Au Student government hopes to give students an easier time managing their website with a new re-design focused on ease of use.
President Neil Kerwin might find 1,000 cigarette butts on his doorstep soon. The butts are a present from Noah Jacobs, a graduate film student who has been advocating for the enforcement of smoke-free areas on campus since last year.
The Inter-Fraternity Council reduced the rush, or official recruitment, period for new members from three to two weeks this semester, moving rush events to weekends.
AU is encouraging students to reduce energy consumption through a three-week national competition promoting electricity and water conservation at universities and colleges Nov. 1-19. AU is currently ranked 15th in the competition and reduced its overall consumption by 4.5 percent from the start of the competition on Nov. 1 until Nov. 14, according to the online Building Dashboard, which continuously updates these statistics online.
AU outranked all other D.C. area colleges and received its best grade ever in this year’s College Sustainability Report Card. AU received a B+ grade on its 2011 sustainability report card, released Oct. 27.
Director of Sustainability Chris O’Brien drafted a policy that would launch the campus towards LEED certification but would limit smokers’ rights by banning them from smoking within 25 feet of buildings. Signage outside of some entrances already enforce this.