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The Daily Princetonian

Theses from Afar

A dozen books, a stack of photocopies, a Firestone carrel and several months of toil ? does this a thesis make?Absolutely not say more than 100 students each year.

NEWS | 04/16/2000

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After three years of consideration, trustees approve Wythes plan

In a landmark vote Saturday, the University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Wythes committee's recommendation to increase the size of the undergraduate student body by 500 students ? finalizing a decision that prompted almost three years of deliberation and elicited considerable campus debate.The increase will be phased in over four years, beginning in 2003 or 2004, once the necessary facilities and living spaces have been constructed, committee chair Paul Wythes '55 said."[The trustees] were very receptive," Wythes said of his committee's proposal.

NEWS | 04/16/2000

The Daily Princetonian

A festival of faces: Communiversity weaves together cultures with family fun

Flags waving, skirts of elementary school folk dancers swishing and children with tigers painted on their faces laughing created a collage of music and color that shone brighter and sounded louder than the soft thud of rain drops falling from a grey sky."If Gene Kelly can sing and dance in the rain, we can do it here on Nassau," said Princeton Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand during her welcoming speech at Communiver-sity on Saturday, before leading the crowd in a verse of the high-spirited tune.Despite the rain, which forced the Arts Council's Art Park ? a series of arts and crafts stations for children ? inside the council's building on Witherspoon Street and deterred certain groups from performing, hundreds of people came out to celebrate town-gown unity."[The rain] hasn't seemed to dampen the spirits of the crowd," Arts Council of Princeton Executive Director Anne Reeves said.

NEWS | 04/16/2000

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Princeton community, students prepare to Take Back the Night

Upon hearing earlier this year that her friend had been raped, Joann Sofis '00 decided she had to do something.To raise awareness about sexual assault at Princeton, she created the book "Stopping the Silence" ? a collection of four women's stories that will be distributed at Saturday's Take Back the Night march.Sofis said she was angry that her friend felt ashamed about being raped.

NEWS | 04/13/2000

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Library program turns middle schoolers into 'Young Curators'

When Bonnie Bernstein, outreach coordinator for the Cotsen's Children's Library, first envisioned the Young Curator's exhibit, she did not realize the widespread support network she would be able to harness."It was a real community project," Bernstein said of the exhibit, which chronicles the history of schools and was curated by Princeton-area elementary and middle school students.

NEWS | 04/13/2000

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'Risk' meets Model U.N.

The world is in turmoil. American lives are at stake. Nuclear material has disappeared at the Hungarian border, and the United States will double its peace-keeping police strength in the Balkans within the next 48 hours.World crisis?

NEWS | 04/13/2000

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No Small Change

The Trustee Initiative on Alcohol Abuse has become a key part of campus life this year, bringing with it an aggressive and well-funded campaign to reduce binge drinking at Princeton.But despite a hefty grant from the trustees to fund non-alcoholic social events and escalated penalties to deter underage drinking on campus, some remain skeptical about whether the initiative's goal of eradicating alcohol abuse on campus was realistic."The initiative technically is trying to limit drinking ? and it is not.

NEWS | 04/13/2000

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Brzezinski addresses Russian past, present and future policies

As a crowd of jostling professors and students tried to push their way into McCormick's lecture hall, a small man with thinning white hair stood alone to the side of the swarming mass, holding his briefcase with both hands.He stepped forward and whispered to one of the eager participants in a slight accent, "Would you mind if I could just sneak through?"Moments later, the crowd began to charge in the opposite direction ? the lecture had been moved to McCosh 50.

NEWS | 04/12/2000