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AU Newsmakers 7.20-7.27, 2018
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Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Politico's Pulse Check
President Sylvia Burwell appeared on Politico's Pulse Check to discuss her career working in the government, and her new role in higher education. Burwell said, “We as a campus have rolled out a plan on inclusive excellence, which focuses on race as well as other issues. And the idea around ‘inclusive excellence' is that we can't be excellent, as a university, if we are not inclusive.” (7/25)

Additional Features
Sorting Out Imported Cars From Domestic Ones: It Can Be Complicated
Kogod School of Business Associate Professor Frank DuBois spoke to Forbes about his 2018 Made in America Auto Index, and the nuance needed to determine how much of an automobile is made domestically or abroad. DuBois said, “A Japanese vehicle made in the U.S. may not be as Japanese as you think it is. And a domestic-brand vehicle may not be as domestic as you think it is.” NPR's Marketplace, a nationally syndicated program, also covered the release of the index. (7/24)
A Gallery of One's Own: How the Washington Women's Arts Center Created a Home for D.C.'s Creative Women
WAMU-FM featured a story about Latitude, an exhibition at American University Museum. Latitude features pieces by former members of the Washington Women's Arts Center, a feminist collective that fostered talent and promoted works by female artists. Latitude runs through Aug. 12. (7/25)
She Makes Sure Unwanted Food Gets to Hungry Americans
Rising senior Maria Rose Belding was named a CNN Hero for her work with MEANS, a nonprofit she co-founded that connects food service organizations with charities that need the donations. Belding said, “MEANS aims to make it easier to donate food than throw it in the dumpster. … We're like a bridge that hasn't existed before.” Belding is a participant in AU's Center for Innovation. (7/19)

Faculty Authors
The Importance Today of Teaching Students Wisdom
Peter Starr, dean of AU's College of Arts and Sciences, wrote an opinion piece for Inside Higher Ed suggesting four methods for teaching wisdom. Starr wrote, “It is vital that we as educators teach our students to acknowledge and appreciate complexity, in both its cognitive and ethical forms.” (7/24)
Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi and Nigeria
Rachel Sullivan Robinson, associate professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Conversation about a study she co-authored that analyzed access to sex education in the U.S. and Nigeria. Robinson wrote, “While there is no universal way to ensure access to sex education, the experiences in Nigeria and Mississippi show that it can be done- even in places that are most resistant to the idea.” The article was reprinted in five media outlets, including WTOP-FM Online. (7/24)
A Turbulent Future May Be in Store for U.S.-Turkish Relations
Doga Ulas Eralp, professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Conversation about the future of U.S.-Turkish relations. Eralp wrote, “Anti-Americanism runs high in Turkey, according to a recent survey. People in Turkey are increasingly nationalist, especially younger Turks.” (7/25)

Murder With Impunity: An Unequal Justice
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, spoke to The Washington Post about the disparity in justice for black and white victims of violence. Kendi said, “Black people have experienced police officers more as profilers and brutalizers, as opposed to investigators, and it takes investigators to solve very difficult homicide cases.” (7/25)
Violence and Intimidation Mar Pakistan Election
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies Akbar Ahmed appeared on CNN to discuss the elections in Pakistan. Ahmed said, “I do acknowledge the fact that the Pakistani people are committed to the democratic process. They have not been discouraged, and I think that's huge.” (7/25)
Republicans, Democrats Veer Toward Extremes as Midterms Approach
Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to Hearst TV about differences in Republican and Democrat ideology. Cafaro said, “2016 Republicans, people that cast a Republican ballot for Donald Trump, are different from a traditional Republican who voted for anyone from John Kasich to John McCain.” (7/20)
Campus Conundrum: For Professors, Trump Requires 'Constant Adaptation'
Paul Manuel, professor of public affairs, spoke to CQ Roll Call about how teaching practices have adapted during the Trump presidency. Manuel said, “You teach differently. You have to be more aware of how engaged the students are. You have to let them express their outrage. That's your starting point.” (7/23)
A Court Decision in California Threatens to Erode the Constitutional Right to a Lawyer
Jenny Roberts, professor in the Washington College of Law, spoke to The Intercept about new threats to a person's right to a lawyer. Roberts said, “Imagine that, and then the prosecutor appeals and you don't have a lawyer for the defense arguing the constitutionality of the statute. That seems crazy to me.” (7/20)

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"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
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