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Prosecutors discuss plea bargain in Sovereign Bank robbery case

Five months after Sandy Casiano and Harold Davila allegedly robbed a Nassau Street bank of more than $140,000, federal prosecutors are trying to negotiate a plea bargain with the pair."We're preparing as if this were going to trial, but we're hoping there's going to be a plea," said FBI Special Agent James Dougherty.Dougherty explained that it is customary for prosecutors to try to reach a plea bargain agreement before taking a case to trial.

NEWS | 03/30/1998

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Wilson School takes 80 after 166 apply

The wait was wrenching.After hammering out its pool of 166 applicants last week, the Wilson School surprised 80 sophomores with congratulatory letters yesterday afternoon, a week earlier than expected.Will Carry '00 received the good news while he was getting lunch at Wilcox dining hall."I went to lunch today, and someone in the lunch line had their envelope and I saw it and ran up to the mailbox and ripped open that letter," Carry said."I was so excited I left the key in the mailbox," he added.This year's application bore a different look than ever before.

NEWS | 03/30/1998

USG attempts to attract minorities for positions in spring elections

With concerns growing that the face of the USG does not reflect the diversity of the University population, the student government stepped up efforts this election season to recruit candidates from international, minority and women's groups.Despite the increased efforts, the number of candidates from "underrepresented" groups running for U-Council and class office this spring is not significantly different from the number who ran in last year's election, according to USG vice president and elections chair Spencer Merriweather '00.Of the 38 candidates in last spring's campaign, 15 were either minorities or international students and 21 were women, Merriweather said.

NEWS | 03/30/1998

Patents benefit University; researchers earn royalties

While many students see the University as only a teaching institution, research from Princeton professors has many far-reaching and even profitable effects on developing technologies worldwide.According to a report by the Association of University Technology Managers that surveyed research institutions nationwide, Princeton researchers were issued 16 patents in fiscal 1997.

NEWS | 03/29/1998

University receives money for 'learn and serve' classes

A grant from the Bonner Foundation has motivated students and faculty to promote cooperation between the University and the community.According to Associate Dean of the College Howard Dobin, the Bonner Foundation, a Princeton-based service organization, has received a large "Learn and Serve" grant from the Corporation of National Service.This funding will be distributed to a number of colleges and universities nationwide "to serve as feed money to encourage them to implement community-based learning," Dobin said.The University has $11,000 that will be renewable annually for a period of three years, Dobin added.

NEWS | 03/26/1998

University creates dorm assistant post

Are you bemoaning your room-draw time? Want a large single in Scully with a private bathroom? You might consider applying for the newly created position of Dormitory Assistant.The Office of the Dean of Student Life and the Department of Housing are currently advertising for applicants to fill two Dormitory Assistant positions in Scully Hall next year.

NEWS | 03/26/1998