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The Daily Princetonian

To prevent rape, students to learn self-defense skills

On the heels of recent sexual harassment incidents on campus, the University will offer female students, faculty and staff an intensive 15-hour Rape Aggression Defense course ? a non-martial arts program now taught in colleges across the country.Beginning Friday and open to 10 participants, the class ? sponsored by Public Safety and by Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising Resources and Education ? will be taught by newly certified RAD instructor and Public Safety Sgt.

NEWS | 10/09/2000

The Daily Princetonian

New computer simulation may solve questions about human brain function

Playfully leaning back in his chair while sitting in his modest, dimly lit office, molecular biology professor John Hopfield talks about his creation with all the enthusiasm of a proud parent.Hopfield's work area does not seem like the kind of place where the finishing touches would be made to an artificial organism, but that is exactly what he and Carlos Brody, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, have done.And last week, they introduced the world to their virtual creation ? the sand mouse, or mus silicium.For this project, Hopfield and Brody created a computer simulation of 660 artificial cells that behave exactly like real brain cells.

NEWS | 10/09/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Humanities symposium gives high schoolers a taste of the University

Princeton High School senior Adam Segaller watched for years as his classmates traveled to the University's campus to take math and science classes.But this weekend Segaller ? a student whose strengths lie mostly in the humanities ? was able to step into a Princeton classroom for the first time as part of the Princeton Humanities Symposium.The University hosted the event Friday and Saturday to recognize exceptional high school seniors such as Segaller who are talented in the humanities.

NEWS | 10/08/2000

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The Daily Princetonian

Public Safety e-mails campus alert

Public Safety e-mailed a campus alert last night asking students to be on the lookout for an individual who harrassed a female University student Wednesday night.The suspect was described as a white male, about 25 years old, and weighing about 230 pounds.According to Public Safety Lt.

NEWS | 10/05/2000

The Daily Princetonian

University officials present development plan to regional board

Taking a necessary step for campus growth, University officials presented a master plan for future construction projects to the Princeton Regional Planning Board at a meeting yesterday night.The planned 500-student increase in the size of the undergraduate student body within the next six to eight years will necessitate the addition of several new facilities, according to University officials."We are very cautious and conservative in considering Princeton's expansion," Vice President for Public Affairs Robert Durkee '69 said at the meeting.

NEWS | 10/05/2000

The Daily Princetonian

When they come from Dad, words are stronger than guns

We live in a small, fairly southern town in central Florida. And my father, a Japanese-American, doesn't exactly blend in with the country-club families, the orange groves and, of course, the guns.When I was growing up, most of my friends' fathers owned firearms of some sort ? they killed animals for food or sport, frequented their hunting camps and even allowed their children to shoot at the squirrels that were running on the pool screens.

NEWS | 10/04/2000