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Heaven Sensky

Achievements ·

Commencement Is a Day of Many Firsts for Speaker Heaven Sensky

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Heaven Sensky, BA/SPA ’18, became the first in her family to receive a college degree.
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Heaven Sensky, SPA '18

Student Life ·

Heaven's Story

Commencement speaker Heaven Sensky shares what it’s like to be a first-generation student at AU as she prepares for her fall commencement speech.
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Henry Watson

Alumni ·

Henry Watson: A Call to Service

Henry Watson, SPA/BA/MA ’18, says he came to American University in 2014 as a bright-eyed idealist ready to take on the world.
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Cornel West and Robert George speaking at event

On Campus ·

Cornel West and Robert George Talk About the Purpose of a Liberal Education

Speaking at an event on campus Dec. 7 moderated by SPA Associate Professor Thomas Merrill, the two professors underscored the importance of engaging in civil dialogue and the value of a liberal education.
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students tour the white house

Government & Politics ·

AU Students Are Immersed in White House History

See some of the experiences students involved in a unique new undergraduate course have enjoyed, including a tour of the White House.
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Olivia Ivey

On Campus ·

The Project on Civil Discourse: Finding Truth in a Divided World

Associate University Librarian Olivia Ivey shares her perspective on truth and civil discourse in this first story by The Project on Civil Discourse.
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President H. W. Bush with Bill Reilly

Environment ·

'It's Pretty Hard to Say No to a President'

Bill Reilly, who has been instrumental to the direction of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy and its William K. Reilly Endowment, recently reflected on his time as EPA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush.
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Woman holding

Announcement ·

She Votes. She Leads.

New poll from American U. reveals what mattered to women in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Elizabeth Warren Vicky Wilkins

Government & Politics ·

10 Memorable Moments from Elizabeth Warren’s Speech at AU

The senator from Massachusetts talked democracy in the US and abroad, trade, and the urgency of climate change during an appearance at AU.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amrutha Chatty

On Campus ·

Students Share What It's Like to Meet Elizabeth Warren

Students share what it's like to meet U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who on Nov. 29 spoke at AU, sponsored by AU School of Public Affairs, Kennedy Political Union, and AU College Democrats.
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