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AU Newsmakers 4.28 - 5.5, 2017
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American University Responds to On-Campus Hate Crime
As American University copes with and responds to an on-campus hate crime, staff, faculty and students talked with members of the media about issues ranging from the latest updates in the police investigation, the university's actions and resources available to students, and students' and community members' concerns. Student Government Association President Taylor Dumpson appeared on CBS This Morning, Fox WTTG and NBC4-WRC. (5/4, 5/3)
Coverage of SGA President Dumpson's Town Hall
NBC4-WRC livestreamed a town hall led by SGA President Taylor Dumpson and interviewed students following the town hall. (5/4) *****Link not available
AU Students Share Thoughts
AU students shared thoughts on Fox WTTG and WUSA-9. (5/3)
AU President Neil Kerwin Gives Remarks
AU President Neil Kerwin gave remarks following a student-administration leadership meeting. (5/4)
Surveillance Video of Suspect Released
News organizations reported on the police investigation, including the release of surveillance video of a suspect and a reward offering. (5/3)
University Communications Officials Give Remarks
University Communications officials appeared on CBS This Morning, WAMU-FM's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and on local D.C. area news outlets to discuss the hate crime and the university's response. (5/3)

Faculty Authors
China's Role in Post-Hegemonic Middle East
John Calabrese, professor in the School of Professional and Extended Studies, spoke to Real Clear World about how China's relationship with the Middle East has evolved and how it affects the United States. Calabrese said, “China's role in the Mideast has grown diplomatically, economically, and militarily, however this increased involvement is not necessarily indicative of an incipient strategic competition between China and the United States.” (5/1)
Rewriting NAFTA Has Serious Implications Beyond Just Trade
For The Conversation, Jessica Trisko Darden, professor in the School of International Service, authored an opinion article about the renegotiation of NAFTA and its implications for immigration and border security. Trisko Darden wrote, “Bad deal or not, NAFTA has fundamentally reshaped North America's immigration and security policies.” (5/4)

United Blunder Prompts Airlines to Throw Cash at Their Problems
Kogod School of Business Associate Professor Itir Karaesmen Aydin spoke with Bloomberg about the United Airlines settlement. Aydin said, “The United airlines story shows that in case of ‘rare events' the unknown cost of overbooking can be extremely high.” (4/28)
Trump's First 100 Days: High in Executive Orders, Low in Approval Ratings
Richard Benedetto, professor of communication, spoke with CBS News about how President Donald Trump has the lowest approval rating than any other president after his first 100 days in office. Benedetto said, “It's been more controversial, more tumultuous because he's not only battling with his political opponents, whoever he perceives to be his political opponents, he's battling with the press." (4/28)
Trump Foreign Policy Gets Tough Scrutiny at 100-day Mark
Dean of the School of International Service James Goldgeier spoke with Voice of America about President Trump's foreign policy. Goldgeier said, “The best thing I can say is that he (Trump) has realized that positions he took during the campaign are not workable and that he needs to rethink the way he was going to approach countries like Russia and China.” (5/2)
Senate the Next Challenge After Trump Passes Bill to Repeal Obamacare
David Lublin, professor of public affairs, spoke with Canada's Globe and Mail about the health care bill and how the House vote may affect President Trump's next 100 days in office. (5/5)
AU Students Weigh In On Trump's 100 Days and Discuss Future of Democratic Party
In a livestream conversation hosted by ABC News Online (Digital), Distinguished History Professor Allan Lichtman discussed his new book, “The Case for Impeachment.” Four AU students also joined the conversation to discuss their thoughts on President Trump's first 100 days and the future of the Democratic Party. (5/1)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week

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