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Ladner fires up flames of AU tradition

"Harvard on the Potomac" is no longer as new President Benjamin Ladner stepped into the AU public eye Wednesday at opening convocation. In his first major address to students, faculty and staff, Ladner saluted AU's past while speaking out against trying to imitate other universities.

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Benjamin Ladner!!

Dr. Benjamin Ladner was sitting in Seattle one evening on a routine business trip when an official from the New York-based search firm that helped AU find candidates called to see if he would be interested in the presidency of AU. Six weeks later, he had the job.


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AU drinks more than average

In an effort to alleviate alcohol and drug abuse on AU's campus, the university circulated a comprehensive survey last spring in conjunction with AU's Division of Student Life.


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Stepping it up

The Capitol Steps look menacing as Secret Service agents overlooking the president.


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Permits now only obstacle to construction at Spring Valley Center

Construction is still on hold at the recently-purchased Spring Valley Center, new home to the Washington College of Law, and will not begin until construction permits are obtained. "The city provides no specific calendar as to when the permit will be released," said Andrew Popper, WCL deputy dean of space and planning.


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First-year diversity: the breakdown

Quick: what's the male-to-female ratio at AU? While you could go through your four years at AU without knowing the vital statistics of the university, your relatives are asking, so you might as well find out.


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Bender Library upgrades

Bender Library went through various improvements this summer, including the installation of high-tech periodical services and data bases as well as some revamped old services which are ready for use this fall.


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Renovating Anderson: Phase one

After a waiting period that left it last in the line of halls to be renovated, the Phase I renovations on Anderson Hall were finally completed this summer. And what was it that excited residents most about the refurbished hall? The source of excitement is not the temporary carpets, nor the better air conditioning units but is reportedly the new lounge kitchens.


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Candidates debate issues

The biggest issue in the upcoming city council election is D.C.'s financial crisis, candidates for Ward 3 council member and audience members said at a candidates' forum Thursday night. The forum, which was held at McLean Gardens condominiums, was one of several which have been held in the past several weeks to allow the public to ask questions to the four candidates running for Ward 3 council member, Democratic incumbent Jim Nathanson, Democratic challengers Kathy Patterson and James Montgomery, and Republican challenger Philip Murphy.


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Many changes come as Ladner arrives

Bill Ahlstrom, who served as special assistant to Presidents Joseph Duffey and Elliott Milstein, has left AU, as have Director of Student Activities Larry Williams, Director of Student Services Darion Carney and Associate Dean of Students Stacey Morgan-Foster.


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Sex in the afternoon

Suzi Landolphi, known for her frank approach to sex and safety in the '90s entertained and informed students last week in the Woods-Brown Amphitheater.


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Three Democrats vie for Ward 3 seat

With D.C. primaries just over a week away, the three candidates vying for the democratic nomination for Ward 3 council seat are making the final push for your votes. The candidates include incumbent Jim Nathanson, who has already served two four-year terms, Kathy Patterson, and James Montgomery.


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Cut free by AU, nationals, ZBT appeals decision

AU severed its affiliation with Zeta Beta Tau fraternity's Beta Psi chapter on June 30 for what Dean of Students John Martone called "flagrant and serious violations of University policies." ZBT national followed suit August 10 by cutting off ties with the AU chapter.




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One Card unifies meal plan, hall access and Bender library use

AU is going high-tech. Beginning this semester, the university is implementing a new, state-of-the-art ID card system. The "One Card" is designed to be used for a variety of services on campus and has reduced the cost and hassle of student ID cards, according to Tom Taylor, manager of security systems.



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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