Kim Peterson



Bill calls for balance

A nonbinding resolution currently being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for states to adopt an Academic Bill of Rights that would balance ideological viewpoints in college classrooms. The purpose of the bill, according to a press release from the office of Rep.


In-state tuition for D.C. reviewed

The House Government Reform Committee unanimously approved the D.C. College Access Reauthorization Act last Thursday, voting to extend indefinitely the program giving D.C. residents in-state tuition at public universities around the country and grants for private universities in and around Washington.


Summer job hunting

Many students think that finding a job after graduation can be frustrating. According to AU's Office of Institutional Research, that notion may be correct as only 35 percent of last year's graduates went straight into the work force. Despite this statistic, there are a number of resources on campus and on the Web to help graduating seniors land that first job.


New web site fights identity theft

Early last month, the Department of Education unveiled a Web site aimed at educating students about identity theft, a crime that Secretary of Education Rod Paige said affected 10 million Americans last year. Article also includes tips on preventing identity theft from the Department of Education.


Season sparks first lights

President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush presided over the lighting of the National Christmas tree on the Ellipse near the White House Thursday night. This is the 79th year of the lighting. According to a White House press release, the tradition dates back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge lit the first national Christmas tree in a ceremony organized by the D.


Students replace Park Bethesda desk staff; residents petition

Park Bethesda, AU's 258-unit leased apartment complex in Bethesda, Md., transferred management of its front desk last Monday from Capital Properties to AU students. The change will give students better service and an opportunity to work in the building, according to Resident Manager Kecia Baker.


Formula for aid may change

Next fall, college students' families could be expected to pay more for a student's education, if a slight change is made to the formula used to determine how much financial aid students receive from the federal government.


AU club supports April abortion rights rally

Planned Parenthood is planning now for what organizers expect to be the largest abortion rights rally since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Choice USA, an AU student club, has expressed support for the rally and Planned Parenthood is hoping to start a chapter of Voices of Planned Parenthood on campus.


Admissions raises the bar

AU's Class of 2007 is smaller, smarter and more diverse than last year's freshman class, according to Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Anna Seltz.

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