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What AU did last summer...

While students raced out of Washington to enjoy their summer break, several major developments occurred on campus which The Eagle reported in its summer editions. Here is the break down of that news. Sports AU's Athletic Department underwent major reorganization over the summer.

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AU ranks in '331 Best'

AU ranked twelfth for "great food" and sixteenth for "great college town" in the Princeton Review's annual 331 Best Colleges last month. Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University also pulled in top rankings in the book that purports the top 20 colleges in 62 categories, based on student input.

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Eagle's Nest to open Sept. 11

Eagle's Nest, AU's answer to a convenience store, will reopen on Sept. 11. The renovation was scheduled to be complete last week, but due to some supplies "taking longer than expected" to arrive, the opening was delayed approximately one week, according to Hillary Dallas, director of Auxiliary Services, said.

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Pearson takes SC spot

Melissa Pearson took office Aug. 15 as the acting Student Confederation comptroller. SC President Ken Biberaj, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, appointed Pearson to the office after elected Comptroller James Abbott resigned to take a position with Student Activities.

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McDonald's comes to campus

A McDonald's franchise will open this semester in the Butler Pavilion despite the proximity of another franchise currently located less than one mile away on Wisconsin Avenue. The opening of the restaurant is slated for the end of October, though the size of the necessary construction project could delay the completion, according to Hillary Dallas, AU's director of Retail and Leasing Operations.

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Colleges prepare for meningitis scare

As colleges across the country brace themselves for the largest freshmen classes in recent history, administrators are also weary of the increased risk for meningitis. With three recent outbreaks of meningitis in Manchester, Iowa, local health officials are hoping University of Iowa students get vaccinations.

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