Sophie in the Spotlight

Sophie Smith may live in the small town of Irvington, New York but in no way does she dream small. She has her eyes set on the city. Smith exclaims the lights of the theater entrance her and she has seen “more Broadway shows than [she] can count.” Broadway is more than just a street name…

Advice from career center adviser: Learn to be a specialist and generalist

With the job market bleak for many graduating seniors, students are turning to career centers for help with life after moving the tassel. The career advisers at American University strive to provide networking opportunities, teach students interviewing skills, find scholarships and find internships or jobs. Julia Beyer, the career adviser of the Schools of Communication…

Event: simulated. Stress: Real

A newsroom simulation allowed NSLC journalism students to experience covering a crisis. On July 10, just before 7 p.m, students trooped to the Ward Circle Building and were separated into six groups. They were told there was an oil spill on the Gulf Coast and to create news articles and a broadcast. Students selected their…

Twosome discover buscapade

  Two American University summer program students   experienced a late night bus adventure Tuesday night, their third night on campus. Discovering they sprinted onto the Metro bus and not the American University shuttle, Liz Varner of Medfield, M.A. and Jake Assael of Pelham, N.Y., both 17, looked around with alarm as they left the bus…

Kermit is right: Being green is hard work

It’s not easy being green, but for students at American University it’s becoming easier. American University is working on being carbon neutral by the year 2020 by building solar panels and green roofs. American University is committed to acting on our values through social responsibility, service and active pursuit of sustainability-mission statement,” said Joshua Kaplan…

AU tops DC in green roofs

American University’s commitment to sustainability has initiated 10 on-campus green roof projects and a solar panel installation that will make it the largest in DC. American University’s Sustainability Outreach Associate, Joshua Kaplan, 22 says 30% of American University’s campus buildings are able to sustain green roofs—5% in which that area is covered. Included are both…

American is red, white, blue and green

American University is one of the leading universities taking environmentally friendly initiatives. The goal of the Sustainability Office at AU is to provide for the current generations needs without compromising future ones.  They have installed 10 green roofs and plan on installing 2,300 solar panels throughout campus in order to become carbon neutral by 2020.…

Students’ dream is green

Graduating is not the only dream at American University anymore, there is a new dream, going green. Recycling cans in every dorm was just the start at American now the second most environmentally friendly school according to LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design)has 20,000 square feet of green roofs, improving air quality and restoring…

Sustainability is a big word at AU

Sustainability is a big word with an even bigger meaning at American University. By 2020 AU will be using energy generated by extensive green roofs, solar panels, and a wind turbine according to Josh Kaplan, outreach associate at AU’s office of sustainability. “Sustainability is development that meets needs of the present without compromising the ability…