When Sally Frank '80 attended the University during the late 1970s, she joined student activists who fought against everything from South African apartheid to the absence of locks on women's bathrooms in the dorms.
It took the Agape Christian Fellowship six years to get the name its members wanted."We had gotten feedback that there was a problem with the name," said Carrie Guyton '00, the group's vice president, explaining why the evangelical group formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ elected to switch its name last year.
The Chancellor Green rotunda has become a source of controversy this winter, as many students responded with outrage to the University's decision ? made without soliciting undergraduate student input ? to convert the popular cafe to academic space.Student leaders reacted with surprise and dismay in a Dec.
The public smoking ban recently proposed by the Princeton Regional Health Commission will extend to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs, according to Bill Hinschillwood, the commission's health officer."I don't know all the details of what the setups are at the eating clubs, but I would assume the dining rooms would be considered a public place," he said.
The Wythes committee's proposed 10-percent increase in the size of the student body has raised questions this semester over whether the University's residential housing and projected faculty growth will be able to accommodate 500 additional students.President Shapiro said in interviews this week that he believes faculty size may need to grow more quickly than outlined in the Wythes Committee Report to prevent the proposed larger student body from adversely affecting the quality of education at the University.Shapiro, who is a member of the Wythes committee, said significant faculty growth is already needed in many of the University's academic departments.
The Princeton Alumni Weekly saw a wealth of changes this past fall, welcoming two editors-in-chief and transferring administrative responsibility for the publication to the University's Alumni Council.After only four issues at the helm of the PAW, Janice Harayda left her position as editor-in-chief of the publication in early November, University and magazine officials said Nov.
The busiest week on Prospect Avenue ended Feb. 5 with 932 students ? more than 80 percent of the sophomore class ? joining eating clubs through Bicker and sign-ins, according to ICC Advisor Marty Crotty '98.Ivy Club had the highest selectivity rate, accepting only 64 of the 145 students who bickered.
Paul Breitman, a Rutgers University dean for 18 years, became Princeton's first Frist Campus Center director in January.Breitman served in several positions during his time at Rutgers, including his most recent role as the director of the three student centers there.
Faculty size may need to grow faster than the Wythes committee has proposed in order to prevent the student body increase from adversely affecting the quality of education at the University, President Shapiro said in interviews yesterday and Wednesday.Since the Wythes committee released its report Jan.
Heidi Miller '74 ? who Fortune Magazine deemed in 1999 the nation's second most powerful businesswoman ? will turn her expertise in a new direction, assuming the position of Chief Financial Officer for priceline.com, the e-commerce company announced Wednesday.Miller said in an interview last night that after serving as CFO of Citigroup, which employs more than 200,000 people, priceline.com's small size was one of its most appealing qualities."It's the difference between riding a powerboat and riding the Queen Mary," she said, adding that the company has about 440 employees.
President Shapiro said in a meeting this week with USG officers that graduate students "not having a full command of the English language" will no longer instruct undergraduates starting this fall.Students responded positively to Shapiro's statement yesterday.
The University's recent decision to limit access to the Debasement Bar to Graduate College residents and their guests has elicited a range of reactions ? from apathy to rage.Following the resignation Wednesday of both D-Bar student managers, many graduate students said yesterday that they are hoping the administration will respond to complaints about the new policy and ease the restrictions.They cited a variety of reasons for objecting to the limitations, ranging from fear of social isolation to the simple desire for an inexpensive, convenient place to relax.Some graduate students said they were concerned that restricting access to the D-Bar would limit their social options.
The University's computer science department has received one of seven grants from the Intel Corporation providing money and new Intel Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA) hardware to develop networking software, according to Jen Daughetee, public relations manager for Intel Network Communications.Computer science professor Larry Peterson's "extensible router" project ? which aims to build an Internet router that uses commercially-available components ? will benefit from the grant, which was awarded last week.
Members of the Princeton community joined the Borough Council at its meeting Tuesday night to watch the Garden Cinema morph into a shiny, new multiplex.The digital transformation was part of a presentation titled "Envisioning Downtown Princeton" given by Rutgers University urban planning professor Anton Nelessen.The display showed results from a survey conducted in December gauging how residents and business owners have responded to images of visual alterations in downtown Princeton.While the Council is now discussing the parking crunch expected to result from upcoming building projects, the survey aimed to produce an overall picture of the future of Princeton's business district."Nothing is an individual action in the context of a city," Nelessen said.
University molecular biology professor Joe Tsien and a team of researchers recently discovered evidence that may disprove the theory that genetically-induced memory and learning deficits are irreversible.The researchers' findings ? which came from a series of experiments using mice ? show that enriched environments may help the brain to learn and perform more efficiently, even when a person has a gene defect that impairs learning, Tsien said.Tsien and colleagues used mice with memory gene mutations to determine if the animals' ability to learn could be improved.
Both student managers of the graduate school's Debasement Bar ? also known as the D-Bar ? resigned yesterday, in response to a University policy that will prohibit non-residents of the Graduate College from entering unless accompanied by a resident."I'm pretty much fed up," said Amlan Majumdar GS, who was one of the D-Bar managers ? known as "bar czars" ? who resigned.