The Army Corps of Engineers found no chemical warfare agents during an excavation on campus this month, but results of soil tests for further arsenic contamination are pending and expected to reveal further arsenic contamination. Between Jan. 8 and 11, engineers removed 55-gallon barrels of soil within a 55-meter radius of the excavation pit behind the Hamilton and Kreeger buildings.
The Eagles (3-13, 1-4) played straight through the AU's winter break, while most of the student body relaxed. The team eventually broke their eight-game losing streak half way through January. In their first game after the break, the Eagles dropped a road game against James Madison 71-60.
Though AU students spend a great deal of time complaining about their lack of library resources, other schools in the area seem more than happy to use Bender Library as a supplement to their studies. The library is in a strong position as a center for research and information, according to University Librarian Patricia Wand.
Before addressing Sunny Day Real Estate's newest creation, let's take a moment to speculate. Why is the band's fourth album titled "The Rising Tide?" Is it a homage to the mystery and sublime nature of the ocean - which, using one' s imagination, could be a metaphor for love, one of frontman Jeremy Enigh's favorite subjects? Is it a veiled reference to the sad state of problems in the world, which Enigh also addresses in his songs? Or does it just allude to the odd fashion of the emo music scene (in which Sunny Day Real Estate is popular), where high-water pants are all the rage? Perhaps the first two speculations are correct, but the third is doubtful - Sunny Day's melancholy music doesn't leave much room for humor, and "The Rising Tide" is its most despondent album yet.
Owners of the "High Fidelity" soundtrack are sure to be familiar with the third track, nestled between the Kinks and the Velvet Underground, "I'm Wrong about Everything." John Wesley Harding, a throwback to the '70s folk-revival, sang the pop piece. Now, Harding is back with a new album, "The Confessions of St.
The AU men's soccer team had a superb outing against U. Penn yesterday, posting a decisive 4-1 victory at home. The Eagles' midfielders and forwards were a commanding presence throughout the game, and defenders Larry McDonald, a sophomore, and Brett Colton, a junior, anchored the back line.
While students at the Catholic University of America continue their bitter dispute with their neighbors, student leaders at AU are promising several proactive steps to improve community relations with the school's neighbors. Student Confederation President Ken Biberaj said the SC intends to expand their sphere of influence to include an activist agenda in the D.
Starting later this year, the Metropolitan Police Department will expand its already successful Automated Photo Enforcement program to use cameras to catch speeders. The goal of the program, according to the MPD, is to reduce crashes, injuries, and deaths related to traffic violations.
An AU student could be munching on dead rat in the 110-degree heat of Australia's Outback for the remainder of the fall semester if he is chosen as one of 16 castaways for the second season of CBS's "Survivor." The student, who - under contractual obligation with CBS - must maintain anonymity for the next week or more while he and 24 other finalists await the producers' decision, says he is "extremely nervous.
There is a T-shirt with a man hanging out of his car, flicking someone off with the caption "Don't F*** with Hoboken". Rock band Yo La Tengo are Hoboken natives and as the colorful motorists of this New Jersey suburb will attest, a 13-year career and 10 studio albums are nothing to screw with.
Does anyone else long for 1992? '92 was a year before teen pop and angry white rappers took over the airwaves. It was before coffee houses were money-making machines. It was even a time when the "Batman" films were still decent. The most missed thing about '92 however, is the music.
Everyone comes here with a story. "I met Kid Rock," claims Jacqueline Levine, a freshman in the School of International Service. "No, really, I have pictures," she assures. Having enrolled such a large class from across the country and world, there are even more stories to tell among the freshmen class this year.
Scouting For All, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "get the Boy Scouts of America to rescind its policy of discrimination against gay youth and adults," held nationwide demonstrations Aug. 21 to kick off their latest campaign against the Boy Scouts of America.
The Davenport Coffee Lounge in the School of International Service building will reopen next week and remain exclusively student-run, in spite of recent talks of restructuring, Provost Cornelius Kerwin said. When the building was closed for renovation this summer, there were some regulatory issues in regards to serving food, and the University considered having Marriott run the shop.
The General Assembly voted not to rescind the election of Speaker Pro Tempore Ben Wetmore by a one-vote margin Friday night. The controversial vote was due to statements made on a Yahoo! Club Web site for the Programmatic Review Committee founded by Wetmore.
At least one AU student will have the opportunity to join Pat Sajak and Vanna White as a participant in "Wheel of Fortune's" College Week. "America's Game" recruited contestants at AU on Friday for the show's first visit to the Nation's Capital. "We're looking for people with big personalities," Lisa Dee, "Wheel of Fortune" Promotion director, said.
Wagshal's Coffee and Ice Cream Caf? will move into the space formerly occupied by Blue Mountain Coffee later this semester, Auxilary Services announced Friday. The new caf? is moving into the vacancy across from the main entrance to Bender Arena, according to Hillary Dallas, director of Auxiliary Services.
On Friday, Sept. 15, as students filter from morning classes, making their way to TDR or back to the dorms to sleep off the previous evening's festivities, the sweet sounds of construction will not be the only thing heard on the Main Quad. An open Friday Prayers, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association (MSA), will be held in front of Kay Spiritual Life Center from 1:15 -- - -- 2 p.
Campus radio station WVAU has become one of the largest student groups on campus this year with live DJs playing tunes at nearly all hours over the station's Internet site and channel 30 on campus cable. This year, the brains behind this successful radio operation are the team of General Manager Josh Pearlman and Programming Manager Smith Rodes.