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'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

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Stanford professor addresses racism

Stanford University professor and race relations expert George Fredrickson is charting the history of racism during a three-part lecture series at Princeton this week, beginning with a look at discrimination in medieval Europe and continuing through to the 20th century.Fredrickson, who attended Harvard University and is a historian by trade, has spent much of his life studying the problems of racism in societies, both in America and elsewhere."I started out as a historian of American intellectual life in the Civil War," he said in an interview yesterday, explaining he soon became interested in exploring the views white people held toward blacks.

NEWS | 04/26/2000

The Daily Princetonian

'Brane'-Storming

What if our universe were just one of many floating around in a larger mega-universe?Though it may seem out of this world, this conjecture by University physics professor Lisa Randall and Stanford University professor Raman Sundrum is now a generally accepted theory that explains forces in the universe.

NEWS | 04/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Pride Alliance commends University for increased recognition

One year after launching a comprehensive "climate assessment survey" to evaluate the atmosphere for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students at the University ? and the week after Pride Week ? members of the Princeton Pride Alliance say they are pleased with the progress Princeton has made in increasing gay awareness.Lesbian Gay Bisexual Concerns Coordinator Ryan Foley said two goals emerged from the survey ? goals that the Pride Alliance has focused on during the past academic year.The first goal, he said, was to secure continued support from the University for Pride Alliance activities.

NEWS | 04/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

At Your Convenience

Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping" blares from the television overhead. But the song's normal lyrics ? "He takes a whiskey drink, he takes a vodka drink, he takes a lager drink, he takes a cider drink" ? are noticeably different.Clean-cut Wawa employees with perfectly tuned voices perform carefully choreographed dance moves as a short, balding manager cabbage-patches in his office."He takes a fresh kiwi, she takes a large coffee, he takes a ham shorti, she takes a hot sizzli," they sing in a disturbingly cheerful tone.This instructional video for Wa trainees serves a crucial role in Wa employee training, teaching them Rule No.

NEWS | 04/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Israeli martial arts fights its way into local police training regime

Typical small-town police forces are not trained in Israeli military martial arts. The police forces of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township, however, are far from typical.In May, some of the area's police officers will supplement their law-enforcement skills with Krav Maga ? the martial art designed in the 1930s specifically for Israeli defense forces.David Kahn '94, who is coordinating the workshops, first suggested training Borough and Township police in the martial arts after returning to Princeton from a trip to Israel earlier this year.

NEWS | 04/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

More than womb-mates

To those who do not know them, sophomores Jonathan and Vanessa Wong appear to be dating. They walk together to class, they are both members of Charter Club and they even appear physically complementary.But the two are not sweethearts ? they are twins."We spend so much time together that the first assumption people make is that we're boyfriend and girlfriend," Jonathan said, adding that he sees his twin sister ? who lives two entryways away from him in Holder Hall ? many times each day.While the Wong twins view attending the same school as normal, twins at the University are far from ordinary.

NEWS | 04/25/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Lewis Steers a 'New New' Course

Though writer Michael Lewis '82 worked at a high-profile investment bank after graduating from the University, he did not spend his college days preparing for 60-hour work weeks and dinners at the office.Instead, as an art history major, Lewis examined the works of famous artists and wrote his senior thesis on Donatello's use of antique and classical sources.And despite a prominent writing career that includes two books ? "Liar's Poker" and "The New New Thing" ? Lewis admits that he occasionally thinks about his thesis."I still have dreams about it," Lewis said.

NEWS | 04/24/2000