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Seniors plan class gift

The Class of 2004 voted to renovate the Letts-Anderson Quad as its Senior Class Gift and plans to raise $50,000 by the end of the school year, said Melissa Chin, co-chair of the Senior Gift Committee.

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Summit seeks D.C. input

A weekend summit billed as "America's largest town hall meeting" is meant to gauge how D.C. residents - including students - think the District government should plan for the future.

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Tupac Shakur's life told on film

From the opening gunshot of "Tupac: Resurrection," the audience is taken on a nearly two-hour journey through the life of hip-hop prophet Tupac Shakur, but for true Tupac fans the film runs like an MTV special.

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NASA: No. 1 place to work

NASA ranked first among federal agencies according to a report, "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government," but leadership among the agencies received the lowest scores, according to a study completed by an AU Institute.

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SC, greeks call it an 'AU night'

The Student Confederation, along with Greek Life and the Washington Wizards, presented a check for $10,000 to the Children's Miracle Network Tuesday night at "AU Night" at the MCI Center. The money will go to the Kids Care Fund, which supports the basic needs of child health care, and to the Children's National Medical Center in D.C., said Kelly O'Neill, coordinator of Events and Promotions for the Network.

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Citizen Summit seeks residents' thoughts

A weekend summit billed as "America's largest town hall meeting" is meant to gauge how D.C. residents - including students - think District government should plan for the future. At the third Citizen Summit in four years, set to take place all day Saturday at the Washington Convention Center, residents will discuss public education, adding more officers to the Metropolitan Police Department, the availability of affordable housing and other issues.

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AU leader reflects on Ramadan

Two-liter bottles of Sprite and Coke are stacked under the desk and bags of food are piled in the corner of a small, windowless office in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. But Marwan Bagdadi is not preparing for a disaster or winter hibernation. As incumbent president of the Muslim Student Association, Bagdadi is largely responsible for the group's Ramadan events, including the provision of food for breaking the fast.

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Trying to live like a prophet

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and the third of the five Islamic pillars of faith. During Ramadan, Khalidi, along with Muslims throughout the world, refrains from eating, drinking, smoking, speaking negatively of others or engaging in sexual activities while the sun is up.

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N natl brief 2

UC-Berkeley code of conduct revisions could curb students' rights By Kevin Deenihan & Emma Schwartz Daily Californian (U. California-Berkeley) 11/10/2003 (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. - University of California-Berkeley administrators are preparing sweeping changes to the Student Code of Conduct that would dramatically change how students can defend themselves against university disciplinary charges, according to a final draft of the revisions obtained by The Daily Californian newspaper.

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'I was obsessed with Hanson': Confessions of an ex-teenybopper

I have a dirty, scandalous confession to make. You might even call it slightly perverse. However you take it, you'll be surprised. OK, here goes: I'm a card-carrying member of the Hanson fan club. And I'm not ashamed of it. I continue to be proud of this obsession because Hanson means something more to me than music.

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Bush gets college vote?

By conventional wisdom, college students tend to be more politically liberal than the general population. However, a new survey by Harvard University's Institute of Politics suggests otherwise. The poll, conducted last month, found that 61 percent of the respondents approved of President Bush's performance.

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