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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

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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

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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

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Daylight Nears for Cannon

The DEC graduate board is planning to re-purchase the Cannon Club building with the intention of reopening the facility as an eating club, Vice President and Secretary Thomas Wright '62 said in an interview Thursday.DEC graduate board chair Warren Crane '62 said the board would like to re-purchase Notestein Hall, the former home of Cannon Club, before the University-imposed June 30 deadline.The decision, however, is contingent upon "the willingness of the club's alumni to donate sufficient funds to make it financially sensible and feasible to re-acquire the property and undertake the necessary renovations and all the other costs that would be incurred in getting to an orderly opening date for the club," Crane said.The June 30 deadline to re-purchase the building, which currently houses the Office of Population Research, was arranged after the DEC graduate board sold the Dial and Elm buildings to the University in 1998.

NEWS | 05/07/2000

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Student demand prompts renewal of Swahili course

Reversing a decision that drew heated criticism, the University has reinstated an introductory Swahili course that it had previously announced would not be offered again in the fall.The disclosure by Associate Dean of the College Hank Dobin in an interview yesterday that the class would make an encore appearance next year follows weeks of protest by outraged students against the University's initial decision to stop offering the class.Dobin previously cited lack of funding as the reason for canceling the course, which was offered for the first time this year.

NEWS | 05/07/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Sketching a comfort zone

While daylight hours at the 'Street' see men and women enjoying meals together and females increasingly filling leadership roles, the atmosphere of mutual respect between genders fades on Prospect Avenue with the setting of the sun, some students say."There have always been reports of harassment at the 'Street,' " Ivy Club vice president Liz Baker '01 said.

NEWS | 05/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

'ILOVEYOU' virus barely bites University

The "ILOVEYOU" bug bit hundreds of thousands of e-mail users around the world yesterday, wreaking havoc on business and government computer systems and prompting a campus-wide e-mail filter to keep infected messages from reaching Princeton users.After learning of the new virus this morning, CIT sent warnings to administrators advising them not to open e-mails with "ILOVEYOU" subject lines.

NEWS | 05/04/2000

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A matter of fact: University scientists account for universe's missing matter

Ordinary matter ? the same stuff that makes up a bag of Doritos, your English preceptor or a galaxy ? is not always easy to see.Until only a few weeks ago, scientists could view only half of the universe's ordinary ? or baryonic ? matter.Baryonic matter, which is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons, accounts for 10 percent of the universe's mass.

NEWS | 05/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

University retains A+ but decreases impact on GPA

The rare A+ that dots a Princeton student's transcript is no longer an endangered species.The University faculty decided Monday to retain the grade of A+, which West College administrators this fall argued should be replaced with an A*.Though it originally proposed the grade change, the Committee on Examinations and Standing is recommending that the faculty retain the A+, Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel said yesterday.Two other changes proposed by the committee were approved, according to USG academics chair Jeff Gelfand '01.

NEWS | 05/04/2000

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Graduate student leaders raise intensity of student-life efforts

Tired of what they deem to be their second-class status at the University, graduate student leaders have re-energized their efforts this year to improve graduate student life.Though they mostly worked to prevent the Graduate College from becoming a residential college and to fight restrictive D-Bar policies, graduate student leaders ? among them Graduate Student Government president Eszter Hargittai, activist Karthick Ramakrishnan and U-Councilor Jason Brownlee ? have been tackling a proactive agenda as well.In the past, the GSG ? formerly called the Graduate Student Union ? met once a month and had little interaction with the USG.

NEWS | 05/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Parlez-Vous eBay?

On a warm day in July 1998, Fabrice Grinda '96 walked out of the New York office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. He was 23 years old and held a coveted position of associate business analyst.

NEWS | 05/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Administrators, minority students meet to address Public Safety policy

In the wake of accusations that minority students have been treated unfairly by proctors, a small group of student leaders met with University administrators yesterday to discuss the role of Public Safety on campus.Andria Boateng '02, chair of the Third World Center, said the meeting was organized to address the minority community's concerns about Public Safety.

NEWS | 05/02/2000