The AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (AU or AMERICAN) is a private research
university in Washington, D.C., United States, located in the
Tenleytown neighborhood in the northwest portion of the district. In
the late 18th century,
George Washington had written about wanting a
"national university" to be established in the nation's capital, but
it took almost a century for that dream to be established. The
university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 24, 1893,
as "The American University", when the bill was approved by President
Benjamin Harrison .
The university has seven schools and colleges: the School of
International Service ,
College of Arts and Sciences , School of
Business , School of Communication , School of Professional the School
of International Service is ranked 8th for graduate programs and 9th
for undergraduate programs in the world according to
Foreign Policy .
The School of Public Affairs is ranked 19th in the nation, tied with
Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles
according to US News "> The front gate at
American University was established in the District of Columbia
by an Act of Congress on December 5, 1892, primarily due to the
efforts of Methodist bishop
John Fletcher Hurst .
After more than three decades devoted principally to securing
financial support, the university was officially dedicated on May 15,
1914. The first instruction began on October 6 of that year, when 28
students were enrolled (19 of them graduate students, nine of them
special students who were not candidates for a degree). The First
Commencement, at which no degrees were awarded, was held on June 2,
1915. The Second Annual Commencement was held on June 2, 1916 where
the first degrees (one master's degree and two doctor's degrees) were
awarded. Birthplace of Army Chemical Corps
Shortly after these early commencement ceremonies, classes were
interrupted by war. During World War I, the university allowed the
U.S. military to use some of its grounds for testing. In 1917, the
U.S. military divided
American University into two segments, Camp
American University and
Camp Leach .
Camp American University became
the birthplace of the United States' chemical weapons program, and
chemical weapons were tested on the grounds; this required a major
cleanup effort in the 1990s.
Camp Leach was home to advanced research,
development and testing of modern camouflage techniques. As of 2014 ,
the Army Corps of Engineers is still removing ordnance including
mustard gas and mortar shells .
During the next ten years, instruction was offered at the graduate
level only, in accordance with the original plan of the founders. In
the fall of 1925, the
College of Liberal Arts (subsequently named the
College of Arts and Sciences ) was established. Since that date, the
university has offered both undergraduate and graduate degrees and
programs. In 1934, the School of Public Affairs was founded.
During World War II, the campus again offered its services to the
U.S. government and became home to the U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
and a WAVE barracks. For AU's role in these wartime efforts, the
Victory ship SS _American Victory_ was named in honor of the
John F. Kennedy delivers the commencement address at
American University, June 10, 1963
The present structure of the university began to emerge in 1949. The
Washington College of Law became part of the university in that year,
having begun in 1896 as the first coeducational institution for the
professional study of law in the District of Columbia. Shortly
thereafter, three departments were reorganized as schools: the School
of Business Administration in 1955 (subsequently named the Robert P.
and Arlene R. Kogod
College of Business Administration and in 1999
Kogod School of Business ); the School of Government and
Public Administration in 1957; and the School of International Service
In the early 1960s, the Department of Defense and the Central
Intelligence Agency operated a think tank under the guise of Operation
Camelot at American University. The government abandoned the think
tank after the operation came to public attention. AU's political
intertwinement was furthered by President
John F. Kennedy 's Spring
1963 commencement address . In the speech, Kennedy called on the
Soviet Union to work with the
United States to achieve a nuclear test
ban treaty and to reduce the considerable international tensions and
the specter of nuclear war during that juncture of the
Cold War .
From 1965 to 1977, the
College of Continuing Education existed as a
degree-granting college with responsibility for on- and off-campus
adult education programs. The Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing
provided undergraduate study in Nursing from 1965 until 1988. In 1972,
the School of Government and Public Administration, the School of
International Service , the Center for Technology and Administration,
and the Center for the Administration of Justice (subsequently named
the School of Justice) were incorporated into the
College of Public
and International Affairs.
The university bought the Immaculata Campus in 1986 to alleviate
space problems. This would later become Tenley Campus.
In 1986, construction on the
Adnan Khashoggi Sports and Convocation
Center began. Financed with $5 million from and named for Saudi
Adnan Khashoggi , the building was intended to update
athletics facilities and provide a new arena, as well as a parking
garage and office space for administrative services. Costing an
estimated $19 million, the building represented the largest
construction project to date, but met protest by both faculty and
students to the university's use of Khashoggi's name on the building
due to his involvement in international arms trade.
In 1988, the
College of Public and International Affairs was
reorganized to create two free-standing schools: the School of
International Service and the School of Public Affairs , incorporating
the School of Government and Public Administration and the School of
Justice. That same year, construction on the
Adnan Khashoggi Sports
Center completed while the
Iran-Contra Affair controversy was at its
height although his name remained on the building until after
Khashoggi defaulted on his donation obligation in the mid to late
The School of Communication became independent from the
Arts and Sciences in 1993.
American University of Sharjah , the only coeducational,
liberal arts university in the
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates , signed a
two-year contract with AU to provide academic management, a contract
which has since been extended multiple times through August 2009. A
team of senior AU administrators relocated to Sharjah to assist in the
establishment of the university and guide it through the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process.
In 2003, American launched the largest fund raising campaign in its
history. The program, _ANewAU_, has a goal of raising $200 million.
As of October 2009, the university had raised $189.6 million. When the
campaign is completed, the university's website stated that it would
"help to attract and retain the finest faculty, increase scholarship
support, create and endow research and policy centers, ensure
state-of-the-art resources in all of our schools and colleges, expand
global programs, and secure the long-term financial health of the
university by boosting the endowment."
In the fall of 2005, the new
Katzen Arts Center opened.
Benjamin Ladner was suspended from his position as president of the
university on August 24, 2005, pending an investigation into possible
misuse of university funds for his personal expenses. University
faculty passed votes of no confidence in President Ladner on September
26. On October 10, 2005, the Board of Trustees of American University
decided that Ladner would not return to
American University as its
Cornelius M. Kerwin , a long-time AU administrator,
served as interim president and was appointed to the position
permanently on September 1, 2007, after two outsiders declined an
offer from the Board of Trustees. According to _The Chronicle of
Higher Education _, Ladner received a total compensation of
$4,270,665 in his final year of service, the second highest of any
university president in the United States.
Ground was broken for the new School of International Service
building on November 14, 2007, and completed in 2010. A speech was
given by Senator
Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).
Neil Kerwin retired as AU's president at the end of May 2017. The
current president is
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell , whose tenure officially
began on June 1, 2017.
Aerial view of main campus
American University has two non-contiguous campuses used for
academics and student housing: the main campus on Massachusetts
Avenue, and the
Tenley Campus on Nebraska Avenue. An additional
facility houses the
Washington College of Law , located half a mile
northwest of the main campus on Massachusetts Avenue. Additionally, AU
owns several other buildings in the
Tenleytown and Spring Valley , and
American University Park areas.
American University in 1916
The first design for campus was done by
Frederick Law Olmsted but was
significantly modified over time due to financial constraints. The
campus occupies 84 acres (340,000 m²) adjacent to
Ward Circle , the
intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues . AU's campus is
predominantly surrounded by the affluent residential neighborhoods
characteristic of the Northwest Quadrant of
Washington, D.C. The
campus includes a main quadrangle surrounded by academic buildings,
nine residential halls, a 5,000-seat arena, and an outdoor
amphitheatre . The campus has been designated a public garden and
arboretum by the American Public Garden Association, with many foreign
and exotic plants and trees dotting the landscape. School of
* Abbey Joel Butler Pavilion, holds the campus store, the Office of
Campus Life, the Career Center, and meeting spaces.
* Battelle-Tompkins Building, the university library until 1977 and
now home to the
College of Arts and Sciences .
* Hurst Hall, first building of the university, ground broken in
1896 for what was to be the
College of History. The architects were
Van Brunt "> The Woods-Brown
Housing is guaranteed for two years. Most freshman and sophomore
students choose to live on campus. Freshmen are not required to live
The university recently added 1000 beds in 2013.
Residence halls on the main campus are grouped into three "campuses".
* North Campus, commonly referred to as "North Side":
* Hughes Hall
* Leonard Hall
* McDowell Hall
* Nebraska Hall, located across Massachusetts Avenue from main
campus. It features apartment-style residences.
* Cassell Hall, opened for the Fall 2013 semester. This residence
hall is equipped with a state of the art 8,000 square foot fitness
* East Campus, completed construction in 2017, includes these halls:
* Congressional Hall
* Constitution Hall
* Federal Hall
* South Campus, commonly referred to as "South Side":
* Anderson Hall
* Centennial Hall, featuring suite-style living originally intended
as housing for upperclassmen.
* Clark Hall
* Letts Hall, named after John C. Letts, university Trustee and
President of the Board 1921–1931.
* Roper Hall
Tenley Campus Capital Hall, Tenley Campus,
Formerly the Immaculata School,
Tenley Campus is located half a mile
east of the main campus, and was purchased by
American University in
1987 specifically for the
Washington Semester program. Tenley Campus
used to be home to the
Washington Semester and Washington Mentorship
Program students, which featured housing primarily for international
and transfer students. Before construction of the new Washington
College of Law,
Tenley Campus was home to the main offices of: the
School of Professional University Marketing and Publications; and the
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. During the summer, the residence
halls were used to house students in the
Washington Semester - Summer
Tenley Campus has been home to American University's law
school, the Washington
College of Law. Over the course of several
years, former dormitory halls and academic buildings were torn down
and replaced with a number of newer, more contemporary academic
buildings that now house the Washington
College of Law. Ironically,
the law school's reputation has fallen sharply since construction
began on the new campus. Graduates are reportedly saddled with
enormous amounts of debt, and in 2014 only 42% of graduates held jobs
that required they pass the Bar.
RECENT BUILDING EXPANSIONS
* Renovation of the
McKinley Hall into a new home for the School of
SUMMER 2014-SUMMER 2016
* Construction of new East Campus development, to be composed of
three residence halls and two connected academic buildings
* Demolition of outdated buildings and dormitories on Tenley Campus,
construction of new buildings to house the
Washington College of Law
Admission to AU is rated as "more selective" by _U.S. News 5,860 were
admitted (35.0%) and 1,787 enrolled. The average high school grade
point average (
GPA ) of the enrolled freshmen was 3.66, while the
middle 50% range of
SAT scores were 590-690 for critical reading,
560-670 for math, and 570-670 for writing. The middle 50% range of
the ACT Composite score was 26-30.
For the Class of 2020, AU received over 19,000 applications and
_U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT _
_WASHINGTON MONTHLY _
_U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT _
AU's undergraduate program is ranked tied for 74th among "national
universities" in _U.S. News ">'s 2017 rankings.
In 2008, 2010 and 2012,
American University was named the most
politically active school in the nation in _The Princeton Review'_s
annual survey of college students. In 2006, the _Fiske Guide to
Colleges_ ranked AU as a "Best Buy" college for the quality of
academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance. However, in
2013, the Daily Beast listed the school in their list of "20 Least
Affordable Colleges." For two years in a row,
American University has
had more students chosen to receive Presidential Management
Fellowships than any other college or university in the country. In
spring 2006, 34 graduate and law students were chosen for the honor.
School of International Service (SIS) is recognized as the
largest of its kind in the U.S. Among The Association of Professional
Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) schools, AU's School of
International Service has the largest number of minority students and
female students and is ranked 6th among APSIA schools in numbers of
international students. A review in _
Foreign Policy Magazine_ ranked
the school 8th in the country for preparing future foreign policy
professionals and 25th for academic careers. SIS's undergraduate
programs earned a spot at number 11, and its graduate programs were
ranked number 8. Because the field of international relations is not
evaluated by _U.S. News & World Report_, the
College of William and
Mary recently published the results of their survey, which ranked the
AU international relations master's degree in the top 10 in the United
States and the doctoral degree in the top 25. The School of
Communication is among the top 25 in the nation, and it graduates the
third largest number of communication professionals among U.S.
colleges and universities. The School of Public Affairs is ranked
19th in the U.S. by _U.S. News & World Report_ for 2016.
American University Center for Innovation (AUCI) was
recognized the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB) as one of the world's top twenty entrepreneurship centers in
April 2017. At the undergraduate level, AUCI offers an
entrepreneurship minor for all university majors and a specialization
for business school students.
The university is composed of seven divisions, referred to as
colleges or schools, which house its academic programs:
Arts and Sciences (CAS),
Kogod School of Business (KSB), School of
School of International Service (SIS), School of
Public Affairs (SPA), School of Professional & Extended Studies
Washington College of Law (WCL). With the exception of
WCL, undergraduate and graduate courses are housed within the same
division, although organized into different programs.
American University is also home to a unique program known as the
Washington Semester Program. This program partners with institutions
around the world to bring students to AU for a semester. The program
operates as part of the School of Professional instead, speakers from
various sectors of a particular field are invited to address the
class, often from different perspectives.
In the _Chronicle of Higher Education_ survey of college presidents'
salaries for 2007–08, President
Cornelius M. Kerwin was fifth
highest in the nation with a compensation of $1.4 million.
American University Library
1926 as Battelle Library
over 1,000,000 volumes
ACCESS AND USE
10,000 students "> The Jack I. and Dorothy G. Bender Library and
Learning Resources Center sits at the top of the Eric Friedheim
The Jack I. and Dorothy G. Bender Library and Learning Resources
Center is the main library facility for the campus. A branch Music
Library is located in the Katzen Art Center. The Pence Law Library,
part of AU's Washington
College of Law, operates separately from the
main library system. The University Library is part of the Washington
Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which includes seven other
libraries. The WRLC operates a consortium loan service between member
institutions and has a shared collections site in Upper Marlboro,
The Bender Library provides a variety of individual and group study
spaces and includes a Curriculum Materials Center, a New Media Center,
Graduate Research Center, classrooms, and a café. About 160 public
computer workstations are available throughout the Bender building and
researchers also may borrow laptops, chargers, tablets, and other
electronic devices. In October 2012, the library acquired a large
poster printer which researchers may use for presentations and other
The Library's Archives and
Special Collections houses unique and rare
materials and information on the history of the institution. The
University Archives is the repository for papers and other documents,
including sound recordings and photographs, spanning more than a
century of the university's history.
Special Collections houses rare
materials. Among the more important holdings are the Artemas Martin
collection of mathematical texts, the Charles Nelson Spinks collection
of artistic and historical works of Japan, the Irwin M. Heine
collection of literary works, and Christopher Johnson collection of
William Faulkner books. Playbills form a significant set of the
collections with the James Carroll and Iris Lipkowitz collections most
notable among them. Other significant collections include the Barlett
"> Between McKinley and the Mary Graydon Center
AU has over 240 recognized organizations on campus, ranging from
political and social. The Student Union Board (SUB), a part of the
Student Government, is AU's oldest student-run organization. Since
1963, the SUB has arranged big name concerts and live entertainment
for AU. Acts have ranged from the
Grateful Dead to
Ben Folds . Past
Bob Dylan ,
Andrew WK ,
Phantom Planet , Everclear , Ben
Jimmy Eat World ,
Paramore , Stephen Lynch ,
Jim Gaffigan ,
Snow Patrol ,
Ghostface Killah ,
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists , and
Blackalicious . SUB also screens free second-run movies for the AU
community, known as SUB Cinema.
AU has eight student-run university-recognized media organizations.
These media organizations are governed by a Student Media Board and
are funded through the university's undergraduate student activity
American University is affiliated with the United Methodist
Church, it also has many organizations that serve students of other
religions. In addition to the AU United Methodist Community, American
University has a variety of religious life groups including Chabad
Lubavitch of the AU Community,
American University Hillel, the
Jewish Student Association, and many others.
American University has a Panhellenic Association (PHA),
Interfraternity Council (IFC),
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC),
and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
National Panhellenic Conference (Panhellenic Association)
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Sigma Delta Tau
Phi Sigma Sigma
Alpha Xi Delta
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Sigma Gamma Rho
Phi Beta Sigma
* North American Interfraternity Conference
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Sigma Phi
Alpha Sigma Phi
Beta Theta Pi
* Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Tau Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Mu
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Zeta Beta Tau
* Multicultural Greek Council
Alpha Nu Omega
Lambda Pi Chi
Gamma Rho Lambda
American University has an Environmental Issues Project Team to
recommend steps about how to fulfill the university's responsibility
to protect the environment to the administration. The Team also works
to increase environmental awareness on campus. Student environmental
activism has grown into a major presence on American's campus. The
student environmental group, EcoSense, works with regional and
national organizations such as the
Chesapeake Climate Action Network ,
The Campus Climate Challenge , Energy Action Network, Step It Up 2007
, DC Woodlands,
Power Shift , and the DC Youth Environmental Alliance.
An environmental science class at American conducted a study from
February to April 2009 to measure the amount of food waste avoided by
eliminating trays from one of the college's dining halls. The class
found that trayless dinners resulted in 47.1% less solid waste than
dinners during which trays were used, spurring a student-driven
campaign to go trayless across campus. The university's overall grade
College Sustainability Report Card improved dramatically
between 2008 and 2009 from a "D+" to a "B-", demonstrating the
university's commitment to environmental responsibility.
In 2011, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in
Higher Education (AASHE) awarded
American University a gold rating,
the highest possible, on their STARS scale for sustainability. In the
same year American University's School of International Service
building received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Gold certification for its 70,000 square foot building that is
renowned for sustainable design and "cradle-to-cradle" philosophy.
American University ranked #2 in the
Sierra Club 's list of
the 'Top 10 Greenest Colleges'.
In 2014, the university announced an ambitious project to build a
solar farm in partnership with
George Washington University. As of
January 2016, the completed solar farm provides an equivalent of 50%
of the university's energy. This has greatly furthered their goal of
carbon neutrality by 2020.
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A member of the
Patriot League , AU is home to a wide variety of
athletics, including men's and women’s basketball , soccer ,
cross-country , swimming their last season was in 1941.
Bender Arena , a state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility, hosts many
of American’s athletic competitions.
Bender Arena officially opened
its doors on January 23, 1988, when AU's women's basketball team
James Madison University .
Reeves Field, home to AU's soccer team, earned the 2002 College
Soccer Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association,
hosted its fifth NCAA Tournament game, and served as the training site
Uruguayan national football team . Barcelona and Blackburn
Rovers have also used Reeves Field as a training facility. In the
summer of 2000, AU served as the practice site for Newcastle United .
Major League Soccer's D.C. United, Miami Fusion and San Jose
Earthquakes have also practiced at AU. National teams from the U.S. ,
Bolivia , and
Portugal trained at Reeves in 1996 in preparation for
Summer Olympic games held at
RFK Stadium . Reeves Field – AU
Reeves Field also features a six-lane track to accommodate the track
and field programs at AU and functions as a multi-purpose event site.
During his term as Vice President,
George H. W. Bush regularly
traveled in the morning from his home at the
U.S. Naval Observatory ,
located about two miles (3 km) from American University, to run the
track at Reeves Field.
American University features seven outdoor tennis courts for the use
of the intercollegiate tennis teams as well as the university
community. Two outdoor basketball courts complete the outdoor
recreational facility located next to Reeves Field and behind Bender
Arena . AU has hosted three of the last four tennis team championships
since joining the Patriot League, with the men's team winning
back-to-back titles on the AU hardcourts and setting Patriot League
Championship attendance records each year. The women's team last
Patriot League title in 2002. Both tennis teams have
since been cut from the athletics program.
In 2007, AU Junior Josh Glenn won the
NCAA Division I National
Wrestling Title for 197 lb (89 kg). This was the first time since 1966
that an AU athlete won a national championship.
On March 14, 2008, AU earned its first NCAA Tournament berth in men's
basketball by defeating
Colgate University in the Patriot League
Championship Game. However, AU lost its first-round NCAA tournament
game against the
University of Tennessee . On March 13, 2009 AU's
men's basketball team repeated as
Patriot League Champion by defeating
Holy Cross 73–57, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Men\'s
Basketball Championship . They ultimately lost to Villanova
University in the first round on March 19, 2009 with a final score of
For the spring semester of 2009, AU men's swimming and diving team
posted a 3.54 GPA, the highest team grade-point average of all
Division I swimming and diving programs according to the Collegiate
Swim Coaches Association of American (CSCAA).
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY TELEVISION
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AU Student Media
American University Television (ATV) is a student-run organization
based at American University. The station's programming runs through
the residence halls and throughout campus on channels 2 and 15, as
well as streaming content online.
ATV was founded in 1979 as WAVE-TV to serve as a new media outlet for
AU students beyond the existing student newspaper and radio station.
In 1981, WAVE-TV was formally recognized by the AU Student
Confederation, and began full operation as a campus wide closed
circuit television station, which broadcast three nights a week.
WAVE-TV was funded by the Student Confederation and by local
In 1989, WAVE-TV was renamed to American Television (A-TV2, later
shortened to ATV). Over the course of the 1990s, ATV became available
to televisions in student residence hall rooms, and significantly
expanded its programming. In 1996, ATV was recognized by the Society
of Professional Journalists, receiving the Mark of Excellence award in
sports reporting and overall newscast.
Until the early 2000s, ATV filmed most of its shows in the SOC Media
Production Center. Following AU's renovation of the Mary Graydon
Center in 2002, ATV moved into a new dedicated studio and office space
on MGC's second floor, outfitted with cameras and equipment donated to
the station by AU alumni Norman and Mary Klotz ('76, '79). Shortly
after the move, ATV began broadcasting its programs 24 hours a day, 7
days a week for the first time.
ATV launched its first dedicated website in 2007, and launched an
online live-stream simulcast of its on-campus broadcast in 2009,
expanding the reach of the station's programming beyond an on-campus
student audience for the first time. Most of ATV’s viewers are now
In 2011, ATV launched an innovative new rebranding campaign, along
with a new logo and station imaging, bringing greater campus
visibility to ATV's programming and participation opportunities.
_ATV News_ provides the latest news both around campus and around the
Washington D.C. area. The weekly news program provides student-run
coverage about politics, sports, entertainment, and weather.
Special Broadcast_ gives exclusive interviews with guests from
the Kennedy Political Union and the Student Union Board.
* Rush Holt
* Jon Huntsman
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas
_ATV Shortz_ features episodic student-created short sketches .
_Rapid Fire_ is a compilation of student-created comedic skits, with
each skit being roughly 10 to 30 seconds long.
_The American Dream_
_The American Dream_ has a combination of late night comedy and talk
show, as well as a sitcom with the host, Jason Gaines and the show's
varied correspondents as they work behind-the-scenes to run the show.
_SportsZone_ has a group of panelists discuss the latest sports news
where they make predictions and cover campus athletics.
_Superheroes Registered_ is an episodic crime drama about conflicts
between superheroes and villains vying for control of the city. It
shows the real-life implications of a world of superheroes and
villains. Similar to the style of Marvel's recent films, the show can
be a serious drama, but has playful aspects as well.
_ATV In The TAV_
_ATV in the TAV_ is a variety show in the vein of Saturday Night Live
that features the best content of ATV. It is broadcast in the Tavern
at 7:00 p.m. every other Tuesday.
* _The After Party_
* _Capitol Politics_
* _I Have News for AU_
* _Midnight with Chris Noll_
* _Midnight with Kurt Lustgarten_
* _The Pr0n Show_
* _Screening Room_
* _Solidarity TV_
* _tech tAUk_
* _Uncle Sketch_
List of American University people
Notable alumni of
American University include:
* Acoustic guitarist John Fahey , credited with creating the
American Primitive Guitar style
* US Senator
* White House Director of Communications
* CNN anchor
* Fox News TV anchor and journalist
* Crisis Manager, former Deputy Press Secretary of the White House
and TV Producer (the real Olivia Pope)
* C-SPAN journalist
* TV personality
Judith Sheindlin ("Judge Judy")
* NBC anchor of
Meet the Press David Gregory
* CEO of the
Democratic National Committee
* Director of the
National Economic Council (United States) and
former President of
Goldman Sachs Gary Cohn
* Tony-award winning financier and co-founder of The Raine Group
* Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase
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