A grant from the Bonner Foundation has motivated students and faculty to promote cooperation between the University and the community.According to Associate Dean of the College Howard Dobin, the Bonner Foundation, a Princeton-based service organization, has received a large "Learn and Serve" grant from the Corporation of National Service.This funding will be distributed to a number of colleges and universities nationwide "to serve as feed money to encourage them to implement community-based learning," Dobin said.The University has $11,000 that will be renewable annually for a period of three years, Dobin added.
Driving around the University may be even harder than usual this weekend. Several roads will be closed to both parking and traffic Sunday as Princeton hosts a major intercollegiate cycling event.Reed Tanger '99, captain of the University's cycling team, organized the competition.
The security guards at Firestone Library see more of the student body than most ? quite literally.
John Turkevich GS '34, the former Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry, died Wednesday at the age of 91.
Are you bemoaning your room-draw time? Want a large single in Scully with a private bathroom? You might consider applying for the newly created position of Dormitory Assistant.The Office of the Dean of Student Life and the Department of Housing are currently advertising for applicants to fill two Dormitory Assistant positions in Scully Hall next year.
Asserting that the state of Israel has forced a "radical and important change in the politics of our century," Jewish scholar Arthur Hertzberg delivered the fourth-annual William G.
Nine members of the class of 2000 will be pursuing their dreams this summer care of the Martin Dale Scholarship.Martin A.
"First light" is quickly approaching, and astrophysicists across the United States are pretty excited about it, especially astronomy professor of Astronomy Jim Gunn, project leader and head designer of a new camera for use in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
With elections on the way, the USG is altering its campaign rules in an attempt to force political hounds to learn a few new tricks.The USG decided to limit candidates to one flier per bulletin board for the upcoming spring elections of class officers and U-Counselors.
Though the impression many people got was that the Mighty Mighty Bosstones would be the only major band performing at this year's Spring Concert, the USG announced yesterday that, in addition to the Bosstones, God Street Wine, another band from the Mercury Records Label, has also been booked to play the event.USG social chair Jeff Leven '00, who is in charge of booking the bands, said he was excited about the upcoming concert.
When a faculty committee issued a report in February detailing rampant grade inflation, the findings received national attention and had more than a few undergraduates fearing that the time when As and Bs flowed like wine was about to end.Nearly two months and dozens of departmental meetings later, it is looking increasingly unlikely that an across-the-boards rollback in grades will be happening any time soon.Although some professors seized upon the report as an opportunity to toughen standards, there are others who have expressed reluctance to take strong action to combat the trend."People say, 'Why should we punish our students?' or 'Why should we be the first to move?' " Wilson School Dean Michael Rothschild said, explaining why departments are generally not advocating immediate action.Rothschild said the school has held several meetings in recent weeks involving both faculty and students, but the conversations have not resulted in any kind of consensus as to what, if anything, should be done.He added that the school did send a letter to Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel explaining that it would be extremely difficult for the Wilson School to adjust grading standards this year, or even next year.To deflate or not to deflate?The Classics Department has reached a decision to take action about grade inflation, said chair Josiah Ober.
With yesterday's opening of "Practical Photographers: The Rose Family Studio," the Historical Society of Princeton welcomed visitors to its newest exhibit at 158 Nassau Street.The show features more than 150 photographs from the Rose family commercial studio.
The University said yesterday that former graduate student Jim Connell's lawsuit was not legitimate.University Vice President and Secretary Tom Wright '62 said the University has tried to accommodate Connell."I believe that a great deal of time and attention has been devoted to try to address Mr. Connell's complaints," he said.
As part of a national campaign, five members of the Bah
The scene occurring outside 36 University Place on the afternoon of March 13 was an odd one.Raymond Jones, University Store security guard, approached a man attempting to shoplift three copies of Microsoft Office 97 from the University Store and soon found himself in a 10-minute-long wrestling match on the sidewalk.
Former graduate student Jim Connell is suing the University for 60 counts ranging from personal injury to criminal negligence, citing several years of ignored complaints regarding his residential housing and laboratory conditions while studying neuropsychology, he said yesterday.Among other grievances, Connell accused the University of providing "living quarters which were dangerous, flooded and moldy," causing him to develop a dangerous lung condition called aspergillosis, according to the complaint he filed last year.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jaswinder Pal Singh was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers earlier this year.Every fall the White House recognizes about 60 of the country's youngest Ph.D.s who are advancing their fields in science research and teaching.
To most casual listeners, computer-generated music may not measure up to PST.To Neil Rolnick, however, using technology to compose music is just like "using any other kind of instrument."Rolnick, who is chair of the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, spoke to an audience of about 30 yesterday on how he uses computers and other technology to compose music.His speech was the first in the "Series in New Media," a lecture series that will explore areas in which technology and arts interact, said professor of electrical engineering Wayne Wolf, who is sponsoring the talks.Rolnick spoke about several pieces that he composed using either computers or other technology.
Hoping to cash in on the hunger for new stores in Princeton Borough, Fleet Bank and the Ferry House restaurant both opened their doors this week.The Ferry House, which opened last night at 32 Witherspoon St., will feature American cuisine "with a little French flair," said owner and head chef Bobby Trigg.