November 2020

A dog in front of an American flag mural in DC

Learn how the last 10 censuses have shaken up Congress, get the headlines from SIS alumnus and MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin, meet the congressional Eagles who make it their mission to serve, and pull back the covers on how to get better shut-eye—even during a tumultuous 2020. Also in this issue: Anthony Fauci’s long-running ties to AU, the unifying power of food, tips for bagging plastic, and DC wishes upon the 51st star.

Play

Rooted in the Game 

New women's soccer coach Marsha Harper has kept the ball rolling during COVID

4400 Mass Ave

Roll Model

Communication librarian Derrick Jefferson is never board managing AU's ever-growing games collection 

Insights and Impact

Call of Duty 

Contact tracers deal in sensitive, complex information and bring empathy and humanity to data collection

Rubbing Elbows

Count Us In 

Learn how the last 10 censuses have changed representation in Congress 

Perspectives

Immune From Fear

SPA alumnus Stephen Cammarota never let his fragile health define the way he lived

The Spoils

Bagging Plastic 

How many plastic sandwich bags are used per second in the United States?