Anne Godlasky



Survivors rally to fight assault

At this time last year, sophomore Jessica Hollander wasn't looking forward to "Take Back the Night," an event that brings together survivors of assault, an event she had a major role in planning. This year, Hollander coordinated AU's second annual Take Back the Night, which will be held Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.


American Forum focuses on media rights

The news media needs some good PR, said School of Communication professor Jane Hall and several First Amendment experts in the American Forum "Does Anyone Still Believe in the First Amendment?" "Rush Limbaugh was out there for an hour ripping apart an article in the New York Times.


'Insider' inspiration shares views on morality, smoking

Dr. Jeffrey Wigand last saw "The Insider," the film about how he blew the whistle on Big Tobacco, during a pre-release screening in 1999. Six years later, Wigand said he doesn't expect seeing it at the School of Communication Reel Journalism Film Festival on Friday will be very different.


Festival features films that show reality of journalism

About 1,000 people are expected to attend this weekend's Reel Journalism Film Festival, according to Bettina Owens, the School of Communication's director of strategic programs. The second annual festival will include 10 screenings, discussions related to "The Insider," "Veronica Guerin" and others, and three receptions.


Letter from the Old and New Editors

Dear readers, For seniors, spring semester means purgatory; I'm just a member of the Class of 2005 in limbo. I schedule job interviews between classes. Phone calls from parents, which had come less frequently since high school, are picking up again as Mom and Dad anxiously inquire after summer plans.


Prof returns from Sri Lanka, proposes aid freeze

"If anybody asks you to give money to the tsunami victims now - don't," said AU Washington Semester professor Amos Gelb. "[Aid organizations] have more money than they know what to do with." Gelb should know - he followed the Christian Children's Fund through the devastated coast of Sri Lanka as the group's representative tried to decide how to empty his pockets of $1.


Inaugural events draw students from across nation

Students from across the country came to D.C. last week to participate in the inaugural events - some protesting, some supporting and others simply observing. "It's a historical event that I'll probably only get to see once in a lifetime," said Carolyn McGrady, a senior psychology major at Notre Dame.


Student witnesses waves in India

Last month, AU student Vandana Duggal's family changed their plans when an airline called to tell them they could get tickets to the Andaman Islands off India's coast. "We weren't even supposed to be going ... [but] it's so hard to get to, so we said 'yeah, why not?'" Duggal said. On Dec. 26, her family awoke early to get on their way to Havloc, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It was then, on a jetty half a mile into the sea, that Duggal was faced with one of the worst experiences of her life, and Southeast Asia was pummeled by one of the worst disasters in history.


Seniors tour Katzen

Ten AU seniors toured the Katzen Arts Center on Thursday to see the 130,000-square-foot space, which includes their class gift - a student lounge on the second floor. "[In] the senior lounge area there will be a two-story glass space, seating, and you will be able to look all the way down the corridor to the rotunda space," intern architect Onyel Gibson said.


Ladner loses complaint against

President Benjamin Ladner lost a complaint he filed against the student-run Web site because the Web site did not register or use the site in "bad faith" and Ladner has no "legally protectable" rights to his name, according to the decision released by the National Arbitration Forum, an international group that provides Internet domain name dispute resolution services as an alternative to the litigation process.

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