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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

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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

The Daily Princetonian

Graduate Students, Employees or Both?

Jeremy Billetdeaux goes to work five days a week. As a part-time instructor at Yale University, he watches students enter his French class unable to string multiple words together, and leave reading novels, writing essays and commenting on movies.He spends time outside of class, talking with them in his office or over coffee, analyzing their papers and generating grades.

NEWS | 04/02/2000

The Daily Princetonian

University seeks to expand prox functions with 'smart card'

Since last spring's proposal on possibly implementing "smart cards" ? a system in which one card would serve as a prox, ID, copy card, bank card and credit card ? the University has been moving cautiously toward a "one-card technology," according to Associate Treasurer John Yuncza.Though the debut of the new cards was originally planned for this fall, Yuncza said the pace of transition has been reduced to ensure that "the cards have the potential to deliver services to the University that are broad-based and state of the art."The current University prox and ID cards have magnetic strips that allow students to charge food and other selected items to their student accounts."Card technology has been identified as having potential for Princeton," Yuncza said.

NEWS | 03/30/2000

The Daily Princetonian

Let them eat cake

While there is nothing like Mom's chocolate-chip cookies, members of the University's newly revived baking club are connoisseurs when it comes to creating delicious treats that satisfy any sweet tooth.

NEWS | 03/30/2000