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News
DHS stays next door

Returning AU students can count on sharing their neighborhood once again with the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS's Nebraska Avenue headquarters is expected to house the department for the foreseeable future. On May 22, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced that the department plans to remain in Washington.

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Katzen breaks ground

It has been a rainy season, but construction on the Katzen Arts Center continues as planned. The future home of the performing arts department is located next to Nebraska Hall across Massachusetts Avenue from campus. The construction is on schedule and should open its doors to students in the spring 2005 semester, according to Jerry Gager of the Office of Facilities, Planning and Development.

Sports
AU's up-and-coming Women's Soccer team

AU Women's Soccer has plenty of reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season, if last year's campaign is any indication. Head Coach Michael Brady's Eagles captured their first ever Patriot League Championship last year with wins over Navy and Colgate in the PL Tournament.

Sports
The State of Sports in D.C.

Every year, our nation's leader gives the State of the Union address, outlining the successes and failures of our country. I'm no president, and I won't talk about a country, but here is the State of the D.C. Sports address from Sports Columnist Jesse Epstein.

Opinion
Our Take: A freshman guide to AU

In just a few short weeks, our University will become the new home to hundreds of incoming freshman. For those who need the essential but perhaps not-so-readily available information of what college life is really all about, The Eagle has compiled a short list of essential things for new students to know.

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Summer sequels disappoint

Movie columnist Emily Zemler concludes that the movie industry has a problem: they are completely devoid of an original idea. Someone at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy must have thought, "Hey maybe this summer instead of releasing high quality films that come from unique screenplays, we should just release a sequel to every high grossing movie made in recent years."

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Higher Ed act reviewed by Congress

Proposed amendments to the Higher Education Act could touch AU students' lives when it comes to financial aid. In fall 2002, AU had 5,870 undergraduate students. Approximately 2,348 of them received some form of financial aid according to Amy Gerber, associate director of Financial Aid.

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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.

News
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.