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Many university leaders are engaged in work on inclusive excellence.

On Campus ·

Aiming for Racial Equity, AU Continues Push Toward More Equitable Future

AU expands longstanding work 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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Asian American Solidarities in “Post-” Pandemic World. A special panel for the Journal of Asian American Studies

Announcement ·

Asian American Solidarities in “Post-” Pandemic World

APRC kicks off semester with free panel conversation on September 9
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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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The Counseling Center has increased its services for the fall 2021 semester.

On Campus ·

AU Counseling Center Expands Services to Meet Anticipated High Clinical Demand

Anticipating higher demand for its services this semester, the Counseling Center added staff and expanded emergency services and more robust wellness options.
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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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President Sylvia Burwell talks with families during move-ins for the fall 2021 semester.

On Campus ·

AU Students Return to Campus with Excitement, Energy

Three AU students share their experiences during the pandemic and their excitement for returning to campus.
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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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