Margaret McElligott


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Students post roommate ads online

AU students struggling to find housing this year have a new option to make their search a little easier. Liveoffcampus.com, a Web site started by three George Mason University students, has been advertising heavily around AU's campus and offers a unique approach to the apartment hunt.

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Women's Initiative fights for funding

Two bills aimed at giving the Student Confederation's Women's Initiative bylaws and funding were defeated by a General Assembly committee last Wednesday, as supporters and opponents clashed over making the Initiative a formal department in the student government.

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MLK speakers call for equality

Standing at a "crossroads on the way to equality," as one speaker said, students and faculty came together in Kay Chapel Wednesday to remember the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and pledged to work for social justice in his memory. The Commemorative Ceremony featured speeches by AU President Benjamin Ladner, student leaders, a performance by AU's gospel choir and a candlelight ceremony.

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GA speaker pro tempore survives vote

The General Assembly voted not to rescind the election of Speaker Pro Tempore Ben Wetmore by a one-vote margin Friday night. The controversial vote was due to statements made on a Yahoo! Club Web site for the Programmatic Review Committee founded by Wetmore.

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Battelle renovations underway

Construction on the Battelle-Tompkins building began this summer and should last about a year as the College of Arts and Sciences looks to centralize and improve their faculty office space. "Right now, we're in good shape," Gerry Gager, director of planning and development, said.

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