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Alumni ·

The Durable Impact of Scholarships

AU’s Charles Kligman Central High School Alumni Endowed Scholarship's cascading effect allowed Nicholas O’Connor to continue studying full time toward two bachelor’s degrees, accept an internship, and put him on a career path.
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Technology ·

Book Review - Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

A book review on Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News by Clint Watts. Review by Nicholas Davis.
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Announcement ·

AU Campus Plan Approved by D.C. Zoning Commission

The District of Columbia Zoning Commission voted to approve American University’s 2021 Campus Plan.
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Internships ·

WSP Offers Unforgettable Moments

Unforgettable moments don’t happen to everyone, but they are typical for interns in the Washington Semester Program.
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Chrisraine Gilpin (left to right) Lena Otto, Grace Chen, Nicole Jean-Pierre and John Paul Mejia make up the newest class of Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars.

Achievements ·

Five Changemakers Join 2025 FDDS Cohort

The newest FDDS cohort includes community advocates, activists and aspiring doctors and lawyers.
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Government & Politics ·

Decoding Hate: Understanding the Far-Right Symbology of January 6

The January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot was also a violent exposition of American far-right symbology, decoding the symbols of the far-right will provide key insights into these group’s ideologies, compositions, and histories.
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Business ·

Ready for Takeoff

Kogod alum and Japan Airlines VP of global sales in the Americas, Steve Myer, considers our return to the airways amid Japan’s Olympic-sized challenge.
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Alumni ·

AU Women in Tech: At the Front Line of Cybersecurity

In a knowledge-driven world, cutting-edge research distinguishes universities. At AU, a high-profile cadre of women scholars is kicking those goals up a notch with groundbreaking research linked to one of the world’s most urgent challenges: cybersecurity.
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International ·

To Survive Prison in Guatemala, Male Inmates Rely on Their Visitors

SIS professor Anthony Fontes won the Best Article award in the Journal of Latin American Studies for his co-authored article about the Guatemalan prison system’s economic and social norms. In this interview, he answers questions about the article.
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Announcement ·

New Web Resources Can Help Prevent Youth Radicalization

New tools to help parents and educators protect young people from online radicalization released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab.
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