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JSA remembers Holocaust with ceremony

Holocaust Remembrance Week is a very powerful event for the campus community, according to Jewish Student Association President Cheryl Saferstein. "I think its one of the most important series that our club puts on throughout the year," Saferstein said. JSA hosted a week of events to remember the Holocaust, which began with a Holocaust remembrance Shabbat service Friday night, according to Holocaust Remembrance Week Chair Rachel Regberg.

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Ferencz: Attacks on Iraq go against Nuremberg

America's pre-emptive and anticipatory strike on Iraq contradicted the precedents set at Nuremberg, said one of the prosecutors who participated in the post-World War II Nuremberg war crimes trials during a speech Thursday. Ben Ferencz said nations should resolve international conflicts through diplomacy instead of force.

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AU to switch e-mail to Google

The Office of Information Technology will move all AU e-mail accounts to Google before New Student Orientations begin in June, according to Chief Information Officer Dave Swartz. The change will give students access to Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar and Google Docs - applications that the current LotusNotes system does not support, Swartz said.

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Forum: Services not enough for homeless

The wealthy benefit from the same structures that hurt the poor, Joseph's House founder Dr. David Hilfiker said Thursday afternoon during a forum on poverty and homelessness. "I was shocked for instance to discover that you can be absolutely penniless," he said.

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OIT warns AU community of e-mail scam

The Office of Information Technology warned the AU community last Thursday of a "phishing" attack launched against AU e-mail addresses, according to the message OIT sent out. The "phishing" attack posed as an AU "Webmaster" and asked students to submit personal information to a yahoo.

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Grad. Leadership Council debates reimbursements

The Graduate Leadership Council is debating whether to reinstate its professional and educational development reimbursement program, which funds graduate students' conference attendance, according to Student Activities Program Adviser Kimberly Herrera. Graduate students' student activities fees funded the reimbursement program, according to School of Communication Graduate Student Council Vice President Mark Heckathorn.

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AU tuition remission error impacts 150 employees

AU will reimburse employees for any taxes they may owe as a result of an error in processing tuition remission that affected approximately 150 employees' spouses who attended AU between 2004 and 2007, according to Executive Director of Human Resources Beth Muha.

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AU to enforce D.C. seat belt laws

Public Safety will begin referring students to Judicial Affairs and Mediation Services for packing too many passengers into their cars, according to Public Safety Crime Prevention Coordinator Lt. Rima Sifri. "We haven't always counted people in the cars because it's never been a big problem," Sifri said.

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Consultant to evaluate dining options, meal plans

The Office of Housing and Dining and the Office of Auxiliary Services hired a consultant to improve on-campus dining services, according to Executive Director of Housing and Dining Chris Moody. "We have a good opportunity to take a fresh look at our dining services," Moody said.

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Alternative breaks can spark activism at home

fight injustices in the world than they may think, Mike Haack, a graduate student in the School of International Service, said at an activism workshop Saturday. "Solidarity Into Action: Workshops on Effective Student Activism," brought students together to discuss the influence of activism, according to the event program.

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