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Sexual assault occurs in residence hall by Samantha Hogan Eagle Staff Writer

Update Feb. 27 at 1:14 p.m. AU Public Safety released new information about the sex crime that occurred in a main campus residence hall at 4 a.m. on Feb. 23. The crime was originally classified as a sex offense in a Feb. 24 Crime Alert. The crime was updated to a forcible sex offense in the AU Daily Crime Log on Feb. 25.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing,” Philip Morse, senior director of Public Safety and Emergency Management at AU, said in a Feb. 25 email. Public Safety would not release any information on: • which residence hall that the crime took place inside • how the suspect was able to enter the residence hall and room • the genders of either the survivor or suspect


Student Activity fee may be redistributed, raised

by Simbi Ntahobari Eagle Staff Writer

The Student Activities fee may be raised $15 and then redistributed to give more money to campus clubs and media organizations. The Student Activities Leadership Commission, a group of representatives from Student Government, AU Club Council and the Student Media Board, will present a bill to the Undergraduate Senate recommending these changes on March 2.

“We came at this from the angle of the need for redistribution, because clubs and student media didn’t have budgets that would adequately fund their organizations,” SG President Pat Kelly said. “But also we needed to look at the fee and how that fee was not helping to make the AU experience the best one possible.” The current fee is $73.50 per

undergraduate student, according to the AU website. The fee has not been raised in about 10 years, according to SALC Chair Mike Wang, a junior in the School of Public Affairs who has no affiliations with any of three groups.

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Kogod starts lecture series at Union Market by Amber Cohen| Eagle Staff Writer The Kogod School of Business began a new partnership with Union Market called “Market Talks” to encourage a public discussion on a variety of business topics. On the first Tuesday of every month, Kogod faculty and community members will focus on issues that impact professional and personal lives in the

business sector, including failure in the workplace and handling professional relationships, according to Union Market’s website. “Union Market is a cool place to hang out, shop for some great food and other items and our presentations make it a great place to learn about interesting topics,” Bob Sicina, an Execu-

tive in Residence in Kogod’s Department of International Business and Feb. 4 speaker, said in an email.

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Paul W. S. Anderson Starring: Kit Harington, Keifer Sutherland

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt

Founders’ Day Ball impresses, but music out-of-touch MAHNOOR HUSSAIN | THE EAGLE

By Kara Avanceña Eagle Staff Writer

As students walked into, gazed at and took pictures of the spacious and purple-lit Kogod Courtyard, the hours spent lining up for Founders’ Day Ball tickets seemed worth it.

However, that sentiment dissipated soon after President Neil Kerwin finished his speech and the music began to play.

‘AU Against Humanity’ game affectionately mocks campus culture by Mark Lieberman Eagle Staff Writer

Facebook and Twitter erupted Feb. 20 with a new Internet novelty: AU Against Humanity had arrived. The concept is simple. Anyone can contribute a card on the Tumblr page, usually a sarcastic phrase that highlights an aspect of AU culture. Recent examples include “The AU

football team was disbanded because ______” and “That smell in the Berks hallway is a combination of_____ and ______.”

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ALSO ONLINE: Katzen Museum curator brings art, culture back to DC by Anagha Srikanth

Young the Giant balances intimacy, intensity at the Fillmore by Kara Avanceña

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3 Days to Kill

McG Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld


by Anagha Srikanth

Courtesy of Chris Jenkins

Eagle Staff Writer

The Eagle’s Anagha Srikanth interviewed up-and-coming musician and Reston, Va. local JDVBBS about the January release of his album “subURBAN,” his range of musical talents and his dreams for his career. Eagle: On Feb. 4, you released a video cover of Sara Bareilles’ song ‘Manhattan.’ Why did you choose that song and how did you insert your own artistry into it? JDVBBS: I’d been mulling over what song of hers I would cover, because I’m trying to limit my covers to one cover per artist. But when you have an artist as brilliant as Sara Bareilles is, that’s hard. I wanted to cover her because she’s an artist that I think is phenomenal and should get more praise than she does. Her lyrics are about leaving a relationship, and although that’s not the same in my case the idea of leaving Manhattan was something I identified with. I ended up leaving Manhattan not of my own choosing, and wanted to write lyrics that reflected that.

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Staff Editorial: Students need to care about Student Activity Fee changes

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After 12 years of status quo, changes to the Student Activities fee appear to be on the horizon. In order for that transition to proceed smoothly, it will take a unanimous effort by AU student clubs, media, government and the student body at large. The Student Activities Leadership Commission (SALC) recently voted to divert 15 percent of the entire fee to pay for executive positions in Student Government, Club Council and Student Media. Previously, each group paid their top executives from their allocated amounts, leaving many key positions underpaid in Club Council and Student Media where funds were already


This means students who make a serious commitment to one of these groups will receive adequate funding. The Eagle applauds this initiative as a signal of progress toward equitable distribution, but two vital pieces of the fund remain undecided and it’s up to AU students to act.

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Quick Take: Was Sochi a mistake? The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have had a fair amount of controversy. From Russia’s notorious anti-gay propaganda law to poorly built hotels for journalists, the games and their location have been widely criticized. Was Sochi a good choice for this year’s Olympics, or not? Does the location of the games even matter, or should the focus be solely on the achievements of athletes? Political disagreements should be irrelevant to Olympics By Rathna Muralidharan

Courtesy of Sonia Ledwith

Abroad in Copenhagen: Sonia Ledwith by Sonia Ledwith Eagle Columnist

I decided on a whim to spend been to Scandinavia, and I wanted my spring semester in Copenha- to experience something new. gen, Denmark, and I couldn’t be Click here for the rest happier with that decision. I chose of the column Denmark because I had never

Professor evaluations are not enough by Shelby Ostergaard Eagle Columnist

They happen only once a se- picks one kid to be in charge and mester at the very end. No, I’m not then leaves the room. talking about finals. I’m talking Click here for the rest about professor evaluations. Almost every AU student of the column knows the drill. The professor

American politicians should not address Russian homophobic legislation by Zachary Andrews

The Olympics provide a rare opportunity for nations from around the world to gather and interact. During the few weeks of competition athletes compete for the honor of being called Olympians and bringing medals home. Athletes also share their cultures and skills with each other. As is true any time multiple nations come together, the competition often extends past the arena. We all compare our values and ideals to the other countries involved, turning our similarities into strong bonds and our differences into insurmountable disconnects.

The 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in the Russian city of Sochi. There has been a mixture of controversy surrounding these games due to corruption in the government, which has caused the money for the Olympic games to be misallocated. This has happened plenty of times throughout Olympic history, but it has gotten more attention with Russia. This is because people are infuriated over new laws opposing homosexuality. Homosexuality was illegal in Russia before 1991, and Boris Yeltsen decriminalized homosexual relationships in 1993.

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THIS WEEK’S GAMES Saturday Home Men’s basketball vs. Bucknell | 2 p.m. Away Women’s lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins | 1 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Bucknell | 2 p.m.

Sunday Darius Gardner, seen here against Army, led the Eagles with 15 points against Navy.


Away Wrestling vs. Oklahoma State | 3 p.m.

Schoof, Gardner lead Eagles past Navy


by Adrian Cruz

Away Women’s lacrosse vs. Mount St. Marys | 4 p.m. TBD Men’s basketball Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Contributing Writer

Academy in Annapolis, Md on Feb. have reached 13 conference wins. The AU men’s basketball team 26. clinched a top two finish in the PaThe win also marks the second Click here for the rest triot League standings with a 64-55 time in AU’s 13-year Patriot League victory over the United States Naval of the story tenure that the Eagles (17-11, 13-4 PL)

AU women’s basketball beats league leading Navy by Kara Avanceña Eagle Staff Writer

In its final home game of the regular season, the AU women’s basketball team defeated the No. 1

Patriot League team United States Naval Academy by 63-50 at Bender Arena Feb. 26.

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MORE SPORTS: Six Eagle runners record top-10 finishes at Patriot League Championships by Adrian Cruz

AU swimming and diving make a splash at Patriot League Championships by Danielle Krachie

Thursday TBD Women’s basketball Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals

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