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COVID-19 Operating Status For Spring 2021, most AU courses are offered online, with select on campus activities and services available. Individuals coming to campus must complete a daily self-screening. COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff.

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Spring Exhibits at AU Museum Open Virtually

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Public Health Experts Answer Questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines

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Kogod in the Community

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CNN’S Abby Phillip Discusses Race and Representation in the Media at Joint SOC and KPU Event

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