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Martin '89 takes helm after Harayda's short stint

The Princeton Alumni Weekly saw a wealth of changes this past fall, welcoming two editors-in-chief and transferring administrative responsibility for the publication to the University's Alumni Council.After only four issues at the helm of the PAW, Janice Harayda left her position as editor-in-chief of the publication in early November, University and magazine officials said Nov.

NEWS | 02/25/2000

Wythes committee proposes rise in enrollment, sixth residential college

The Wythes committee's proposed 10-percent increase in the size of the student body has raised questions this semester over whether the University's residential housing and projected faculty growth will be able to accommodate 500 additional students.President Shapiro said in interviews this week that he believes faculty size may need to grow more quickly than outlined in the Wythes Committee Report to prevent the proposed larger student body from adversely affecting the quality of education at the University.Shapiro, who is a member of the Wythes committee, said significant faculty growth is already needed in many of the University's academic departments.

NEWS | 02/25/2000

The Year at a Glance

The public smoking ban recently proposed by the Princeton Regional Health Commission will extend to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs, according to Bill Hinschillwood, the commission's health officer."I don't know all the details of what the setups are at the eating clubs, but I would assume the dining rooms would be considered a public place," he said.

NEWS | 02/25/2000

Future colleague, COO Dan Schulman, stresses online business opportunities

Heidi Miller '74 ? who Fortune Magazine deemed in 1999 the nation's second most powerful businesswoman ? will turn her expertise in a new direction, assuming the position of Chief Financial Officer for, the e-commerce company announced Wednesday.Miller said in an interview last night that after serving as CFO of Citigroup, which employs more than 200,000 people,'s small size was one of its most appealing qualities."It's the difference between riding a powerboat and riding the Queen Mary," she said, adding that the company has about 440 employees.

NEWS | 02/24/2000

Students react to D-Bar restrictions

The University's recent decision to limit access to the Debasement Bar to Graduate College residents and their guests has elicited a range of reactions ? from apathy to rage.Following the resignation Wednesday of both D-Bar student managers, many graduate students said yesterday that they are hoping the administration will respond to complaints about the new policy and ease the restrictions.They cited a variety of reasons for objecting to the limitations, ranging from fear of social isolation to the simple desire for an inexpensive, convenient place to relax.Some graduate students said they were concerned that restricting access to the D-Bar would limit their social options.

NEWS | 02/24/2000

Intel grants computer science department money, equipment

The University's computer science department has received one of seven grants from the Intel Corporation providing money and new Intel Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA) hardware to develop networking software, according to Jen Daughetee, public relations manager for Intel Network Communications.Computer science professor Larry Peterson's "extensible router" project ? which aims to build an Internet router that uses commercially-available components ? will benefit from the grant, which was awarded last week.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

Borough Council weighs development options for downtown

Members of the Princeton community joined the Borough Council at its meeting Tuesday night to watch the Garden Cinema morph into a shiny, new multiplex.The digital transformation was part of a presentation titled "Envisioning Downtown Princeton" given by Rutgers University urban planning professor Anton Nelessen.The display showed results from a survey conducted in December gauging how residents and business owners have responded to images of visual alterations in downtown Princeton.While the Council is now discussing the parking crunch expected to result from upcoming building projects, the survey aimed to produce an overall picture of the future of Princeton's business district."Nothing is an individual action in the context of a city," Nelessen said.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

Inherited learning deficiencies may be overcome, Tsien shows in study

University molecular biology professor Joe Tsien and a team of researchers recently discovered evidence that may disprove the theory that genetically-induced memory and learning deficits are irreversible.The researchers' findings ? which came from a series of experiments using mice ? show that enriched environments may help the brain to learn and perform more efficiently, even when a person has a gene defect that impairs learning, Tsien said.Tsien and colleagues used mice with memory gene mutations to determine if the animals' ability to learn could be improved.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

D-Bar managers quit over policy dispute

Both student managers of the graduate school's Debasement Bar ? also known as the D-Bar ? resigned yesterday, in response to a University policy that will prohibit non-residents of the Graduate College from entering unless accompanied by a resident."I'm pretty much fed up," said Amlan Majumdar GS, who was one of the D-Bar managers ? known as "bar czars" ? who resigned.

NEWS | 02/23/2000