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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

The Daily Princetonian

Curtain will rise in fall on newly renovated Theatre-Intime

When the lights go up at Theatre-Intime in September, audience members surely will be wowed ? but not necessarily by the actors.An organization run entirely by students, Theatre-Intime is embarking on a $1-million renovation project funded by Friends of Theatre-Intime ? an alumni group founded 15 years ago to support the theater ? and by the University, according to Intime president Adam Friedman '01."It's been brewing in the Friends of Theatre-Intime for a number of years," Friedman said.

NEWS | 05/02/2000

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When a professor decides to take the helm of a residential college, it isn't an easy choice

Maria DiBattista was afraid of the silences. The professor of English and comparative literature was pondering the possibility last year of becoming a master of Rockefeller College ? and the new kind of relationship with students it would entail.She thought about the pauses and embarrassed smiles that would come when she sat down at a table and tried to begin a discussion with a stranger decades younger.

NEWS | 04/30/2000

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Light-years away: Graduate student finds distant celestial object

A glimpse into the universe's beginning lies with a discovery by Xiaohui Fan, a graduate student in the University's astrophysics department.On the evening of April 6, Fan and his colleagues located a "Redshift 5.8 Quasar," which is considered to be the most distant known celestial object, surpassing the previous record holder ? a galaxy discovered last year by researchers in Hawaii and Cambridge, England.A quasar is an extremely compact, luminous object scientists believe to be powered by black holes as massive as the size of one billion of Earth's suns.

NEWS | 04/30/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Economics attracts fewer sophomores

Forty-eight fewer sophomores expressed interest in joining the economics department this year, prompting a concerned e-mail yesterday from chair Mark Watson seeking possible explanations for the decrease from juniors in the department.According to Watson, 70 members of the Class of 2002 indicated interest in joining the economics department.

NEWS | 04/27/2000

The Daily Princetonian

'PJ Day' not OK

The student body received news from USG president PJ Kim '01 yesterday afternoon that he was going to hold "PJ Day" on Dean's Date.

NEWS | 04/27/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Bring on Easter eggs and party kegs

Yesterday, I was in a computer cluster picking up a paper when, shuffling through the thick stack on the printer tray, my eyes glanced on the title of someone else's work: "Houseparties: A Hermenutical Analysis." Intrigued, partly because someone was writing about Houseparties for a class, partly because I had no idea what "hermenutical" means, I began reading.

NEWS | 04/27/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Pre-frosh get a first look at Princeton

Sometimes, all it takes is a single image to make a pre-frosh feel at home at Princeton."It reminded me of Europe ? the chapel, just all the buildings in general, like Robin Hood," said Sam Gellman, a prospective from Milwaukee, Wis., who was one of numerous pre-frosh visiting campus this week to experience University life before making their final college decisions.His conception of Europe stems from his junior year abroad in the Netherlands ? an experience that helped foster his interest in other cultures.Gellman, who exudes laid-back confidence, knows that Princeton's small number of undergraduates makes it less diverse than Stanford and Harvard, where he was also accepted.

NEWS | 04/27/2000