D.C. ranked highly

Home to nearly 260,000 undergraduate students at 10 colleges, D.C. has been ranked No. 2, behind Boston, as one of the best large cities for college students.

Who are your NBA tip-off favorites?

The leaves are falling once again, and you know what that means - the NBA season is upon us. The biggest stories of the off-season were Kobe Bryant's impending rape trial, the arrival of 18-year-old NBA savior LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' signing of Karl Malone and Gary Payton.

Intruder in dorm

A female student was harassed by a middle-aged man Wednesday morning while taking a shower in Anderson Hall. This is the third incident of a man making sexual advances towards students this semester.

Cardinal holds Mass at Kay

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of the Archdiocese of Washington celebrated Catholic Mass at the Kay Spiritual Life Center Sunday morning. This was the first time in about 30 years a cardinal spoke on campus.

Campaign may improve academics

AU hopes to attract better students and faculty as it raises money for these factions as part of the "A New AU" campaign. The campaign hopes to raise $45 million for scholarships and department and program chairs and professorships, according to the "A New AU" Web site.

Controversial 'Elephant'

"Elephant," Gus Van Sant's latest film, gives audiences a glimpse into the world of a typical American high school (full of jocks, preps, skateboarders and geeks) on a day when two societal exiles are on the hunt for their fellow classmates.

Briefs from the Sports Desk

Between soccer, field hockey, and volleyball, there more sports going on around campus than we can fit into full articles

Students and faculty talk taxes, loans and Social Security

"The Federal Budget: Who Wins and Who Loses" was the issue of Monday's Table Talk Lunch Series in the Kay Spiritual Center, where about 45 students and faculty showed up for the discussion. John Irons from the Office of Management and Budget Watch and Brian Riedl from the Heritage Foundation spoke about the topics that include privatization, Social Security, student loans and grants and the design of the tax system.

Student Reaction

Student reactions to this week's debate question on partial-birth abortion

Ex-president of Bolivia visits AU

Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, the former Bolivian president who was ousted in October, spoke to a crowded Kay Spiritual Life Center last night emphasizing the importance of democracy in Latin America. Lozada spoke for an hour about the U.S. foreign policy and War on Drugs, eradication of cocoa fields and his country's economic problems.

Eagles dominate Army 3-1

Apparently, nobody told Army it was supposed to go down easily to AU in Saturday's volleyball match in Bender Arena. The Black Knights had hit only .131 in Patriot League matches before this weekend, but they defied that statistic Saturday, firing on all cylinders to hit .235.

Men down Black Knights 2-0

The weather wasn't the only thing hot this weekend, as the Men's Soccer team defeated the Army Black Knights, 2-0 Saturday on Reeves Field. Junior Andrew Herman, who scored a goal and registered an assist on 12 shots, led AU offensively.

Foreign students might pay to study in the U.S.

Within two months, international students may have to pay a new $100 fee to study in this country. The fee would fund the cost of operating the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the database the Department of Homeland Security uses to monitor international students' compliance with their visa requirements.

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