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AHI Virtual Speaker Forum Commemorates OXI Day, Oct. 28

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Virtual Speaker Forum continues with a commemoration of OXI Day on Thursday, October 28, 12 PM EDT, via Zoom, featuring Dr. Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Professor and Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. AHI President Nick Larigakis will host the event on the 81st anniversary of OXI Day.
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Georgetown-Qatar at QF appoints a new interim dean

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), a QF partner, has appointed Dr. Clyde Wilcox, Professor of Government and a member of the Georgetown University faculty since 1987, as interim dean beginning October 16, 2021. Dr. Wilcox brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of higher education in international settings to his...
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Are Jewish ghosts more valued than Jewish lives?

As a New Jersey-born teen at a Nashville quiz bowl tournament in the 1990s, Dara Horn shared a room with two Mississippians. The roomies stayed up late, gabbing about Mister Rogers. The Southerners were utterly convinced: Mister Rogers was speaking directly to them through their TV screens — just like they absolutely knew that Jesus loved them. They waited for Horn to concur. When she instead mumbled something about synagogue, they looked, stunned, at the blond-haired, blue-eyed Northerner: “I thought Hitler said you all were dark.” Reflecting on that experience, Horn would realize that what people know about Jews is that people killed them.
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Swimming & Diving Sweeps American in 2021 Season Opener

WASHINGTON – Georgetown University's men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept American University on Friday at Reeves Aquatic Center in the first traditional format competitions for the Hoyas in 593 days since the 2020 BIG EAST Championships. The men's squad topped the Eagles 129-119 while the women's squad won 131-123.

The Power and Swag of Homecoming on Black Campuses

As schools across the U.S. gear up for homecoming celebrations, whether in real life or virtually, we explore homecoming at historically Black colleges and universities (known as H.B.C.U.s) with discussions about their legacy and Black girlhood, community and spirit. The Times’s Veronica Chambers and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff will host Well-Read Black...

Covid: worldwide cases exceed the 240 million threshold

Coronavirus cases globally have exceeded the threshold of 240 million, while in the world almost 6.6 billion doses of vaccines have been administered so far: this is what emerges from the counts of Johns Hopkins University. According to the American university, since the beginning of the pandemic the confirmed infections...

Q&A with women’s soccer seniors

The Brown and White spoke with women’s soccer seniors Megan Lundmark, Bridget Casey, Abby Furtmann and Erin Keefe to reflect on their four years on the team and learn what they are looking forward to accomplishing after graduation this Spring. Question: What was your favorite moment on the field?. Megan...

Adele, Inc: why the music industry is banking on pop’s $1.5 million-a-day woman

In 2016 the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington D.C. released a study examining Adele’s popularity. In a series of eye-popping charts, academics outlined the extent to which the Tottenham-born singer had “captured the hearts and wallets of consumers worldwide”. One chart showed that her 2015 album 25 accounted for three per cent of all albums bought across the entirety of the United States that year. The analytics project, named Adelytics, pulled no punches in its conclusions. “Adele,” the report said, “is a statistical anomaly.”

Bobby Lewis on One America News, Jean Su on People vs. Fossil Fuels

This week on CounterSpin: “If you have 12 Americans being fed a diet of untruth, that’s 12 too many.” So says John Watson, an American University journalism professor specializing in ethics and media law. He’s talking about OAN, or One America News Network, and its audience, which has been told, among other things, that Donald Trump really won the 2020 election and that chemical cocktails are a better response to Covid-19 than government-authorized vaccines. We’ll talk about how we got here with Bobby Lewis, researcher and editorial writer from Media Matters.

AU student expelled over arrest in attack on gay Asian man, parents

ABOVE: (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) An American University graduate student who was arrested by D.C. police on Aug. 7 on charges that he assaulted a gay Asian man and the man’s parents while shouting homophobic and anti-Asian slurs “is no longer affiliated with the university and will not be allowed on campus,” according to a report by WTOP News.

60 Years Of Public Radio In Washington

In 1961, WAMU-FM first went on the air. American University established the station as an educational resource for the Washington, D.C. community, with some shows targeted for “faculty members, students and specialists” and others for “people who have a lively interest in our culture and issues of our times,” as Educational Radio Network chair Hartford Gunn said in the first broadcast.

Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy): What is her new Director series worth?

How much is the new Director series with Grey’s Anatomy actress Sandra Oh worth? We’ll give you more details. What is the Directrice series worth with Grey’s Anatomy actress Sandra Oh? MCE TV gives you more details. Director with Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) Director is the all-new series starring Grey’s...

Topoly’s 8th Place at ECU is Top D-III Finish

GRIMESLAND, N.C. Methodist's Drew Topoly registered a top-10 Friday afternoon at the ECU Pirate Invitational, running to an eighth-place finish in a field of nearly 100 runners in the men's 8-kilomoter race. Topoly's time of 25 minutes, 12.1 seconds was the fastest of the Division III runners in the meet,...
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Beverly's Moreland taking her basketball talents to Brown University

Alyssa Moreland is highly motivated to become the best she can not only athletically, but academically. Brown University offered the perfect challenge that the Beverly resident was looking for both on the basketball court and in classroom. The 6-foot Moreland, who can play shooting guard as well as either forward...

Opinion: Afghanistan isn’t over

After 20 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. has finally ended its longest war with a difficult withdrawal that gave way to a complete Taliban takeover. The U.S. promised to help thousands of Afghan allies and those who worked and supported the U.S. government in fleeing the country. Now, tens of thousands of Afghans are coming to the U.S. Among these are university students and adults who want to get ahead. Why hasn't American University put out any statement in support of refugees relocating to the DMV?