AU Students attend AL1GN conference last in March.

Student Life ·

Proud to Be First

AU’s first-generations students are proud of their identity and showing that together they can build the bridges first-generation students need to succeed.
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students dance at spring cultural festival

Announcement ·

Six Pilot Projects Selected for Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants

Each project will tackle the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at AU.
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Fanta Aw updates on Rise

Student Life ·

RiSE: Where We Are and Where We're Going

Leaders of Reinventing the Student Experience (RiSE) shared progress and future goals related to the ambitious project.
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Ammarah Rehman, Class of 2019

Announcement ·

AU Student, Founder of ‘The Muslim Project,’ Receives Prestigious Social Change Fellowship

American University Class of 2019 student Ammarah Rehman has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
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SIS Professor and Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw

Announcement ·

American University Appoints Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell has appointed Dr. Fanta Aw to the position of Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence.
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Ibram X. Kendi shown with Robert Benz and Nettie Washington Douglass.

Announcement ·

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

To honor and celebrate 19-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center has teamed up with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives for "The FD200."
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Sherri Williams, PhD

Announcement ·

American University Professor Launches National Effort to Train Aspiring Black Journalists

SOC Professor Sherri Williams has teamed with The Nation to launch "Black On Campus" to train the next generation of black journalists.
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Kogod professor Sonya Grier (right) talking with colleagues at the 2017 Race in the Marketplace Forum.

Research ·

Small World, Big Ideas: The Race in the Marketplace Initiative Facilitates Collaboration

Kogod professor Sonya Grier is a cofounder of RIM.
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Othello in black and white.

Arts ·

Caleen Jennings Talks Othello, Race, and Theatre

On March 1, Prof. Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s newest production, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, opens in the Katzen Studio Theatre. In Jennings’s remake, the 415-year-old play comes alive through a contemporary lens.
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Lauren Lumpkin

Journalism ·

‘Black On Campus’ Aims for National Impact

A recently launched investigative journalism reporting program for black college students, has a strong presence at American University.
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