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Georgetown mirrors AU policy

A new policy at Georgetown University will ban smoking inside and nearby university housing. The policy, which was approved by school administrators and sponsored by Georgetown students, will go into effect by the end of the spring semester. Georgetown spokeswoman Laura Cavender said this new regulation requires all university residence halls, apartments and townhouses to be smoke-free, while prohibiting smoking near building entrances and air intakes for the ventilation system.

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Georgetown U. students clash with neighbors

Growing tensions between Georgetown University students and neighborhood residents recently hit the roof as leaders of the Citizens Association of Georgetown encouraged area residents to videotape students' disruptive behavior. At a meeting of the Alliance for Local Living last month, association leaders said that concerned residents could film students' misconduct and send tapes to University officials, local media or the Metropolitan Police Department so that legal measures could be taken against the students.

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New mag for 'rents

A new magazine aimed at parents of future and current college students is now available for free nationally, though distribution has been centered in New York. College Parent Magazine is the first national publication of its kind, according to magazine editor Ellen Neufeld.

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Downloading software on rise

College students are more frequently downloading commercial software from the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing programs without paying for the software, according to survey results released last month. The survey, done by industry group Business Software Alliance, found that 23 percent of students had downloaded commercial software.

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Book teaches about greeks

Imagine what it would have been like to learn about Greek Life while still learning how to read. At that age, upon hearing of Delta, Sigma and Kappa, children might have wondered what those strange words meant. Now, kids can actually learn about sororities and fraternities at a very early age.

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AIDS Walk raises $685 grand

Almost 8,000 people participated in the AIDS Walk Washington on Saturday morning. The event, which raised nearly $684,882, will benefit the Whitman-Walker Clinic, which works with D.C.-area HIV and AIDS patients.

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D.C. power slow to return

It's been more than a week since Hurricane Isabel hit the D.C. area, but life for many people in the region is not yet back to normal. Last week became a nightmare for thousands of people affected by Isabel. Many people remained without power and with flooded basements.

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