AU alum found dead on Mass. Ave.

A former AU student who is remembered as a musically talented social butterfly was found dead in his Embassy Row apartment during study days last month. Tymon Birchett, 29, widely known as "Tymex," was found dead inside a duffel bag Wednesday.

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AU Librarian dies over break after illness

Helen Goldstein, AU's associate librarian in charge of Access Services, died Dec. 31 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Goldstein, 45, worked in the Library for 23 years since graduating from AU. "She's one of the finest librarians I've ever worked with," University librarian Patricia Wand said.

Blink 182 grows up

Alex Kargher feels the positives in Blink 182's new self-titled album.

MLK Day: Seeing 'the fierce urgency of now'

Shaconna Haley, a doctoral student of sociology, will spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at home with her 6-year-old son, Zuri, as she has done for the last couple of years. Haley talks to her son about the struggle and the civil rights movement, the affirmation of the strong black man and of strong leadership, all of which King stood for, she said.

Men's B-ball torpedoes Navy

Navy had no answer for AU senior guard Andres Rodriguez, who set a school and conference record with 19 assists Wednesday night. Nor did they have an answer for freshman guard Andre Ingram, who scored a career-high 27 points, including eight three pointers, in the same game.

Underworld's decade of melodic bliss

Underworld, one of the best electronic acts to come out of the United Kingdom, releases a collection of 10 years of its work with a solid compilation of some of the best underground dance music the industry has to offer.

Arsonist on South Side

A series of fires in Anderson and Letts halls early Friday morning are currently under investigation for arson, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs. Five fires were set in trash cans in bathrooms and laundry rooms through the buildings, and evidence of attempted fires - which did not ignite - were found in five additional areas, and included posters on some residence-hall doors.

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