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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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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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AU student volunteers cut and package food at Thrive DC

In the Community ·

Giving Thanks: AU Health Studies Volunteering in DC

Students working in DC communities, all year long
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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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Students walk on campus near Constitution Hall in March 2021.

On Campus ·

I’m an AU Contact Tracer. Here are 5 things I want our community to know.

Contact tracing remains part of the university’s comprehensive approach to reopening safely.
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Child with virtual reality headset

Communications ·

Institute for IDEAS Lands $1 Million NSF Grant for Immersive Filmmaking Studio

The School of Communication (SOC) sat down with Institute Director and SOC Assistant Professor Krzysztof Pietroszek to talk about the Center and its work.
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