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Former AU Professor Isaac Davidson Welt, 81, died Oct. 10 from complications of a stroke at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Welt served on AU's faculty for several years, starting in 1960 as a Biology and Chemistry teacher; AU has been hailed for the third straight year as the most published institution in the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research Journal

Sports
Eagles bring one home, 3-0

Must-win out-of-conference games in October don't come around too often. But with AU Men's Soccer trapped in a four game losing skid, Wednesday's home clash with Princeton was just that. The Eagles rose to the challenge, playing their most complete game of the year in a 3-0 win at Reeve's Field.

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Misrepresent and face arrest

While some students may have friends who are 21 and older, many use fake IDs for their liquor purchases. It may be thrilling to pass for a 21-year-old, but D.C.'s penalties for those caught with fake IDs can easily detract from that excitement.

Opinion
A problem with Adam and Steve

Guest Columnist Heather Blandford argues that Gay marriage is wrong, and thus it is important to support President Bush's Marriage Protection Week against the pressure for unilateral acceptance of civil unions.

Sports
Reeves Field earns national honors

AU's own Reeves Field earned national honors this month as the 2002 Soccer Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association. Each year this award is given to a college or university; however, one man in particular deserves a pat on the back.

News
GA, Freshman class elections close today

AU students headed to the polls to vote for their representatives to the General Assembly and Class of 2007 Council yesterday and continue to vote today. Unlike last year, sheets of paper and pens greet them instead of computers offering online voting. "I've done paper ballots before," said Polson Kanneth, chair of the Student Confederation's Board of Elections. "It's accountable. When someone wants to check the count, they are there. And there's a hard copy." The election, which includes votes for open seats on the GA as well as the new freshman class council, shifted away from the computer system after problems in the past. "Some people were able to vote for themselves five times," Kanneth said, "while others weren't able to vote for themselves once."

Opinion
Staff editorial: Fake IDs buy more than booze

Even using a friend's ID to buy alcohol at a liquor store or a bar is defined as a misrepresentation of identity. Today, with increased arrests, there is an even higher probability of arrest with the misuse of an ID.

News
Crackdown on fake IDs

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) told a congressional committee last week that newer approaches are needed to deal with illegal document production and sale in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood - a place that some AU students find using fake IDs easy. Norton also expressed concerns about national security risks in the Oct. 1 hearing before the Select Committee on Homeland Security. She said after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these activities "could become a conduit for people seeking identification documents to enable them to carry out terrorist activities." Norton said identification document fraud affects the whole nation.

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Music Notes

The Eagle's music department hypes and trashes the latest albums

Opinion
Staff editorial: New drug policy needs changes

Due to a recent survey on drug use, the University has decided to form a "task force" in an effort to bring AU's alcohol and drug use down to or below the national average. Though reduced drug abuse is unarguably a good thing, The Eagle wonders if this task force is acting in the best interests of students, parents or the University's image.

Sports
Eagles stomp Lafayette 4-2

AU Women's Soccer grabbed a vital 4-2 home win over Patriot League foe Lafayette Saturday, Oct. 11, riding goals from both expected and unexpected sources.

News
MP3s revolutionize music biz

An audio revolution and a multi-million dollar legal mess have been caused by a little thing called an MP3. Hundreds of thousands of students download these files, yet how many really know anything about them? For starters, an MP3 is a compressed audio file that takes up less space on a computer or disc than a standard CD file.

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Bookworms buy and sell at upcoming fair

Thousands of used books, art objects, collectibles, stamps and coins will be on sale to the public for two weekends at the end of the month as the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide celebrates its 43rd annual BOOKFAIR at the Department of State.