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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2015—2017.

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As a Washington Post fellow, I cover education in Virginia for the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper. I report on issues that have taken the national stage in recent months, including student activism, teacher diversity, and school shootings. I’ve absorbed so much from simply being around such a smart, hardworking, and deeply-talented group.

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Explore DC 2018

Nearly 800 incoming AU students spent Welcome Week exploring their new city through service projects spanning all eight wards of the District.

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AU News & Events

Constitution Freedom of Speech

On Campus ·

Project on Civil Discourse Guest Lecture Examines First Amendment

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Photo of Mya Zemlock and Mitchell Lenneville standing beside each other, outside.

International ·

Students Simulate the G20 Leaders’ Summit

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Ariel McMillan at AU. Credit: Will Diamond.

Business ·

Rising to the Top

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Noah Baron in ABC's The Middle

Alumni ·

“IF you get called back.” Look into an Alum’s Journey through AU and Acting

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Bawornluck “Lucky” Sasiphong

Communications ·

American Forum Engages Students around Midterm Elections

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality