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Bradley reverses decision, electing to keep Mudd Library papers private

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley '65 has decided not to make public some personal papers that are located in the Seeley Mudd Library, despite a promise to the contrary earlier this week, University officials said yesterday.Bradley said Sunday he would make public the personal papers from his 18-year tenure in the Senate to prove that he had never used his office to plead financial contributors' cases.Monday, however, Bradley campaign officials said, rather than making the papers open to the public, they would instead file a request through the Freedom of Information Act to have federal agencies release any correspondence they have had with Bradley.Bradley deposited the papers in Mudd Library two years ago so archivists could prepare them for future public access.

NEWS | 01/11/2000

Dartmouth plans to revise Greek system, residential life

As the Princeton community struggles to grow into this year's new alcohol initiative, Dartmouth College took a crucial step Monday toward its goals of controlling alcohol abuse on campus and improving student life.Dartmouth's Committee on the Student Life Initiative released a comprehensive list of recommendations, which included reconstructing the Greek System and creating a dormitory system similar to Princeton's residential colleges.Last year, Dartmouth's campus was in an uproar after its board of trustees announced its intention to eliminate the Greek system.

NEWS | 01/11/2000

In annual address, Whitman pledges grants for education, praises Shapiro

Gov. Christie Whitman unveiled new plans for higher education during her State of the State address yesterday, pledging $25 million in grants for public university math and science programs as well as funding for technology research.In her speech, Whitman also recognized President Shapiro for his contributions as co-chair of The Edison Partnership, an organization she founded two years ago."The Edison Partnership is a group of people from labor, academia and government," Shapiro said.

NEWS | 01/11/2000

First at Frist: Paul Breitman

Though he occupies a temporary office and began his work at the University only a few days ago, Paul Breitman seems to be making a smooth transition to his new position as director of the Frist Campus Center and said he hopes the new facility will play an important role in students' lives."I want to get out and meet people and be visible as a contributing member of the community," Breitman said yesterday.

NEWS | 01/11/2000

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Students attempt to boost substance-free options for housing

While the number and location of upperclass substance-free and smoke-free rooms for this year's room draw will remain unchanged, some students hope to expand the initiative in future years.USG senator Jo Chen '00 said he is leading a project to better adapt the recently implemented substance-free housing to students' needs.The limited pilot program, available to rising juniors and seniors, began on a small scale last spring with sections of Edwards Hall designated as substance-free housing and rooms in 1901 Hall reserved as smoke-free.This year there are only 39 students participating in the program, with 29 of them living in Edwards and 10 in 1901. ExpansionChen said he is primarily looking to make the program more well-known, to expand the number of rooms available and to improve the quality of the rooms that are offered."Ultimately, I would like to see an entire building for nonsmokers," Chen said in early December, before the housing committee decided to maintain the status quo.Chen said he plans to include a survey with this spring's room draw guide that would give administrators and students involved with the program a more comprehensive idea of how students feel about substance-free housing.Before winter break, a substance-free housing survey was distributed as part of one of USG president Spencer Merriweather '00's campus-wide emails.

NEWS | 01/09/2000

Students to spend Intersession on mission trip to Rwanda

Four students from the Crossroads Christian Fellowship ? Jason Harris '00, Dan Popkave '00, Cassie Gyuricza '00 and Ben Farmer '01 ? will pass up package trips to Vermont, the Bahamas and Cancun to travel to war-ravaged Rwanda during Intersession to teach English and participate in a Christian outreach project.Harris said he first devised the plan for the mission trip after speaking with members of his local church who have contacts in Rwanda with Worldvision, an international Christian relief organization.

NEWS | 01/09/2000

Dobkin to travel to Israel on Fulbright Scholarship

In a few weeks, computer science department chair David Dobkin will embark on his six-month Fulbright scholarship and sabbatical to pursue research in Haifa, Israel.Dobkin was awarded a Ful-bright last spring to research computer graphics and the mathematical algorithms used to create such graphics at the Technion Institute.Describing his work as the creation of "virtual worlds that parallel reality," Dobkin said he studies how to build a complex image using many simple polygons ? each with its own algorithm.

NEWS | 01/06/2000

New Year's accident claims life of McConville '00

Mary McConville '00 of Salinas, Calif., died in Paris on New Year's Day after a four-story fall from the apartment where she was staying with friends, according to Paris police.McConville woke up around 3 or 4 a.m., opened one of the apartment's floor-to-ceiling windows and inadvertently lost her footing, falling after attempting to open a second, outer window, according to both University Director of Communications Justin Harmon '78 and Judith Miller, McConville's mother.Miller said McConville had spent the night quietly, going out for sushi with friends and avoiding downtown Paris, which she considered dangerous.Police said McConville died on impact.

NEWS | 01/06/2000

Students, administrators anticipate benefits from Frist Campus Center

In less than a year, an idea first floated by former University President Woodrow Wilson 1879 that has spent much of the last century on Princeton's back-burner will evolve from a mass of scaffolding, mud and concrete into the Frist Campus Center.Now that construction has progressed into its final stages, administrators and students alike are speculating about how the center will affect their daily lives when it opens next fall.Tom Dunne, assistant dean of undergraduate students, said he believes the center will provide a public space for the entire student body and faculty to interact and "will contribute largely to the social fabric of the community."USG president-elect PJ Kim '01 said the center's variety of dining options and large social and academic space will enhance social life on campus."The campus center is a mammoth project that will provide for the University's academic, social and administrative needs," Kim said.

NEWS | 01/06/2000

Bradley '65 intensifies campaign as first primary battles approach

With only weeks to go before the first contests of the primary season, Bill Bradley '65's campaign playbook hinges on two key states more than 1,000 miles apart: Iowa and New Hampshire.In the all-out scramble that the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has become, both Bradley and Vice President Al Gore have intensified their efforts in anticipation of the Jan.

NEWS | 01/06/2000

PPPL sets plasma-current record with new spherical torus reactor

An experiment at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory produced a 1-million-ampere plasma current with a new reactor last month, setting a world record for that type of reactor and opening the door for further research into the creation of fusion power."What this means is that we are now ready to begin experimentation on the machine," said PPPL spokesman Anthony DeMeo, who added that a larger reactor could be constructed in several years if these tests are successful.The PPPL is funded by the Department of Energy and is managed by the University.

NEWS | 01/04/2000

Despite risk of University penalty, students earn money from Website

For some University students, the idea of getting paid to surf the Web and recruiting others to do the same sounds simple enough, but officials warn that it may be against University policy.AllAdvantage.com is an Internet company that pays members for using the Internet and collects data on their browsing habits, which it then gives to other companies.

NEWS | 01/04/2000