Plan provides student tuition refunds

About 250 AU students have signed up for the Tuition Refund Plan, which allows students who have to leave school unexpectedly for health reasons to get some of their tuition reimbursed, according to Student Health Center Director Daniel Bruey. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this fall that this sort of insurance is becoming more popular for students nationally.


Water tested for lead

AU residents may have noticed a new look to their residence hall kitchens this past week. Faucet-mounted filters are being installed as a result of tests conducted by an environmental company to detect elevated action levels of lead in the water supply. AU Physical Plant Operations, in connection with D.


D.C. residents protest new development plans for Wisconsin Avenue

Residents of Friendship Heights and Tenleytown are outraged at the District's proposals for development along northern Wisconsin Avenue, demanding further analysis and revisions to the plan before it is introduced to D.C. Council. The D.C. Office of Planning has thought up a strategic framework plan that calls for office, retail and residential space to be constructed to lure more people to the area.


Record industry loses court ruling

Students illegally sharing music files online can still be sued by the Recording Industry Association of America, despite a federal court's ruling to deny the industry access to the names of online subscribers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in December that the RIAA could not issue subpoenas to Internet Service Providers, including colleges, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act because it is only relevant to ISPs that have provided infringing material on their servers.


International students avoid post 9-11 troubles

International student enrollment dropped more than 30 percent across the U.S. and 16 percent at AU since 9-11, according to a new study. The Institute of International Education, the student and faculty exchange organization that administers the Fulbright Program, conducted the study this year.


Study reveals white students drink more

Rates of binge drinking among white college students are considerably lower when more racial minorities attend a school, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

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