On November 21, 2014, the Board of Trustees of American University voted in favor of supporting climate destruction, refusing to divest its $550 million endowment from the fossil fuel industry and placing American University firmly on the wrong side of history.
On Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and community members will gather at American University for the largest action ever organized by Fossil Free American University, a student group that has been organizing for divestment for two years.
Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.
By Marlena Rubenstein At 12, I could barely run across the gym without gasping for breath. So if someone had predicted that I would one day run 3.1 ...
I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.
These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.
All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.
Three years ago, the American University administration announced that it would not be signing off on a grant proposal to the US Department of Justice for $300,000 in funding for sexual assault prevention resources because there would be a mandatory education component for students.
We whisper and gossip. We hope our daughters are not rounding up their girlfriends to go to parties like this. We hope our sons wouldn't drop a roofy, rohypnol, into the glass of an unsuspecting girl with the express intent of raping her. We hope.
Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...
Neil Kerwin became American University's 14th president in September 2007. Kerwin joined AU in 1975 and has held numerous faculty and leadership posit...
President Kennedy wasn't able to give the full measure of all he might have given to meeting that challenge in his time. But fifty years on, as Guinness reminds us, we can aspire to the ideals held out in a fallen president's words. They are ageless words, and words worth remembering.
Marriage in the U.S. is as richly complicated as America is. It is to this complexity that I will lift a celebratory glass: to all those who boldly explore the unknown territories of happily-ever-after in a nation of dreamers, risk-takers, lovers and fighters of the good fight.
Last week was the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's commencement address to the graduates of American University. I present an abridged version,...
Listening to Fisher and the other speakers at the Inaugural William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership Awards event at American University's Katzen Art Center recently, a Reilly leadership philosophy emerged.
This weekend, the French and German embassies will jointly bring many of America's most talented debaters from nearly 30 top schools to George Washington University for a one-of-a-kind debate championship.