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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

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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

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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

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From physics to engineering to music, Soros Fellows excel

Luis Garcia '00 came to the United States with his family when he was seven years old. He knew little about the vast differences between his native Guatemala and the land he would soon call home, only that after a very long trip, he had arrived in a new place.Now Garcia will be attending graduate school in mechanical engineering at half the cost, thanks to his Guatemalan heritage and a career of achievement in engineering, math and science.Garcia and Tamar Friedmann GS, a second-year graduate student in the physics department, were each selected to receive prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.Thirty Soros Fellowships ? which provide a maintenance grant of $20,000 and one-half of the tuition cost of graduate study at any institution of higher education in the United States for two years ? are awarded each year to immigrants or children of immigrants to the United States, according to a statement issued by director of the Soros Fellowships Warren F.

NEWS | 03/29/2000

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Time after time, students lose track of the calendar

The other day at brunch, someone was talking about what she had decided to give up for Lent. When she left the table, I leaned over to one of the people I was eating with and said sheepishly, "This is going to sound really stupid but, when is Easter anyway?"When he didn't know, we posed the question to a few more people at the table and were met consistently with blank stares and shrugs.

NEWS | 03/29/2000

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Census officials will visit campus to count students

With the 2000 census underway, the U.S. Census Bureau has sent out forms to all American households, aired commercials urging people to respond and tried to account for every detail ? down to the last college student.To ensure that college students who live on campus are not overlooked, the bureau will be sending representatives this spring to every college in the nation to tally the students who live on campus, census bureau representative Carl Anthony Money said.According to Acting Registrar Joseph Greenberg, the census bureau has not yet contacted the University, but he expects that it will do so soon.College students represent something of a gray area between dependent children and independent adults.

NEWS | 03/29/2000

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Wisdom wooed

For psychology professor Marcia Johnson, articulating why she is leaving Princeton is no easy task.

NEWS | 03/29/2000

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Professor refurbishes telescope to investigate stellar mysteries

Since 1971, the telescope in FitzRandolph Observatory has seen little use. The equipment simply gathered dust, used by only the occasional amateur stargazer.But beginning last summer, a team of University students and faculty headed up by physics professor David Wilkinson began a massive effort to change the dilapidated telescope into a state-of-the-art instrument that could help bring mankind one step closer to contact with extraterrestrial life.Wilkinson's project was prompted by an experiment coordinated by Harvard University professor Paul Horowitz to detect and catalog unexplained polarized light pulses observed in the night sky.Horowitz and Wilkinson had first met years before when Horowitz was still a graduate student at Harvard.

NEWS | 03/29/2000

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For Princeton, A Money-Back Guarantee

John Little '80 was working on a project at the computer science building in the spring of 1977 when a 13-year-old boy took him across Olden Street to demonstrate the newest computer technology ? the Internet's predecessor, the Advanced Research Project Agency's Net, which is also known as the Arpanet.Dialing up on a primitive machine and using a simple modem, Little was amazed at their ability to access several government-run information resources.As soon as Little realized what he was seeing, he knew that the technology would some day change the world.

NEWS | 03/28/2000