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Middle East club focuses on dialogue

A George Washington University student was attacked in a classroom on Feb. 20, which raised concerns about campus safety at GW and AU. According to the Hatchet, GW's newspaper, the victim of the attack was a female sophomore. She described her attacker as a 6-foot, 250- to 300-pound man and told the Hatchet he approached her while she was alone in GW's Academic Center building around 9 a.

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Muslim sorority abides by traditions

The idea of a Muslim sorority received mixed reactions from the AU community. A new sorority, Gamma Gamma Chi, is holding information sessions across the country in order to garner support. The Muslim-oriented sorority is the first of its kind and was created last year by two converts to Islam, Althia Collins and her daughter, Imani Abdul-Haqq.

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Same-sex marriages in Mass. not upheld in other states

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court overturned a legal challenge to the law brought by same-sex couples from other states wishing to obtain marriages in Massachusetts last Thursday, according to the Washington Post. This decision elicited different opinions from the AU community.

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Report shows D.C. lacks in AIDS awareness programs

AU students need to be aware of AIDS risk behaviors and prevention methods, according to on-campus organizations such as The Naked Truth and the Wellness Center. Following a harsh report on the District's response to the city's HIV/AIDS problem, a follow-up report gave the city a mixed review on its six-month review last Thursday, according to The Washington Post.

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Now through March 31 Chocolate Decadence 7-10 p.m. Friday The Ritz-Carlton 1150 22nd St. NW 202-974-5566 Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue and Orange lines) Tickets: $30 The Ritz-Carlton fills its entire Lobby Lounge with an entire buffet dedicated to chocolate desserts.

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Harvard president resigns

Embattled Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers resigned last Tuesday after developing a deep rift with some members of the school's faculty, a situation not unfamiliar to the AU community. Summers' five-year tenure has been rife with controversy since almost the start of his term.

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Fla. student shot by officer

A student at Florida Atlantic University was shot in the shoulder by a female campus safety officer as the student charged her last week, according to insidehighered.com. Zachary Carroll went out of control following a dormitory fight. He smashed a car window, spit on an officer and then rushed at Officer Mary Douglas, according to both witness statements and police reports.

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Monday, Feb. 20 George Washington Birthday Parade 1-3 p.m. King and Royal Streets, Alexandria, VA (Old Town Alexandria) 703-991-4474 Take the Metro to King Street (Blue and Yellow Lines) Admission: Free Old Town Alexandria will celebrate George Washington's birthday with a parade featuring more than 100 marching bands, equestrian groups, military units and reenactment units, with Earl Lloyd, the first Afican American to play in the NBA, as the parade's Grand Marshall.

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Monday, Feb. 13 Salvador Dali and Gala Eluard: Ununited Even in Death 1100 Jefferson Dr., S.W. (S. Dillon Ripley Center - Smithsonian Institution) 202-252-0012 , 6:30 p.m., Tickets: $25 Metro: Smithsonian (Orange and Blue Lines) Just in time for Valentine's Day, this illustrated lecture will focus on the celebrated surrealist Salvador Dali's volatile affair with his mistress Gala Eluard.

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Half of Iraqi citizens support attacks on U.S. forces

Half of Iraqi citizens support attacks on U.S. forces, including nine out of 10 Sunnis, according to a poll recently released by the Program on International Policy Attitudes. The poll, conducted Jan. 2 through 4, asked 1,150 Iraqis of all religious and ethnic backgrounds about their support for attacks on U.

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