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AU alum found dead on Mass. Ave.

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A former AU student who is remembered as a musically talented social butterfly was found dead in his Embassy Row apartment during study days last month. Tymon Birchett, 29, widely known as "Tymex," was found dead inside a duffel bag Wednesday.

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Breaking News: Student dies in car accident

AU student Andrew Burr was killed in a car accident Sunday night at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Edmunds Street, near the Naval Observatory. The Washington Post reported that a Subaru Outback, driven by Shelly Wentworth, 22, of 26th Street NW, ran into the back of a Buick Riviera carrying Burr, 20, and four other people - all of which are AU students. Burr and Kyle Bastanchury, 24, were taken to George Washington University Hospital while the other passengers were transported to Georgetown University Hospital. Bastanchury is in serious, but stable, condition, MPD told the Post. Ahmed Nzibo, 21, the son of the Kenyan Ambassador, was in the vehicle but had only minor injuries, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said to the Post. Wentworth has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated by D.C. Superior Court after having a blood alcohol level of .13, .05 above the legal limit. She was released on bond Monday afternoon but faces trial Feb. 6, according to WUSA 9 News. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown University and works at Clyde's in Georgetown, WUSA reported. Burr was an international student from England, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs.


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Water troubles hit campus below belt

AU experienced campus-wide water pressure problems Monday and Tuesday because of a leaky valve. Johnnie Hemphill, spokesman for the Washington Water and Sewer Authority, said the Authority was conducting a test on a valve near Fort Reno in Tenleytown. This testing took place Monday night, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs.


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Remembering the dream

Events on campus and around D.C. in January to honorMartin Luther King Jr. in particular



Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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