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$12-million gift spawns institute for research on foreign conflict

Using a $12-million gift from Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein and under the guidance of Wilson School lecturer Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, the University will announce today that it has founded the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination, a research center for the study and resolution of regional conflicts.An extension of the six-year-old Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination ? which has conducted extensive study of the Balkan region ? the institute will offer yearly fellowships and other opportunities to faculty, students and world leaders."We hope to create the world's foremost institution on self-determination issues, with a strong emphasis on political solutions to avoid conflicts and bloodshed," Danspeckgruber said yesterday.

NEWS | 09/13/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Borough alcohol ordinance aimed at eating clubs

Borough Council president Roger Martindell said yesterday the eating clubs are the "motivating factor" behind consideration of an ordinance that would allow police to fine underage drinkers on private property in the Borough.He and other council members said their primary concern is the disorderly behavior often associated with underage drinking, rather than the health risks.Council member David Goldfarb said he believes the presence of the University greatly contributes to the frequency of underage drinking in the Borough.

NEWS | 09/13/2000

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University changes student phone extensions to 986 prefix

To accommodate projected student body growth and the expanded need for administrative phone numbers, all student phone extensions begin with a new 986 prefix this year, according to Frank Ferrara, University manager of telecommunications.Numbers for administrative offices and faculty members retain the 258 prefix, Ferrara said."The University has the entire 258 series, and we were low on numbers," he said.

NEWS | 09/12/2000

The Daily Princetonian

MasterCard sues Nader campaign for copyright violation in advertisement

Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader '55, the last University alumnus left in this year's race, ran into some trouble with MasterCard International, Inc., this summer.But it was not a typical credit problem.MasterCard sued Nader's presidential campaign in August, saying that a Nader campaign advertisement ? meant to parody MasterCard's highly successful "Priceless" campaign ? violated the company's copyright and trademark.The Nader commercial accuses Texas Gov.

NEWS | 09/12/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Health commission may appeal overturning of smoking ban

The Princeton Regional Health Commission is considering whether to appeal a state superior court ruling that recently overturned a smoking ban that would have prohibited smoking in most indoor public spaces.The commission's adoption of the ban in June ignited debate, prompting the National Smokers Alliance and Lahiere's, the Annex and the Ivy Inn to file a lawsuit against the smoking ordinance.And on Aug.

NEWS | 09/12/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Dean Fred Hargadon takes administrative leave until January

Early admission candidates for the Class of 2005 will be welcomed to the University without Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon's signature 'Yes!' letters.Hargadon, who is on administrative leave until the regular admission process begins in January, has been replaced by Acting Dean of Admission Stephen LeMenager.LeMenager said he has assumed all of Hargadon's responsibilities without changing the structure of the admission process."I consider myself to be a caretaker for his office," LeMenager said Monday.

NEWS | 09/12/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Princeton offers students a wide array of electronic resources

Welcome to the world of advanced electronic resources.While your parents are still struggling to program the DVD player, at Princeton you will be able to research your term paper, send e-mail to your friends or tour a museum in Paris ? all from the comfort of your own dorm room.All you need is a computer and a network connection to tap into the University's Dormnet system.So instead of becoming a "have-not" on an information-driven campus, overcome your computational phobias and learn about the electronic resources available to you as soon as you arrive at Princeton.

NEWS | 07/16/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Wisdom wielders

Princeton boasts a large and high-powered faculty worthy of its reputation as one of the best in the nation.These famous scholars, unlike their research-oriented counterparts at other Ivy League schools, often teach undergraduate courses ? maybe even yours. Nobel PrizesIn the past few years, Princeton has consistently produced Nobel Prize winners in various departments.Electrical Engineering professor Daniel Tsui won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 for his discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect.Molecular biology professor Eric Wieschaus shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1995 with two other researchers for their work on fruit fly genetics.In 1994, senior research mathematician John Nash shared the Nobel Prize for Economics with two research teammates for their work on game theory.Creative writing professor Toni Morrison, physics professor Joseph Taylor and researcher Russell Hulse, who works at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, all won Nobels in 1993.Morrison, who also won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Beloved," coordinates the Princeton Atelier, a program that gives undergraduates the chance to collaborate with famous professionals in the creative world such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Physics professor Val Fitch won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1980 for his discoveries about high-energy subatomic particles.

NEWS | 07/16/2000

The Daily Princetonian

A guide through the academic wilderness of Princeton: Faculty advisers offer insight

Don't worry if you have no idea what courses you want to register for in the fall ? your academic advisers may help you feel a little less clueless.Under a system implemented in 1997, approximately 60 faculty members serve as advisers, with each counseling about 30 freshmen and sophomores.In each college, 10 faculty members advise freshmen while five are assigned to sophomores.

NEWS | 07/16/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Local commission approves public smoking ban

A ban on smoking in nearly all public buildings in Princeton Borough and Township ? including the Prospect Avenue eating clubs ? will be in effect by the time students return to campus in September.The Princeton Regional Health Commission approved the ban at its June 1 meeting, despite a chorus of criticism during the last several months from eating club officers, local restaurant owners and organizations such as the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association.The ordinance prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, cabarets, taverns, work places, restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways, elevators and all other public enclosed areas with the exception of retail tobacco stores. Eating clubsFollowing its introduction in February, the ordinance sparked several months of confusion and controversy on the issue of whether it would apply to the eating clubs ? a question that was resolved on May 16, when the commission voted to reject an amendment that would have exempted private social clubs from the ban."It's an amendment that intends to clarify between private and public facilities," regional health officer Bill Hinshillwood said in explaining the amendment prior to its rejection.

NEWS | 07/16/2000