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President Burwell & Secretary Bunch

Alumni ·

AU Alumnus Lonnie Bunch, Philanthropic Leaders Recognized at President’s Circle Event

For his many achievements as a renowned curator, historian, and educator, Lonnie Bunch, CAS/BA ’74, CAS/MA ’76, received the 2020 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal on Tuesday, October 27, at the 39th President’s Circle Celebration.
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Alumni ·

Estate Gift Helps Library Innovate During COVID-19

When the late Doris Blaisdell, CAS/BA ’44, planned an estate gift to American University, she could not have known that her generosity would impact the university at a pivotal moment in history. But that’s exactly what happened.
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The Humanities Truck in front of Batelle-Tomkins building. There is a map of DC on the truck.

In the Community ·

The Humanities Truck Brings Food and Community to DC’s Day Laborers

AU’s Humanities Truck engages DC communities by gathering and disseminating research and shared stories. Now it’s doing much more than that—it is helping ease food distribution to people in need impacted by COVID-19.
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Trees and flowers on the AU quad in spring

On Campus ·

CTRL Stands Ready No Matter the Teaching Modality

The ability to wear multiple hats has likely never been more relevant for faculty. But that’s exactly why CTRL exists—to help faculty excel as educators throughout their careers.
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Student Life ·

Career Center Supports Students Wherever They Are

As the fall semester kicks off, hear from the AU Career Center to understand how their services have changed during COVID-19.
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Three women in front of a DC mural honoring Vanessa Guillen

Student Life ·

Honoring Vanessa Guillen's Memory with Art and Community

For several members of the AU community, the shocking death of Vanessa Guillén prompted a public response — a vigil, a mural to commemorate her life, and a space to bring awareness to systemic violence and exploitation impacting Latinx women.
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Alumni ·

The Art of Helping Others: Alumna and MD First Lady Yumi Hogan Makes Creative Connections

Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan, CAS/MFA ’10, is a bridge-builder using the creative and empathetic thinking she developed at AU. Recently, she has been focusing her efforts on COVID-19 resources and recovery to keep Marylanders healthy and safe.
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Trees and flowers on the AU quad in spring

Alumni ·

Emergency Relief Fund Helps Students in the Face of COVID-19

Over the past few months, Eagles far and wide came together to assist students in navigating this unique set of circumstances. Right away, many members of the alumni community reached out to ask how they could help.
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Science ·

Going Remote: Interning in Health Advocacy During COVID-19

Having returned from a semester abroad, SPA student Julianne Kelleher hadn’t planned on securing an internship. When a staff member from the NACCHO visited her health policy class and said they needed one more intern—she knew it was too good to pass up.
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Parents & Families ·

DC Provides Cultural and Historical Connections for AU Students and Families

Sending their son Harrison to AU from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, parents Michael and Amy Ferachi knew AU would provide a high-quality education in a global city. They discovered how integral Washington, DC is to educational and co-curricular opportunities.
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