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TDR tray removal reduces food waste

Removing trays from the Terrace Dining Room results in less waste produced, an AU environmental science class announced Wednesday, on Earth Day. Professor Kiho Kim's class removed trays on six randomly selected sample days starting in February and measured the amount of waste left on plates.

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Holocaust survivor recounts experience

As a child who just survived the Holocaust, Erika Neuman told her mother she would never speak to her in German "because I hate the Germans like I've never hated anybody." She has remembered her father's response in the 50 years since: "you're no better than the worst German.

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Class examines TDR waste

Bon Appetit, AU's on-campus food management service, has partnered with an environmental studies class to study the environmental effects of removing trays from the Terrace Dining Room. College of Arts and Sciences professor Kiho Kim's section of Environmental Issues has conducted five out of six planned sampling sessions to measure the amount of food students take with and without trays. The class will announce whether or not tray removal contributes to reducing waste on Earth Day - April 22.

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Vice provost to step down

The provost's role is a part of life at AU likely to go under some students' radar, and the position of senior vice provost may be even less familiar. But AU's Feb. 20 announcement that current Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs Haig Mardirosian will leave the university June 30, and the decision to name current dean College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kay Mussell to the position, may remind students of a provost's role on campus.

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Master's students gain int'l teaching skills

Some AU students felt hopeful to gain career skills after graduation Wednesday after listening to AU graduates who were Peace Corps volunteers while earning master's degrees. Experience in English education is well respected in the job market - especially when combined with a graduate degree - according to Eric Goldman, who manages the Master's International Program at AU.

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Quad Times creators call AU 'test ground'

Quad Times, an online forum for AU students created in January, was not created with AU in mind and may expand its coverage to other universities in the future, the site's creators told The Eagle last Thursday. Two college students - David Hocheiser and Matt Webster - run the site.

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Clubs find peace through Frisbee

Two AU clubs on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Students for Justice in Palestine and AU Students for Israel, tabled on the main quad Tuesday on behalf of one cause: Frisbee. Chelsea Lund, a senior in the School of International Service, brought together many of AU's clubs to support the union of sports and conflict resolution.

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Ball attendees crowd venue

Even after the cupcakes and other hors d'oeuvres were gone, student musicians entertained crowds Friday night at the AU Inaugural Ball, co-hosted by the AU College Democrats and the International Student Association's Leadership Team. More than 200 students filled the rooms of the KORUS House, a South Korean cultural venue meant to promote U.S.-Korean relations, said Hosan Kim, the project coordinator for the KORUS House.

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