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To $40 million and beyond: Capital campaign surpasses goal

In the fall of 1995, the University began what would become the largest, most successful fund-raising campaign in its history.In interviews just a few weeks before the end of the campaign, President Shapiro and other members of the administration reflected on their efforts ? five years and almost $1 billion later.The Anniversary Campaign for Princeton began with a target of $750 million."But then the campaign went extremely well," Shapiro said, "and we were very anxious, for example, to take on some new initiatives in financial aid."As a result, the University decided to raise the target to $1 billion.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

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Money Well Spent?

The Trustee Initiative on Alcohol Abuse has been a key part of campus life this year, bringing with it an aggressive and well-funded campaign to reduce binge drinking at Princeton.But even after the trustees allocated $100,000 to fund non-alcoholic social events, opinions remain mixed on whether the initiative is succeeding in accomplishing its twin objectives ? to create social alternatives to drinking and to end alcohol abuse on campus.University Board of Trustees president Robert Rawson '66 said the alternative events are an integral part of the trustees' effort to end abusive drinking.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

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Sizing It Up

Louis Turgel '01 could not make up his mind.It was spring of his sophomore year, and it was time to choose."It was a last-minute decision between Slavic or political economy," he said in an e-mail about his struggle to pick a major.Turgel chose Slavic languages and literature.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

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Students demand Swahili class

After much debate by the administration, the University has decided to offer an introductory Swahili course again in the fall.Associate Dean of the College Hank Dobin announced that the class would make an encore appearance next year after weeks of protest by outraged students who opposed the University's initial decision to discontinue the class.The course will be administered under the African-American studies program next fall as a one-time course rather than as a student-initiated seminar.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

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The Moral Mentor

Anders Chen '01 kept forgetting. He knew that people were starving in places around the world, that they lived without houses or clothes or doctors or books and that children died in swaths every day from malnutrition.He knew this.

NEWS | 05/25/2000

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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

The Daily Princetonian

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

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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