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AU sues CAA over post-season play prohibition

AU filed suit Monday against the Colonial Athletic Association in Federal District Court, alleging the CAA unfairly penalized student-athletes by prohibiting AU from post-season CAA competition after AU announced its intention to leave the CAA in the 2001-2002 school year.

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Volleyball ranks #1 preseason

The AU women's volleyball team expects big things of themselves this season, but apparently so does the rest of league. In a preseason coaches' poll the Eagle were picked to finish first in the seven-team Colonial Athletic Association this year. The Eagles will return five seniors winners to a squad, which finished last season at 25-7.

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Summer cinema recap

Ah, 2000, a new century... and one of the least memorable summer film seasons ever. Usually, there are maybe five or six truly bad films, a lot of enjoyable eye candy and a couple gems. This summer, it was either really good or disappointing crap (most of the latter).

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CUA off-campus houses face reprimand

Catholic University of America student tenants at three Brookland houses will be alerted this week of their school's groundbreaking decision to designate their homes as "disciplined properties" where no party can occur pending university sanctions. The policy dictates that any party or gathering at a "disciplined property" which, in the university's judgement, involves underage or abusive drinking and results in a disturbance warrants strict disciplinary action, CUA General Counsel Craig Parker said.

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Men's soccer loses to Hoyas

Men's Soccer lost its home opener against cross-city rival Georgetown University Hoyas in the opening game of the D.C. Challenge tournament on Saturday 1-0, despite dominating most of the game. The Hoyas took revenge for last year's 2-1 loss against American on a header from senior Charles Beyer in the 38th minute.

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Students learn to live in lounges, triples

Sophomore transfer student Kunnal Buxani and his two roommates did more than hang out in the first floor study lounge of Leonard Hall for their first two weeks at AU. They called it home. "I was on a wait list for housing, and when I got here for orientation, I found out I could live in a study lounge," said Buxani, a transfer student in the Kogod School of Business, last week.

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Housing crunch hits

Campus residence halls are at 106 percent occupancy this fall as freshmen and Washington Semester student enrollments soar, Julie Weber, director of Residential Life and Housing Services, said. There are 1,364 freshmen living on campus this semester, an increase of 122 from last year, according to Anna Pugliese, associate director of undergraduate admissions.

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First-year diversity: the breakdown

Quick: what's the male-to-female ratio at AU? While you could go through your four years at AU without knowing the vital statistics of the university, your relatives are asking, so you might as well find out.

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Cut free by AU, nationals, ZBT appeals decision

AU severed its affiliation with Zeta Beta Tau fraternity's Beta Psi chapter on June 30 for what Dean of Students John Martone called "flagrant and serious violations of University policies." ZBT national followed suit August 10 by cutting off ties with the AU chapter.

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Sites to see around AU

Are you wondering what there is to do for fun while at school? AU is located not only in the nation's capital, but very near other fun and exciting places that are easy to get to. You should never want for things to do.

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Heroin, heist mark outrageous 'Killing Zoe'

The first image is taken from a car driving around the city of Paris at the speed of light. "Killing Zoe" zooms from scene to scene and emotion to emotion throughout. The speed does not slow down for one minute during this wonderful ride.

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AU drinks more than average

In an effort to alleviate alcohol and drug abuse on AU's campus, the university circulated a comprehensive survey last spring in conjunction with AU's Division of Student Life.

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Brooklyn's Biohazard: the exclusive interview

Over the summer, in promoting their new album, "State of the World Address," New York band Biohazard played in the nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion, opening for Sepultura and Pantera. Biohazard is (and always will be, according to the CD jacket): Billy Graziadei - vocals, guitar, piano; Bobby Hambel - lead guitars, acoustic guitars; Danny Schuler - drums; and Evan Seinfeld - vocals, bass. The following is an interview with Graziadei.

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Please warn us first

I recently purchased a grilled cheese sandwich. All I wanted was some bread and cheese. Simple enough. After being handed the sandwich, I was on it like bats on a beehive hairdo. I wasn't expecting anything too fancy. No reason to call in Pasquale. However, they really went all out.

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Return of the Ramen

All right, here we are again, another year, another column. Not that I'm complaining, or anything. I like doing this sort of thing. But there are only so many words in the English language, and I think I'm really close to my legal limit. Oh, and a big "Hi-de-ho" kind of welcome to everyone who's new at AU.

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New Hillel Director

I walked into the Eagle office and she stopped me to introduce herself. She didn't realize that I was to be the reporter to interview her. It's rarely so fun to interview one individual as it was to talk to Lizabeth Wiener, the new program director of American University Hillel.

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One Card unifies meal plan, hall access and Bender library use

AU is going high-tech. Beginning this semester, the university is implementing a new, state-of-the-art ID card system. The "One Card" is designed to be used for a variety of services on campus and has reduced the cost and hassle of student ID cards, according to Tom Taylor, manager of security systems.