While the beginning of the semester often brings student complaints over packet pricing, few realize they're paying for more than just copying.Students walking out of Pequod this week complained that paying for packets added too much an already high U-Store bill for books."Considering the amount of money we spend at the U-Store it's absurd how much we have to spend at Pequod," said Melissa Harrison '00.Jamie Odell '01 complained that packets were unreasonably priced.
Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon announced yesterday that the University offered admission to 555 of 1,637 early decision applicants for the Class of 2002."They all looked good to me," Hargadon said of the quality of the 33.9 percent of applicants who were accepted.Some of the 1,082 candidates not offered admission in the early decision process may still be accepted in the spring.
In an increased effort to ensure the safety and comfort of new and prospective eating club members at the 'Street' during Bicker and sign-ins week, the University's Standing Committee on the Status of Women endorsed a "commitment" to a "safe, healthy atmosphere in the eating clubs."Colleen Shanahan '98 led a subcommittee composed of female representatives from all the eating clubs that drafted the new commitment after the standing committee decided to "address women and eating clubs.""I know that the Dean of Student Life has handled several sexual harassment charges during bicker week," Shanahan said.
Avoiding discussion of the potential for any disciplinary proceedings, Assistant Dean of Student Life Marianne Waterbury confirmed yesterday there have been "conversations" between her office and officers of eating clubs due to concerns raised over this week's Bicker.The conversations were sparked primarily by deans' worries over "excessive consumption of alcohol" among minors at the eating clubs, Waterbury said."If there are violations that come to our attention, we would follow up on them," she said.
Ninety-seven files, 20 stenographer's notebooks, more than 1,200 email messages pertaining to USG business, dozens of University reports and strategic plans, and three-and-a-half years of public service: they form what outgoing USG president Jeff Siegel '98 calls "institutional memory."This knowledge of University policy ? past and present ? has allowed Siegel to develop strategies to enact his agenda in the past year.Siegel said he hopes his administration made changes that will be imprinted on the institutional memory of the campus for years to come.
If DEC seemed somewhat empty this week, it was not just an optical illusion. While officers are optimistic that numbers will eventually increase, one Snickeree, James McGinley '00, said "less than twenty" sophomores came to DEC's scavenger hunt Sunday night.Former DEC president Jen Bello '98 said the low turnout did not upset her.
With a $2 million pledge to the Department of Computer Science, Phillip Goldman '86 became the youngest alumnus to establish an endowed professorship, the University announced yesterday.Goldman is co-founder of WebTV Networks Inc., a company that integrates television programming with the Internet.
Although U.S. News & World Report may rank both Harvard University and Princeton as number one, Harvard recently took the lead in the crusade for two-ply toilet paper on campus.According to a Harvard Crimson article, Harvard maintenance officials are in the process of switching from one-ply to two-ply toilet paper in campus dormitories and bathrooms.Crimson columnist Geoffrey Upton published a column last December that initiated the change.
Boldly expanding the University's commitment to provide financial aid to lowerand middle-income students, the Board of Trustees approved January 24 what it called "the most important changes in Princeton's financial aid policies in several decades."The trustees' passage of a plan to spend approximately an additional $1.5 million in financial aid per class, beginning with the Class of 2002, was approved as part of the $572 million operating budget for 1998-99.
Sign Ins Campus 82* Charter 77 Cloister 92** Colonial 53 Quad 55 Terrace 83 * Club is full, no wait-list ** Wait-list, 22Each of the six sign-in clubs posted relatively strong results last night as 442 sophomores flocked to non-selective clubs.
Inheriting a tradition of editorial excellence, the 1999 Managing News Board assumes control of The Daily Princetonian with today's issue.Leading the newspaper is its 122nd editor-in-chief, Christine Whelan '99.