July 2020

Summer 2020 cover of American magazine

Celebrate the Class of 2020 and meet talented incoming freshmen, learn how recalled Peace Corps volunteers are coming to grips with coming home, and bring the Tenleytown-AU Metro stop back to life with a box of colored pencils. Also in the summer issue: 10 books for troubled times, a restaurateur’s steak in the community, and our plan for a blended learning model in the fall.

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To the Letter 

SPA research professor will spend 15 to 20 years carefully transcribing and annotating presidential correspondence

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A Ready U

University adapts, innovates in the midst of the pandemic


The Art of Lockdown

Alumna’s slice-of-life portraits are a quiet celebration of the pandemic’s silver linings


Time Out

AU's student-athletes wrestle with the agony of delete