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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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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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The AU maintenance team is working to ensure ventilation systems keep the campus safe.

Campus Safety ·

Here's How AU's Maintenance Staff is Keeping Campus Safe During COVID-19

The 160-member Facilities Management Team is taking additional measures to protect the AU community.
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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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