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Bradley '65, Gore debate in Harlem

NEW YORK ? Bill Bradley '65 and Vice President Al Gore squared off in the historical arena of the Apollo Theater in Harlem late last night, each promising to work to end racial profiling if elected president.The debate, which was televised nationally and lasted 90 minutes, included discussions of urban crime, affirmative action and each candidate's voting record on minority issues.One of the more heated exchanges between Gore and Bradley was prompted by a question from Rev.

NEWS | 02/21/2000

Among friends, Muslims explore their beliefs

It was the cookies that first caught the attention of Aliya Shariff '01.But it was the people who were delivering the cookies ? members of the Muslim Student Association going door-to-door to welcome Muslim freshmen to Princeton ? that convinced Shariff to give the University's Islamic community a try."I figured I would just go to the first meeting because the people were very nice, accepting of differences and welcoming," said Shariff, who is, two years later, president of the group.

NEWS | 02/20/2000

Town considers construction in Institute Woods

Part of the Institute for Advanced Study Woods may soon become home to two soccer fields if the Princeton Recreation Department's application is approved by the state Historic Sites Council.The recreation department has proposed constructing two fields and a parking area on about 4.8 acres of the 590-acre Institute Woods property near the intersection of Quaker and Mercer roads in Princeton Township, Township Attorney Edwin Schmierer said yesterday.As part of a 1992 settlement agreement, the Institute leased the 4.8-acre site to the Township for the soccer fields.

NEWS | 02/20/2000

Guest Column

I was an undergraduate at Brown University from 1989 to1993. One of my most memorable experiences as a Brown student was designing and conducting a Group Independent Study Project on classical Indian dance.

NEWS | 02/20/2000


Faculty say enrollment expansion could help small departments, but hurt big ones

Some University professors are concerned that the Wythes committee's proposed 10 percent increase in the student body may lead to more work for faculty and a lower quality education for students.The committee believes that "the proposed increase in the number of undergraduates is expected to be roughly proportional to the increase in faculty size between now and the time by which the committee's proposal is fully implemented," according to a University statement on the Wythes report.But many members of the University's larger academic departments are concerned that their size and popularity will require a larger increase in faculty than the Wythes report calls for, economics professor Elizabeth Bogan said.History department chair Philip Nord said the proposed one-percent increase in faculty will not be sufficient for his department.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

From SAT mediocrity to the White House?

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley '65 graduated from the University magna cum laude, went on to become a Rhodes Scholar and was arguably the greatest basketball player ever in the Ivy League.But had he been applying for the Class of 2004, he probably would not have been greeted by Dean Hargadon with a letter exclaiming YES!Bradley scored a less-than-stellar 485 on the verbal SAT, according to an article by Geoff Kabaservice, a history professor at Yale.The article, posted online at Microsoft Network's Website Slate refers to a personal letter from former Princeton admissions director E.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

No blue food, but a talented touch for enlivening Princeton's cafeteria cuisine

In the midst of oversized refrigerators, towering shelves of spices and trays of raw ingredients, the edible creations of University catering chef Larry Frazer are born.An accomplished artist in his field, Frazer oversees food production for the Graduate College, designs his culinary masterpieces and paints his plates with exotic sauces while following one basic rule: no blue-colored foods."People don't like blue food," he noted, adding that he is not sure of the reason for this peculiar color bias.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Dartmouth professor alleges mass cheating

About 40 Dartmouth College students may be charged with cheating on a homework assignment in a computer science class taught by a visiting professor from North Carolina State University.Rex Dwyer ? who is teaching Dartmouth's computer science survey course, "The Concepts of Computing" ? announced to his class last Thursday that he believed students copied answers from an online answer key and used information given to them by teaching assistants to complete the assignment.Some students, whose names have not been released to Dartmouth's Judiciary Affairs Officer, allegedly downloaded the answer key from the course's Webpage ? on which Dwyer had forgotten to restore the security lock ? and then copied the key, Dwyer said in an interview yesterday."I imagine that, with so many people involved, it was not all done by individual speculation," he said, adding that he became suspicious that students had cheated after being notified by an anonymous source Feb.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Over e-mail, we can be anyone we want, even our best friend

This entirely true story starts out funny then ends up tragic. It's like a class where you go to the first lecture and laugh at the professor showing slides of some famous scientific calamity (a volcano spurting magma on villagers with Loony Toons T-shirts), or the Grand Canyon (the professor's family vacation). Then after missing most of the lectures, you take the final, and you fail (which in Princeton means you get a B, "ruining" your GPA). Now the story.Across the hall from me live two chaps whose roommate, Bob, spent fall semester in Spain.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Proposed health ordinance could filter out smoking in eating clubs

The public smoking ban recently proposed by the Princeton Regional Health Commission will extend to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs, according to Bill Hinshillwood, 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 | 02/17/2000

Penn, Wisconsin drop out of Fair Labor Association Association

Anti-sweatshop activists at universities nationwide scored limited victories this week when the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin at Madison announced they were withdrawing from the Fair Labor Association, a White House-backed labor monitoring organization.But so far, activists at Penn and Wisconsin have failed to achieve their main goal ? to get their schools to sign on to the Workers Rights Consortium, a monitoring group that some anti-sweatshop protesters view as more stringent than the FLA.Meanwhile, Princeton's anti-sweatshop activists are continuing their campaign to convince the University to join the WRC."The WRC is there to publicize the most information possible," said Brian White '00, a member of Students for Progressive Education and Action.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Commission considers public smoking ban

Local residents and business owners gathered Tuesday evening at Borough Hall to voice opinions on a proposal that would ban smoking in nearly all public buildings in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.The Princeton Regional Health Commission, which proposed the ordinance, heard arguments both in support of and in opposition to the ban.

NEWS | 02/16/2000

Ellis '01 founds school for Kenyan children in low-income community

Five hundred twenty children from Nairobi, Kenya ? who previosuly had little choice but to stay at home because their parents could not afford a formal education for them ? are now spending their days learning math, Swahili, English and music, thanks to Ann Ellis '01.Ellis spent this intersession in Kenya putting the final touches on her school for the children, which opened Jan.

NEWS | 02/16/2000

And then there were six: Scouting campus for another college site

In the wake of the Wythes committee's proposed 10-percent increase in the size of the undergraduate student body, officials said the University has sufficient space and resources to accommodate the construction of a sixth residential college.University Vice President and Secretary Thomas Wright '62 said after having "several presentations presented to them," the Wythes committee ? chaired by Paul Wythes '55 ? determined that a sixth residential college would be necessary if the University were to approve the 500-student increase.According to the Wythes Committee Report, the University campus "has sufficient capacity on the existing campus side of Lake Carnegie to accommodate the required additional dormitory space and a new residential college, and adding such facilities in these locations would enhance the scale and setting of the campus."Vice President for Facilities Kathleen Mulligan agreed.

NEWS | 02/16/2000