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Investing junkie from an early age

It all started when I was just 15 years old. I was never quite like the other kids. I opened the paper every morning to the business section and got to the boring box scores only if the life section was the last choice.The stock market was in a sustained upturn in 1995 and beginning to become part of pop culture.

NEWS | 04/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Campus group urges compliance with environmental protocol

Joining a campaign sweeping across America, a group of four students from the Princeton Conservation Society is spearheading an effort to convince the University to comply with carbon dioxide emission standards outlined in the Kyoto Protocol.The goal of this environmental compact ? signed in December 1997 at the International Climate Summit ? is to combat global warming.

NEWS | 04/04/2000

The Daily Princetonian

University braces for mass sprinkler system installment

As the New Jersey legislature continues to debate several bills that would require the installation of sprinklers in campus dormitories, the University is preparing for a massive and expensive renovation project.If the bill being considered by the assembly passes, the University will have two years to equip all its dormitory buildings with sprinkler systems."It's definitely safe to say this is the hot topic," a spokesman for Gov.

NEWS | 04/03/2000

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Waiting for a place to call home

When she approached the doors of Scully Hall close to her 2:33 p.m. draw time on the second day of junior room draw, Carlyne Turner '02 was sure she would be home-free and living in the single of her choice during her junior year.But it was not to be."I was really surprised.

NEWS | 04/03/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Lost master key prompts plan to change locks in more than 800 dorm rooms

University employees have lost a master key to eight dorms and Forbes College, forcing Public Safety and the University Lock Shop to scramble to change the locks on more than 800 dorm room doors, Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser said yesterday.The lost key provides access to room doors in Pyne, Spelman, Little, Foulke, Henry, 1901, Laughlin, Lockhart and Forbes ? which house nearly one-quarter of the campus population, Weiser said.According to Weiser, two University employees checked out the master key Friday to perform standard maintenance on several upperclass dorms and later discovered they had lost the key.For security reasons, the University must now change all the door locks in the compromised dorms, Weiser explained.

NEWS | 04/03/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Students, faculty speak out on future of Elian Gonzalez

With six-year-old Elian Gonzalez's temporary U.S. residency set to expire tomorrow, the debate over the Cuban boy's future continues to rage across the country ? and the University campus is no exception.Many professors and students said they believe Gonzalez should be returned to Cuba for a variety of political and personal reasons ? primarily the rights of the boy's father."For good or for ill, we've always accepted the authority of biological parents, and I don't understand why we didn't do so six months ago," said sociology professor Miguel Centeno, who is a Cuban immigrant."The saddest thing is the stereotypical response of American culture.

NEWS | 04/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Proposed legislation may force University to install sprinklers

The University may be required by a New Jersey state initiative to install sprinkler systems in the more than 35 dormitories on campus, according to University spokesman Justin Harmon '78.Though the issue is still pending in the state assembly, a bill passed last month in the state senate would require all New Jersey colleges, universities and boarding schools to install sprinklers in their dormitories within two years.The impact of the bills under review in the assembly is uncertain, Harmon said.

NEWS | 04/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Kim looks ahead to the impact of Visions survey

USG president PJ Kim '01 responded at a USG meeting last night to recent assertions in The Daily Princetonian that student responses to the online survey Visions of Princeton fell short of USG goals, leaving his administration without direction.About 600 students responded to the poll that the USG hoped would garner at least 1,000 responses, USG vice president Spence Miller '02 said.Though Kim previously had indicated he would base his agenda on the results of the project, he made statements to the contrary last night.

NEWS | 04/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

University Ph.D. programs garner high rankings in U.S. News report

Several of Princeton's Ph.D. programs received top rankings in U.S. News and World Reports ratings of the nation's graduate schools and programs, released last week.The University's history, mathematics, public affairs, physics, architecture and economics departments all received top-three rankings in the survey."I'm delighted," chair of the history department Philip Nord said of the history Ph.D.

NEWS | 04/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

String of false fire alarms strike the Graduate College

The University has responded to almost 40 false fire alarms sounded from pull stations in the Graduate College since the middle of February, according to Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser.The large number of false alarms has prompted Public Safety to place officers at the Graduate College to watch some of the more frequently used fire alarm pull stations, Weiser said."We had officers over there [Saturday] night," Public Safety Lt.

NEWS | 04/02/2000