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The Daily Princetonian

Quantifying security: Students say they feel safe on campus

Sixty-two percent of undergraduates feel "very safe" at the University, though 24 percent said they have been victims of theft, according to a recent Daily Princetonian survey of 758 students.Despite the relatively large percentage of students who say they have been robbed on campus, Public Safety Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser said the 1999-2000 academic year crime statistics are in line with the previous year's numbers."I think [the crime rates are] very similar to last year," Weiser said.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Harvard president to conclude tenure

Neil Rudenstine '56 announced Tuesday that he will conclude his term as the president of Harvard University at the end of the 2000-2001 academic year.During his nine-year tenure, Rudenstine led a major fund-raising campaign and expanded the university's curriculum and information technology resources."The time seems right," he said in a statement.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Princeton name falls short in Hollywood

Usually the magical term "Princeton University" prominently displayed at the top of your resume will get you a head start in the corporate world.But not in Hollywood."A Princeton degree won't get you far in Hollywood," said Will Staples '00, who held an internship last summer at Film Finances Incorporated, a company that sells completion bonds, or movie insurance.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

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Finance center may offer master's degree

When the Class of 2001 graduates, the only thing banking-bound students may be trading will be late nights and stressful hours at Wall Street desks for a fifth year of classes at the University.Pending approval by the board of trustees at its May meeting, the University will offer a master's degree program in finance starting in the 2001-2002 academic year.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

President Shapiro wins leadership citation

The Council of Scientific Society Presidents, a national organization composed of the leaders of several research organizations, awarded its 2000 Leadership Citation to President Shapiro on Sunday.The award, which was given for "stellar leadership toward resolution of the most complex ethical issues," according to a University statement, was presented at the council's national meeting in Washington, D.C., where Shapiro was a guest speaker.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Borough Police narrows scope of charges against arrested students

Borough Police Lt. Charles Davall said yesterday that a police investigation has determined that Dennis Alshuler '03 and Sloan Bermann '02 ? the two University students arrested last month on charges of lewdness and harassment ? did not masturbate in front of a female University student and chase her while exposing themselves."There were multiple students involved in the incident.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Lock changes near completion five weeks after loss of master key

Public Safety and maintenance personnel today will complete a massive effort to replace all locks in eight dorms and Forbes College after two University employees lost a master key to those buildings March 29.The project ? requiring lock changes to more than 800 rooms in Pyne, Spelman, Little, Foulke, Henry, 1901, Laughlin, Lockhart and Forbes ? cost the University an estimated $30,000 and took more than five weeks, according to Public Safety Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser.Associate Director of Grounds and Building Maintenance Lou Dursi said the scope of the project made it difficult.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Six students receive Fulbright fellowships for study abroad

Six University students have been given a passport to study in a foreign country next year ? courtesy of Fulbright.Seniors Johnna Brazier, Karen Emmerich, Seth Katz, Alex Klipper, Ben Runkle and Joyce Tsai have been awarded grants that will cover the cost of a year's study and research abroad, according to Associate Dean of the College Nancy Kanach.Emmerich, a comparative literature major, will pursue a master's degree in modern Greek literature at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Students report feeling safe on campus

Sixty-two percent of University students say they feel "very safe" at the University, despite the fact that 24 percent said they have been victims of theft, according to a recent Daily Princetonian survey of 758 undergraduates.One hundred eighty students said they were victims of theft, reporting total losses of $39,205 ? more than enough to pay an entire year's comprehensive fee.

NEWS | 05/11/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Princeton in Beijing draws censorship

In response to demands by Beijing Normal University officials, faculty from this year's Princeton in Beijing program were recently forced to eliminate a substantial amount of course material considered to be critical of Chinese domestic policies.Officials at Beijing Normal University ? which hosts the Princeton in Beijing program ? demanded the removal of several textbook chapters, including those referring to China's population control policy and press restrictions, according to East Asian studies professor C.P.

NEWS | 05/09/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Class of 1978 awards six community service fellowships

Across the country and around the world, six University students will be engaging in community service projects this summer, thanks to the Class of 1978 fellowships.The undergraduates were recently awarded funds by the Class of 1978 Foundation for summer projects intended to improve the quality of life in a community."They're all very strong applicants," foundation president Karen Ali '78 said.

NEWS | 05/09/2000

The Daily Princetonian

A Movement Declawed

There was a time, not long ago, when the word "sweatshop" seemed to be everywhere.It was on posters along McCosh Walk, on the pages of campus publications, on television screens and even on the lips of Princeton's famously apathetic undergraduates.But then, just as quickly as the University's anti-sweatshop movement had emerged to challenge unflattering stereotypes of both a generation and a college, it did exactly what its leaders had vowed it would not do.

NEWS | 05/09/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Professors to draft 'blueprint' of brain using state-of-the-art scanning technology

It takes brains to be at Princeton, but if you want to make use of the University's newest science facility, you will need more than your own.Last month the University established the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior ? a gathering of interdisciplinary researchers who are studying the connection between the physical brain and its mental functions.The departments already involved in the center include molecular biology, psychology, applied math, electrical engineering, chemistry, physics and philosophy, according to center director and psychology professor Jonathan Cohen."In the past, psychology has studied the mind without too much concern for how it arose from the brain," Cohen said.

NEWS | 05/09/2000