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Survey Says . . .

With election day approaching, polls continue to pique public interest. Journalists ply their articles and television reports with numbers from Gallup and CNN.

NEWS | 10/17/2000

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Career networking: Internet plays vital role in job hunting

An increasing number of University students are deciding that applying for jobs via the information superhighway beats the overwhelming paperwork and time-intensive traveling often associated with job hunting.The developing trend toward e-recruiting and online job applications indicates that these technological advances offer many new advantages for both the companies offering jobs and the students seeking them.

NEWS | 10/17/2000

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Out of thin air

The history of the Earth's climate and atmosphere is one of the longest untold stories, a great puzzle in the overall picture of the planet's evolution.

NEWS | 10/17/2000

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Zimmer leaves no doubt about pro-Israel stance

Former Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer ? now a candidate for New Jersey's 12th District congressional seat ? stressed the importance of a strong relationship between the United States and Israel and denounced the actions of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a McCosh 50 speech last night."[Israeli-American relations] is something I'm deeply involved in, deeply care about and it's certainly timely," Zimmer, a former lecturer at the Wilson School, said in an interview before the speech.Sam Spector '03 ? president of the Princeton Israel Public Affairs Committee, which hosted the event ? concurred.

NEWS | 10/17/2000

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Looking left, then right

When Amy Holmes '94 was an undergraduate at Princeton, she founded an animal rights group called "Ahimsa" ? a Hindu word meaning "peace to all creatures." She distributed leaflets opposing animal testing and organized vegetarian nights at a local health food store.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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Chasing the superstory: Baker outlines the modern media's downward spiral

Dressed in a crisp blue jacket with his white hair neatly combed, renowned journalist Russell Baker looked like he was about to give a serious academic speech.Yet, from his first words during a lecture in McDonnell last night, he made the audience chuckle again and again with witticisms aimed at his colleagues ? members of the news media.Baker would probably take offense at being categorized as a part of the media, however ? a group that he feels has "nothing to do with news."Part of the Princeton University Lectures Series, Baker's talk, titled "The Age of the Superstory," addressed the evolution of journalism.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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University student testifies on abortion before state legislature

Erica Shein '04, one of a few teenagers who testified at yesterday's New Jersey state assembly meeting, said she experienced nervous excitement while defending her emphatic belief that minors should have the right to seek abortions without parental consent.Up for discussion was an initiative that requires parents of minors to be notified of all medical procedures, including abortion, performed on their children.The initiative ? which may appear on the November 2001 ballot if approved by the state assembly ? is opposed by many pro-choice activists, including Shein."The point I was trying to make was that maturity and responsibility and wisdom do not have anything to do with age," Shein said.Susan Wilson, executive director of the Network for Family Life Education at Rutgers University, introduced Shein and two New Jersey high school students who also testified before the assembly.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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Support for alcohol ordinance seems weak on Borough Council

As discussion of the possible alcohol ordinance lags in Princeton Borough Council's public safety committee, an overwhelming majority of key players expressed hesitation about pushing the issue further.The public safety committee tabled discussion Friday morning of the state law ? which allows municipalities to enact ordinances that would permit police to cite underage drinkers on private property.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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Freshmen select officers in run-off

The votes have been sorted and counted: Eli Goldsmith and Rishi Jaitly will assume the presidency and vice presidency of the freshman class after a two-day runoff election, the USG announced yesterday.Fifty percent of the freshman class voted in the elections, choosing between Goldsmith and Nicole Apollon for president and Jaitly and Emily Minkow for vice president.After being notified yesterday evening, Goldsmith said, "I'm tremendously excited . . . Just getting [into Princeton] was such an honor and such a shock ? [Winning the class election] is almost too good to be true."Jaitly also said he was excited to take on his new responsibilities and meet the students and other class officers with whom he will be working.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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Steering them toward service

Russell Eckenrod '01 is facing a tough decision. In a few months, he, along with many of his classmates, will have to sign on the dotted line and choose between public service, consulting and law school.Eckenrod says he is inclined to seek employment in the public sector, working for the government, a special interest group or a nonprofit organization.

NEWS | 10/16/2000

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Faculty, students respond to attack on U.S. ship off Yemen coast

As news of the supposed terrorist bombing of a U.S. ship in Yemen on Thursday sent Princetonians racing to their televisions and computers, history professor Jeremy Adelman had a sobering suggestion.In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he recalled, many Americans were quick to conclude that the attack was the work of a Middle Eastern terrorist."Well, guess what?" Adelman said.

NEWS | 10/15/2000

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Nader forces some to reconsider their views about two-party politics and upcoming presidential election

Many of the students who attended Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader '55's speech last night went to the event to see a man whom many have come to view as a curiosity ? an almost sure loser in next month's election.But a substantial number of the students who listened to the presidential hopeful's passionate speech said late last night that their experience was something of an education.Brett Chevalier '02, an independent voter from Massachusetts, said Nader's words were far more moving than she had expected."I thought what he said was very powerful.

NEWS | 10/15/2000