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AU in the News 3.27-4.3, 2020
AU in the News 3.27-4.3, 2020

Top Stories
American University Student Partners With Data Scientist to Launch Coronavirus Resource App
The DCist featured the efforts of AU student Ryann Ashley. Ashley partnered with a data scientist to build an app of coronavirus resources. (3/27)
The Fight Against Period Poverty- Inside a College Dorm
The Hill featured the efforts of AU student Taylor Whittington to alleviate period poverty. Whittington founded The Menstrual Mission, an organization that collects and donates sanitary products and educates people on the issue of period poverty. (3/28)

Faculty Authors
For Trump, Power Is for Self-Preservation Only
Kim Wehle, professor in the Washington College of Law, wrote an article for The Atlantic about the powers of the executive office in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Wehle wrote, “After weeks of stalling and misinformation, Trump has declined to use his far-reaching presidential powers to take all necessary steps to protect the public from widespread suffering and death in this unprecedented global health crisis.” (3/31)
Why Don't We Know Who the Coronavirus Victims Are?
Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center Ibram X. Kendi wrote an article for The Atlantic about whether the coronavirus pandemic is having different impacts on different communities. Kendi wrote, “I worry the virus is disproportionately infecting and killing people of color right now – and we don't even know.” (4/1)
Can Democracy By Mail Save 2020?
Amy Dacey, executive director of the Sine Institute for Policy & Politics, wrote an article for The Hill about administering elections by mail. Dacey wrote, “It is critical that legislators pass laws to create mail voting systems where they do not already exist and offer broader absentee voting procedures.” Dacey also spoke to AFP and MacLeans Magazine about Vice President Joe Biden's response to the coronavirus. David Lublin, professor of public affairs, wrote an opinion article for The Baltimore Sun and spoke to WBAL-AM about vote-by-mail measures being implemented in Maryland. (3/31, 4/2)
Five Myths About Women's History Month
Associate Professor of Histroy Kate Haulman co-wrote an article for Ms. Magazine addressing some of the myths about Women's History Month. Haulman and her co-author wrote, “Women's history holds that it's possible to celebrate the contributions of women who were public figures succeeding on historically male terrain – what women's historians once called ‘women worthies'; to recover more of those women who may yet remain unknown to history; and to tell the stories of the vast majority of women who were never famous.” Pamela Nadell, director of the Jewish Studies program, wrote an article for The Forward about inspirational Jewish women. (3/31)
Take It From Pluto the Schnauzer: Comedy Will Help Us Through the Coronavirus Crisis
Caty Borum Chattoo, executive director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, wrote an article for The Conversation about how comedy can help during trying times. Borum Chattoo wrote, “[Comedy] offers catharsis, resilience and a source of civic imagination that invites play and helps us imagine the future.” (4/1)

AU Experts Discuss the Stimulus Bill
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to Bloomberg Law about the coronavirus stimulus bill. Bruckner also spoke to Spectrum News about the updated tax deadline. Washington College of Law Professor Lindsay Wiley spoke to NPR about the stimulus bill, and Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to WFMJ-TV. David Lublin, professor of public affairs, spoke to The Hill about the disproportionate aid D.C. received from the stimulus bill. Jason Howell, adjunct professor in the Kogod School of Business, spoke to WTTG-Fox5 about relief available for homeowners and renters. (3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, 4/1, 4/2)
Inside China's Controversial Mission to Reinvent the Internet
School of Communication Interim Dean Laura DeNardis's book, “The Global War for Internet Governance”, was cited in a Financial Times article about Chinese internet governance rules. This article requires a subscription to view. (3/27)
Countries Face an Online Education Learning Curve
School of Education Professor Vivian Vasquez spoke to U.S. News & World Report about the learning curve schools face while transitioning to online learning. Vasquez also spoke to University Business about online learning. Meredith Jacobs, assistant director of Academic Programs at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectural Property at the Washington College of Law, and Peter Jaszi, professor emeritus at the Washington College of Law, co-wrote an article for EdSurge about online learning. (4/2, 3/30)
Artists Livestreaming Concerts During Coronavirus
Aram Sinnreich, associate professor in the School of Communication, spoke to KCBS Radio about the trend of musicians and artists livestreaming concerts during the coronavirus pandemic. Sinnreich said, “Simply, it's a way to use music as a healing and connecting process, as well as a way to maintain a relationship with their fans when they can't tour.” (3/27)
Scientists Say Pollution Levels Have Dropped Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Simon Nicholson, assistant professor of international relations, spoke to WMTW-TV about the environmental impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Nicholson said, “If a lot of people decide, on the back of all of this, that you know it's ok to work from home, the cultural shift will have a lot of ramifications.” (4/2)

''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, not the total AU Mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights, not the total AU Mentions for the week

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