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Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2015—2017.

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As a Washington Post fellow, I cover education in Virginia for the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper. I report on issues that have taken the national stage in recent months, including student activism, teacher diversity, and school shootings. I’ve absorbed so much from simply being around such a smart, hardworking, and deeply-talented group.


Explore DC 2018

Nearly 800 incoming AU students spent Welcome Week exploring their new city through service projects spanning all eight wards of the District.

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AU News & Events

Parkland student speak in Bender arena

AU Welcomes Parkland Students to Talk Voting, Gun Control, Activism

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On Campus ·

Teju Cole Talks Art and Activism at AU

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President Sylvia M. Burwell, former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, and Professor David Snyder

Former Secretary Jack Lew Reflects on 10 Years Since Financial Crisis

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Tour AU

Announcement ·

American University Teams with Sony to Launch Innovative “Tour AU” Mobile Admissions App

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Sample headline from the Factitious game: China Assigns Every Citizen A Social Credit Score to Identify Who Is and Is Not Trustworthy. Buttons let player vote true or false.

Communications ·

Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

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AU Is Now Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality