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The Daily Princetonian

In Character

Minus the pink bodysuit and hairnet he donned as Jesus Quintana in the 1998 hit film "The Big Lebowski," John Turturro is thoughtful and self-composed.Turturro arrived at Princeton yesterday clad conservatively in a black sweater and white button-down shirt, hardly looking like a man who can bring to life violent gangsters and wildly crude bowlers.

NEWS | 04/06/2000

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Taking after my father

I fear I have my father's disease.My father recently was diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes, which means that he'll drip blood into a glucose counter every morning until he dies.

NEWS | 04/05/2000

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Between chaos and tyranny: A journalist defends human rights

It pains Michael Ignatieff to see human rights under siege from multiple directions.And the earnest journalist ? whose angular face grows animated when he speaks of his cherished principles of freedom and individual liberty ? is determined to defend them using history as his weapon.The intellectual crusader ? whose studious mannerisms belie a fierce passion for human rights ? addressed a wide range of issues pertaining to the subject in McCosh 50 yesterday and in an exclusive interview following the talk.

NEWS | 04/05/2000

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Davis scholarships offer new source of aid to foreign students

Foreign students at the University will soon have access to another source of much-needed financial aid, according to Director of Communications Justin Harmon '78.The Davis World College Scholars program ? sponsored by Shelby Davis '58 and his family ? will provide funds to foreign students attending Princeton who are graduates of any one of the United World Colleges, a group of 10 preparatory schools located in Asia, Europe and North America.The scholarships ? which will be available for the upcoming academic year ? will help cover tuition and other expenses, Harmon said.According to Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid Don Betterton, the scholarships will function like other University sources of aid in that they will be awarded based on family need.

NEWS | 04/05/2000

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Students question decision to discontinue Swahili course

When a group of students approached Associate Dean of the College Hank Dobin last spring to propose a course in Swahili, no one expected it would spark controversy between students and administrators.But when Dasheeda Dawson '00 found out that the student-initiated seminar ? offered for the first time this year through the African-American studies program ? would not be offered next year, she decided to make her and several of her peers' agitation clear to the administration.Dawson sent an e-mail to Dobin and President Shapiro expressing her concern over what she said was "a disgrace to the school's reputation." In her e-mail, Dawson argued that a lack of recognition for minorities exists at the University."Is it that the administration is saying that there is no room for an African language course?" she asked.

NEWS | 04/05/2000

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Sen. Max Baucus initiates fund to offer students D.C. internships

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., recently announced the creation of the Sean-Michael Miles Memorial Conservation Fellowship to honor the memory of the University student who died in a car accident in his hometown of Bozeman, Mont., last year.Though the details of the fellowship have not yet been finalized, the program will host one college student or recent graduate for three months each year in Baucus' Washington D.C.

NEWS | 04/04/2000

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Famous alumni examined future careers in senior theses

When seniors hand in their theses this month, they will become part of a tradition that dates back 75 years and will join thousands of alumni who have shared their struggles and accomplishments.During the past three-quarters of a century, many students ? who would later become famous actors, powerful politicians and business moguls ? have passed through FitzRandolph Gate.

NEWS | 04/04/2000