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AU uses summer to renovate

The summer season brings warmer climates to the D.C. area, making construction projects easier to complete, and AU has not ignored this advantage as areas of campus are getting spruced up while the weather is nice and many students are away. The projects range from the renovation of Letts Hall to a new and improved Tavern.

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Colleges respond to court ruling

AU administration was pleased with the decision made by the Supreme Court's ruling in June that endorsed the use of affirmative action as means of attaining diversity within universities, yet many students still have mixed feelings about affirmative action as well as question the level of diversity on campus.

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AU bans all cigarette sales

The Eagle's Nest, AU's convenience store located in Butler Pavilion, will no longer be selling cigarettes after their current stock sells out. The decision to move to stop selling tobacco on campus is an attempt to make AU a healthier community, and falls under the last point of AU President Benjamin Ladner's 15 Point Plan, which outlines Ladner's vision for the future of AU and was set two years ago.

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Plug yourself in

It's summertime, so that means time to look outside at the brightly shining sun and decide to turn your focus to the TV for some quality video gaming time. No matter what your system of preference is, be it XBox, PlayStation2 or GameCube, there are plenty of games new and old to hold attention and abate the need for a social life.

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George resigns

Athletics Director Tom George is stepping down July 31 after 20 months at AU and returning to the private sector in order to deal with personal circumstances. "I appreciate the opportunity that American University has afforded me and I want to thank the entire community for their support of my efforts," George said in a press release.

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Tavern renovating

The Tavern, which is currently under construction, plans to open in time for Welcome Week. According to the senior director of the University Center, Michael Elmore, the Tavern construction is progressing on schedule. He expects the Tavern should be done in time for school to open in the fall; with the latest completion date being set for Aug. 15.

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Music Notes

Music reviews from The Eagle music desk: S.T.U.N., Warped Tour compilation, Clem Snide, and Tricky.

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Experience does matter at Jets show

In a time that is marked by an enormous uprising in pop music it is refreshing to find a band that embodies something a little bit deeper. There is certainly a lot to be said for music with intelligent, emotional lyrics that is composed of more than just three chords. Jets to Brazil can absolutely claim to be a band that generates such music.

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Ex-fraternities still active

Two former fraternities may be planning on recruiting new members this year and AU is taking steps to warn incoming students and parents that these "underground organizations" place students at physical and emotional risk and possible University judicial prosecution.

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The search for the perfect tan

Ah, summer. The perfect time for hanging out, sleeping in and getting the perfect summer sun tan. But before you slap on your bathing suit and slop on the sun tan lotion, The Eagle has some helpful sun tanning tips that will leave you bronze enough to impress your friends come fall semester.

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Universities stand by policies

The Supreme Court ruling of June 23, which upholds the use of race as a criterion for college admissions, caused many institutions to breathe a sigh of relief. The Court, while striking down the University of Michigan's point system, affirmed the constitutionality of the "narrowly tailored use of race to further a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body" in the majority opinion of the court.

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V-Ball takes court

New additions to the Women's Volleyball team (26-8 overall) might be the difference between playing in the NCAA Tournament and winning in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Barry Goldberg and his team ended the 2002 season undefeated in Patriot League action, 14-0.

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Must-see museum exhibits

This summer's general overcast forecast has left many students wondering how to fill up their spare time. For those who want to get out of their dorm rooms and apartments, there are many exhibitions on view downtown. Here are some to check out.

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Deftones rock D.C.

At the 9:30 club the Deftones exploded into their first D.C. show in three years and the first show of a brief guerilla tour, announcing the release of the band's new self-titled Maverick disc, with a riveting performance of the albums lead song "Hexagram.

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Golf team finishes sixth; Hartman, Schieffer place at PL finals

The Men's Golf team placed sixth overall in the Patriot League Golf Championship on the weekend of April 26-27. After three rounds of play, the Eagles finished with a team score of 941 with sophomore Chris Schieffer leading the way. Schieffer placed 16th and ended the tournament with a final score of 234, shooting a 75 in the first round.

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Babe's to become residential?

The plans for the Babe's Billiards site have come under scrutiny both by the Tenley community as well as by AU students. It calls for a 65-foot structure containing between 40 and 50 condominiums according to IBG Investors, LLC, the developer who currently owns the site.