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Transforming the World One Scholar at a Time

The (Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars) FDDS program is one of AU’s most competitive scholarship opportunities. Find out how the program prepares a new generation of leaders to navigate the challenges of our ever-changing world.

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Hall of Science Marks New Era at AU

In compliance with the latest COVID-19 health and safety protocols, American University's new Hall of Science opened its doors to several in-person labs and classes this spring.

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Student Emergency Relief Fund Helps Eagles Meet Covid Challenges

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated many existing challenges in society and brought fresh urgency to longstanding issues.

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New Opportunities for the AU Museum

The AU Museum is celebrating an exciting new chapter thanks to the recent Corcoran Legacy Collection gift. See how these new pieces are benefiting AU students and helping AU be a part of the D.C. community.

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Sine Institute Drives Powerful Conversations

American University recently launched the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics to bring together experts and students to work on the nation's most pressing challenges by seeking common ground and bipartisan solutions.

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New Partnership Sparks Bright Future for AU and D.C. Students

"American University must be "a part of, not apart from" Washington, D.C.'s people and neighborhoods"—President Sylvia Burwell. Read about our new partnership, which is helping address the impending teacher shortage in D.C.

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