Lauren Gardner


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Unfettered access for students

Approximately 150 students use Disability Support Services on AU's campus per year, according to Joanne Benica, the office's director. DSS serves students with physical, psychological and mental disabilities and works to ensure that the students it serves have physical and educational access to AU. Several students said the office has been helpful and friendly to them and their needs, while others have said there is room for improvement on the university's end, despite its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This article examines all these points of view and brings more insight into what students who use this on-campus office have to do to ensure that their rights are met.

Opinion

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, As the school year draws to a close, The Eagle is in a time of transition like many of you. I am pleased to introduce you all to The Eagle's editor in chief for the 2008-2009 school year, Jimm Phillips. Jimm, who worked as the managing editor for news this past semester, has worked at The Eagle since his freshman year as a staff writer, assistant editor and desk editor.

Opinion

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, As the 2007-2008 editor in chief, I'm committed to making The Eagle a high-quality, accurate news source that the university community can trust. My staff and I have always worked hard to provide you with accurate and current news, and this year we have an even stronger commitment to that.

News

Top 10 Reasons You Hate D.C. Summers

1. Finding an internship. You finally figured out where you're crashing or who you're subletting from for the summer. Problem is, you submitted about 40,000 applications for internships in March, and no one has responded to you yet. Uh, oh. 2. You see Hill interns all day, every day.

News

Life of average intern lacks glamour

College students from across the nation flock to Washington, D.C., every year to either attend the District's universities or to participate in semester-long programs there. Many of the students who choose to study in the District are political science junkies who come to Washington with a common goal - interning on Capitol Hill.

News

Police blotter

Monday, Aug. 28 Damage to a vehicle's tailgate was reported from the Public Safety parking lot. Two individuals refused to show their IDs at the Anderson Hall front desk. The students were apprehended and officers resolved the issue. Tuesday, Aug. 29 A female experiencing an epileptic seizure was transported to Sibley Hospital from Leonard Hall.

News

Soil near Kreeger removed due to high arsenic levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began excavating arsenic-containing soil from the southeast corner of the Kreeger building, as well as adjacent properties on Rockwood Parkway on Aug. 29, after soil sample tests showed arsenic contamination above acceptable levels.

News

AU prof forges interfaith ties, wins prize

Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic studies at AU, was one of five winners of the Purpose Prize, a new initiative to invest in Americans over 60 who are helping to solve long-standing social problems, according to a press release from the think tank that developed the award.

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