A Creek Named Malaita

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January 1, 2020

I was in my last day of contemporary U.S. history class a couple weeks ago, engaging in a discussion on the future of American foreign policy following over 150 years of clodhopping foreign relations in the Middle East, Central America, and South Asia. The topic natura...

November 8, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains contains detailed descriptions of violence and use of abhorrent racial slurs. Reader discretion is strongly advised.

In the late 1800s, Europe saw a massive, collectivized expansion into Asia and Africa. Otto von Bismarck called the...

March 16, 2019

Last semester, I published this article on the two four-percent tuition rate increases implemented by the Kerwin Administration in academic year 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. The first budget under Sylvia Burwell’s presidency, presented to the Board of Trustees on Thursday,...

January 29, 2019

On Sunday, Jan. 27, Ann Marie Powell, the director of AU One Card and Dining Services (which split from Housing and Residence Life last year) visited the AU Undergraduate Senate to present a number of changes with regards to the meal plan selection on campus and meal p...

December 18, 2018

Dear Mr. Meyers,

Congratulations on your recent appointment to provost of American University. However, now is not the time for celebration—now is the time for work. Before your term officially begins on January 15 of next year, I want to bring up the following concerns...

November 13, 2018

On the evening of October 13, I was anonymously sent a copy of a 2013 report authored by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) as a recommendation to the Finance and Investment Committee of the AU Board of Trustees. The report isn’t listed on...

October 2, 2018

On October 1, American University Student Government’s Kennedy Political Union (KPU) announced a fall event featuring "the Parkland Students," David Hogg, Samantha Fuentes, and Jaclyn Corin, all survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year. I don’t...

September 25, 2018

The last institutional budget headed by former American University president Cornelius Kerwin takes effect starting October 1, 2018. Here's a run down of AU's finances from reports published by the university and financial ratings agencies.

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