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Many university leaders are engaged in work on inclusive excellence.

On Campus ·

Aiming for Racial Equity, AU Pushes Toward More Equitable Future

AU is placing an even greater emphasis on work to move towards racial equity with specific actions to address inequities across the university.
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President Sylvia M. Burwell helps hand out meals on Thanksgiving Day.

On Campus ·

American University hands out Thanksgiving dinners to students

Here's how AU provided hot meals to about 100 students and staff on Thanksgiving Day.
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Campus Plan

On Campus ·

AU Campus Plan: Blueprint for A Decade

AU submitted its 2021 campus plan with the DC Zoning Commission.
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AU students—Noor Coenen; Tamir Harper; Jennie Saldana; Josiane Umulisa; and Claire Whitman—share their challenges, concerns, and recommendations for online instruction and engagement during the student panel, moderated by Michelle Strange.

On Campus ·

AU Faculty and Staff Double Down to Help Students Succeed Online

Five Students Share Their Experiences After AU Navigates First Online Semester Due to COVID-19
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AU held an in-person commencement procession for the Class of 2021.

On Campus ·

AU Graduates Return to Bender Arena for Commencement

About 1,450 students returned to campus to walk across the stage at Bender Arena.
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AU 2021 District Sholars

Achievements ·

AU Welcomes its Second Cohort of District Scholars

The prestigious award covers tuition and room and board for high-achieving students who demonstrate significant financial need.
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Q and A with Dr. Fauci

Science ·

AU’s Kennedy Political Union Hosts Dr. Anthony Fauci

The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) hosted Dr. Anthony Fauci, the physician, immunologist, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who received an honorary doctor of science degree from AU in 2018.
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Beto O'Rourke joined Kennedy Political Union on April 6.

Government & Politics ·

Beto O'Rourke Talks Politics, Future

The former Congressman and presidential candidate joined the KPU to talk current events and politics.
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Campus Beautification Day sign on the main quad

On Campus ·

Bringing Campus Back to Life on Earth Day

On Monday, AU kicked off Campus Beautification Day, a university tradition each April around Earth Day.
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Students move in to Letts Hall

Student Life ·

Campus Comes to Life as Students Arrive for Mid-Semester Experience

A familiar scene took place on March 4, as students started moving into residence halls. The Mid-Semester Residential Experience (MSRE) is a chance for students, many of whom had never lived on campus, to experience community in person and safely.
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