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Panel discusses high HIV rate in the district

Greater D.C. Cares, an organization that provides non-monetary help to nonprofit and charitable organizations in D.C., hosted a panel on the District's HIV/AIDS problem downtown Thursday. A crowd of about 30 people gathered to listen to representatives from a variety of HIV/AIDS groups discuss the problems with educating young people, preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among the members of D.

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Demonstrators mark year three of war in Iraq

On the third anniversary of the United States' campaign in Iraq, marches and demonstrations took place around the world to protest the war. International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and Racism), an organization devoted to civil rights and social and economic justice, put together "Global Days of Action" from March 18 to 20 to protest the American presence in Iraq.

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Protesters demand presidential resignation

On a Saturday so foggy the top of the Washington Monument was barely visible even to those standing on the National Mall, World Can't Wait, an organization seeking to create a political situation that would drive President Bush from office, gathered protesters near the monument and marched to the White House to denounce the Bush administration and call on the president to step down.

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Chipotle introduces online ordering service

Chipotle, a popular fast food chain among AU students, unveiled a new online order service available in the District that offers customers the chance to order their food online and pick it up at the restaurant. The "Don't Stand in Line" program works like many other online ordering services.

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Religious conflict cancels KU class

A controversial new course at the University of Kansas has been canceled after it was revealed its instructor sent disparaging e-mails about Christian fundamentalists and creationists, according to The Washington Post. The course, "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and Other Religious Mythologies," was to be taught by Professor Paul Mirecki until e-mails surfaced in which he called religious conservatives "fundies" and said his course would be a "nice slap in their big fat face," according to The Washington Post.

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Universities introduce controversial policies

Controversial student conduct and search policies at the University of Rhode Island and George Washington University have some students up in arms, but the administrations in each school are warning against overreactions and have defended their policies. The University of Rhode Island introduced three new changes to their student conduct code and search and seizure policies in January of 2006.

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Student think tank debuts

Three authors featured in the policy journal of the Roosevelt Institution, the country's first think tank run by college students, spoke at a press conference Monday about issues they would like addressed by Congress and legislators. The Roosevelt Institution was founded to give college students the opportunity to see their ideas published and spoken about in Congress and other influential centers in Washington, said Quinn Wilhelmi, a junior from Stanford University and Roosevelt's executive director.

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Campus brief: Class on GLBTA issues to be offered at AU

A class about public speaking on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues is being offered this fall after two years of planning, said Mindy Michels, director of the GLBTA Resource Center. The class works with AU's Rainbow Speakers Bureau, which Michels established in 1997 to teach students how to speak about GLBT topics, like the difference between civil unions and marriage and adoption laws in different states.

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Forbes speaks on social security

Steve Forbes, editor of Forbes business magazine, praised President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security in a speech at Tenley Campus, using a baseball analogy perfect for the Nationals' opening day on Monday. "With private retirement accounts, you won't hit a home run, but you won't strike out.

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