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Return of intramural field to come

The ongoing recovery of arsenic and chemical weapons is coming to a close, according to a report by the Army Corps of Engineers on Aug. 5. The Corps is now completing the replacement of soil in the intramural field but the search will continue in an area of campus known as Lot 18.

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Summer lovin'

Sex and Sensibility columnist Allison Weil discusses her summer conversations about love, and tells readers how her perspective has changed as a result.

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Changes coming to audio tech

Audio Technology students may start seeing some changes to their major this year, as the program is being "re-centered" away from performance and content aspects, Department Chair Michael Gray said. The major was determined to have drifted away from its original focus, a science and technology program, after undergoing a review process, Gray said.

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Take a trip to Tenley

For many, the beginning of the school year signifies a fresh start in an unfamiliar area. For others, it is simply a return to the tried and true routine of past semesters. For all, D.C. is full of great places to be discovered. About as familiar to AU students as the Mary Graydon Center, Tenleytown offers a mixture of restaurants, bars and shops - all just a shuttle ride away.

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Giamatti gets his big break

Paul Giamatti sat eating grapes, inadvertently dropping half of them on his hotel room floor at the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. He intermittently drank from a bottle of water, which he habitually held over his mouth while speaking. After a day of interviews he appeared somewhat disheveled.

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Neat freaks keep it clean in the dorms

Despite the chaos and confusion of the first day of classes, freshman Jessica Antista's dorm room looks immaculate. Perhaps too immaculate. The beds are made, the floor is free of empty pizza boxes and stray t-shirts, and the wall d?cor look as if they were hung with a level.

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Rain brings flooding, power loss

A Tuesday afternoon thunderstorm caused flooding and power outages across the AU campus, forcing the Washington College of Law to cancel Wednesday classes, and has been blamed for a car accident that slightly injured an AU graduate student. The swift rainfall brought flooding to stairwells in several buildings and the Nebraska Parking Lot and knocked out power in Nebraska Hall and the WCL building, according to Willy Suter, director of Physical Plant Operations.

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Cross Country laces up for strong season

It was a banner season for AU Cross Country in 2002 as Samia Akbar qualified for the NCAA championships and the Men's and Women's teams each won their first Patriot League titles. This fall, they are hoping to do it again. Practice begins today for AU Cross Country in the hills of Northwest Washington as the men's and women's squads look to build on last year's success.

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Men's Soccer opens with two wins

AU Men's Soccer closed out their preseason with a scrappy 1-0 exhibition win over Towson at Reeves Field on Sunday Afternoon. Familiar faces carried the afternoon. Junior Andrew Herman, last year's leading goal scorer, beat Tiger 'keeper Zak Thompson in the 44th minute after latching onto a through ball from junior Shawn Kuykendall, last year's assist leader.

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China Cafe brings the Far East close to home

Like all college students, I am on a budget with little room for luxuries like dining out in restaurants. And like many of my fellow students, I feel dining on campus can get a little monotonous. Throw in transportation restraints and there are not many choices, or so I thought.

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Credit cards denied

Beginning Monday, AU will stop accepting credit cards as payments for tuition, fees, room and board , although they will still be used for other campus services including EagleBuck$ and purchases of books. According to Assistant Vice President of Finance Doug Kudravetz, credit cards were used as payments in $50 million for tuition.

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New "Heights"

"When you're 17, every day is war." That is the very fitting tag promoting "The Battle of Shaker Heights," the winner of the second Project Greenlight, a filmmaking contest created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. In the film high school senior Kelly Ernswiler (Shia LeBeouf) participates in simulated wars during his leisure time as an escape from the personal battle of his adolescent struggles with his family and schoolmates.

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U.S. News ranks AU 99

U.S. News and World Report published its 2004 rankings for best universities on Aug. 22. AU ranked 99 out of the 248 national universities with doctoral programs considered. The statistics used for the report were collected from information taken in 2002.

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Audiences want indie, not "Gigli"

Summer means tank tops, flip flops, a job requiring all of three months of commitment and maybe a fling requiring even less devotion. Yet, while people shed substance in other aspects of life, they may expect it from summer movies. The average fun and superficial summer flick wasn't enough to draw the usual hordes of fluff-devouring movie-viewers.

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Campus Briefs

Briefs from around campus for the week of August 28, 2003

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Officer Sanchez resigns

Officer Juan Sanchez will never again march into the Letts-Anderson Quad to break up a fight, dash into McDowell Hall to help a sick student, or cruise the quad smiling in a Public Safety SUV. After seven years at AU, "Sanchez," as he was known by students, has left the school to become a federal police officer.

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New life in Eagles this fall

Eagles Sports columnist Jesse Epstein says, "For the American Eagles, this fall season brings a clean slate. "A new school year.ÿA new Athletic Director (To Be Announced).ÿ And a new opportunity for many of AU's squads to rise to national prominence."

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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.