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AU student Edwin Santos looks over the ocean while traveling in El Salvador.

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First-Generation Student Earns Inaugural Scholarship from Obama Foundation, Airbnb CEO

The scholarship provides up to $50,000 in financial aid for the final two years of college for students who want to pursue a career in public service and substantial funding for travel.
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The Kogod School of Business

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Kogod School of Business Recognized for Entrepreneurship and Teaching

The Kogod School of Business rose 23 spots into the top 50 business schools.
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photo by Mignonette Johnson

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The Art of Black Philanthropy: Highlighting Alumna Tiffany Townsend

Tiffany Townsend talks about Black Philanthropy Month.
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US News and World Report ranked AU's first-year experience 12th nationally in its 2023 rankings.

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AU’s First-Year Experience Named Among the Country’s Best

AU also ranked in the top 30 nationally for study abroad, service learning,  international business programs, and for innovation.
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Announcing New SPA Faculty 2022-2023

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SPA Welcomes New Faculty in the 2022-23 Academic Year

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University is pleased to welcome a new cohort of experts to the school in academic year 2022-23, including traditional and term faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and research scholars.
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James Madison art

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Madison Prize

CCPS Director David Barker Explains SPA’s Bi-Annual Award for Bipartisanship
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Anita B. McBride

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Anita B. McBride Announced as the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award Recipient

Anita B. McBride, former Chief of Staff for First Lady Laura Bush and currently Executive in Residence and Director of the First Ladies Initiative, received the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award.
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Jim Thurber with students

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Jim Thurber and the Ukrainian Connection

Ukrainian PAAI Alumni Share Their Perspectives on the War, Rebuilding, and a Special SPA Professor
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Marc Alain Boucicault

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MA Alumnus Marc Alain Boucicault Is Reshaping Haiti’s Economy

Social entrepreneur leveraging technology to reshape international socioeconomic dynamics
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Administratively Adrift book cover

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Administratively Adrift: Overcoming Institutional Barriers for College Student Success

New book by Provost Emeritus and SPA Professor Scott Bass recommends organizational reform for higher education institutions.
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