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2021 AU Commencement Ceremony

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American University Class of 2021 Celebrated and Urged to Continue as Changemakers and Find Their Life’s Mission

AU celebrates 141st commencement with in-person processions and virtual ceremony
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Collage of images of America's First Ladies

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Virtual Event Examines Impact and Evolution of the Role of America’s First Ladies

American University's First Ladies Initiative and the White House Historical Association host a symposium that examines the role of America's First Ladies.
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Teacher with student

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New Workforce Initiative Will Advance Education for Early Childhood Professionals

American University, Trinity Washington University and Martha’s Table are partners
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Former Obama Official and Health Care Entrepreneur Todd Park Is American University’s 2021 Commencement Speaker

The virtual celebration on May 8th will honor approximately 2,900 graduates across eight schools.
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Challenge Accepted

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New Brand Campaign Highlights a Community Turning Challenges Into Meaningful Change

‘Challenge Accepted’ illustrates how AU empowers lives with purpose and advances the university’s Changemakers for Changing World strategic plan
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Roger Fairfax, Jr. Dean of Washington College of Law

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American University Names Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. as Dean of Washington College of Law

Prominent legal scholar, lawyer, and educator selected to lead AU’s dynamic law school
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Spring blossoms at American University

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Black Alumni Leaders Across The U.S. Lift As They Climb

The Black Alumni Collective hosts virtual leadership retreat in the Nation’s Capital
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SPA Ranked 13 in U.S. News & World Report

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AU’s School of Public Affairs Is Top Ranked in D.C. in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

School of Public Affairs Is Ranked No. 13 in 2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
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She Votes: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics

New survey of women voters shows that Covid-19 has widely shifted perceptions of American politics, work norms, and gender roles.
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Cars at the border

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Children of Recent Immigrants Do Not Raise Crime Rates, New Study Reveals

A new study shows that the children of recent immigrants to the US do not lead to higher crime rates in U.S. schools.
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