The Student Confederation created a new office this June to help respond to problems AU students may face. The Help Center, as described by Chairman Carlos Ramirez, is an initiative to collect and document the complaints of students, which can be submitted in person, online and over the phone.
The NFL kicked off with the NFC last Thursday as the Washington Redskins took on the New York Jets. Now it is time to turn attention to the AFC with whom to watch and who will go all the way. The AFC is a much harder conference to decipher than the NFC, but here are my picks: the Miami Dolphins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Tennessee Titans, the Oakland Raiders, the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens.
Feature photo: Dashboard Frontman Chris Carrabba performs at Bender yesterday. Lines stretched across campus before doors opened.
Visitors to the Washington Monument may soon notice changes to its surrounding grounds with the possible addition of a visitor center. The National Park Service, which oversees of the Mall and monuments, is renewing efforts to install an underground visitor screening center and concrete barrier around the monument.
Friday's sold out Q and Not U show at the Black Cat served as a kick off to the band's upcoming three month, 40-plus date tour. The night belonged to Q and Not U. The band played favorites from "Hot and Informed," "No Kill, No Beep Beep" and "Different Damage.
Exactly 1,200 young people wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans pour out of buses, stand in front of an imposing skyscraper, then collapse onto the pavement. This is the number of people who die every day from a smoking-related condition. This is the latest television ad for the Truth Anti-Smoking campaign, a series of short, sometimes controversial media spots aimed at teenagers and young adults.
"What if my cat dies?" said junior Cathy Gstattenbauer. "I want to be reachable." This is one of the reasons she feels the need to have her cell phone with her most of the time, even if she can't use it. Gstattenbauer represents a growing trend of continual cell phone use, not just on AU's campus, but around the world.
The Kennedy Political Union will be presenting Mark Shields, a CNN news moderator, in Ward 1 at 8 p.m. tonight as the second event of the year. KPU is a Student Confederation office that brings top speakers such as politicians, journalists and other nationally known orators.
Anne Marie Nancy Crossed, the Cataloging, Reference and Circulation Librarian for the Washington College of Law, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The cause of death is not presently known. Crossed, a tenured member of the Law Library staff, was 44 years old.
AU's ban on cigarette sales means that smokers must turn to off-campus stores for their cigarette shopping. While traveling off campus may be an inconvenience, it may actually save smokers money. Several locations near AU charge less the Eagle's Nest's average charge of $5 a pack.
Samantha Van Saun completed her requirements for a master's degree in dance with a self-choreographed concert on Saturday Sept. 6 and Sunday Sept. 7. Van Saun presented a concert entitled "Road to Salvation," staged at Friendship Heights' Jack Guidone Theater.