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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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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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New technology allows AU students to select their preferred name and pronouns.

On Campus ·

How New Technology Fosters a Welcoming Environment at AU

Two new technology initiatives are part of AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
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AU is spearheading an effort with other DC universities to create a mobile COVID-19 testing lab.

On Campus ·

New COVID-19 Testing Lab Will Help a Return to Campus

AU is spearheading an effort with other DC universities to create a mobile COVID-19 testing lab.
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COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out in the US.

Science ·

Public Health Experts Answer Questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines

Three AU public health experts answered some questions about where the country stands in fighting the pandemic.
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Carol Wright

Communications ·

SOC Alumna Carol Wright Pens Her Own Story After AU

Carol Wright was among students who spent the last of their collegiate time in quarantine due to COVID-19. Since, she's made impressive strides as a comms professional, founder of her own magazine, and a soon-to-be grad student at Harvard Business School.
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Stacey Abrams spoke at AU about combating voter suppression efforts.

Government & Politics ·

Stacey Abrams Continues to Fight for Voter Rights

Abrams joined the Kennedy Political Union to talk about her advocacy for voting rights.
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