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On Campus ·

A Time-Old Question: Who Was Mary Graydon?

Generations of Eagles know Mary Graydon's name. Yet, the identity of one of AU's earliest benefactresses has long retained an air of mystery.
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Science ·

To the Point: What Do We Really Know About Ozempic and Wegovy?

Department of Health Studies’ Dara Ford answers our question of the week
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John Boyle Ruiz

On Campus ·

He Speaks for the Trees

Groundskeeper and AU grad student John Boyle Ruiz, SIS/BA ’22, has bloomed where he’s planted, launching the arboretum’s Tree Thursday Instagram series
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On Campus ·

Eagle Tales: Helping Eagles Soar

AU boasts more than 3,000 dedicated staff members. Meet one here: Paula Warrick, senior director of the Office of Merit Awards.
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Alisyn Camerota speaks at a campus event April 2.

Communications ·

A Reporter Shares Her Own Story

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA ’88, spoke about her new memoir, her AU experience, and her path into journalism during an SOC event on April 2.
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US News Rankings

Announcement ·

American University’s School of Public Affairs Ranked No. 13 Overall, Highest in D.C., by U.S. News and World Report

According to the 2025 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of Public Affairs Graduate Schools, the AU SPA continues to earn high marks.
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Acting provost and chief academic officer Vicky Wilkins addressed the AU Faculty on April 2.

On Campus ·

The State of the University

In her first annual address to the faculty on April 3, Vicky Wilkins, acting provost and chief academic officer, shared updates about the ongoing work to understand how AU is operating today and necessary changes to position AU to thrive in the future.
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Environment ·

Professor MacAvoy on the Science of Earthquakes

After earthquake rattles New Jersey, Professor of Environmental Science Stephen MacAvoy answers our questions about recent earthquakes across the globe
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Research ·

How Does Mobility Impact the Health of Female Sex Workers?

SIS professor Maria De Jesus answers questions related to her research on how mobility impacts HIV care for female sex workers.
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President of the United States Joe Biden

International ·

Biden Steps Up Pressure on Israel

SIS professor Jordan Tama spoke to The Conversation about President Joe Biden's recent threat to place conditions on support for Israel after an Israeli drone strike killed seven aid workers in Gaza.
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