The April showers couldn't keep them away. More than 200 people gathered to participate in the Affirmative Action Speak-Out held in Firestone Plaza yesterday.
While many sophomores must resign themselves to the cold reality of an indefinitely postponed Nude Olympics, at least the Department of Grounds and Building Maintenance officials can enjoy a sizeable budget surplus thanks to this winter's warm weather.According to Grounds and Building Maintenance Grounds Manager James Consolloy, maintenance personnel typically spends much of the winter season plowing snow and repairing damage caused to University facilities by cold weather.Consolloy explained that a normal amount of snow during the course of a winter costs the University approximately $180,000.
God Street Wine ? the band that will grace Dillon Gym's makeshift stage to open for the Bosstones at the Spring Concert ? landed the big rotten tomato last year at Harvard University's Springfest.Or maybe it was the Harvard students who were rotten.In an editorial on Feb.
When three engineering students decided to travel to Houston for a "micro-gravity" experiment, they thought their experience would be strictly scientific.However, when Isaac Boxx '99, Michael Sachinis '98 and Alan Mattamana '99 stepped onto NASA's KC-135A airplane, they discovered what it would feel like to be in outer space."I've sky dived and nothing can match near-zero gravity," Mattamana said.The students travelled to Houston March 23-24 after NASA accepted a proposal submitted by Boxx to solve the problem of mist buildup on space-bound telescopes.However, the students wound up with a lesson in biology, as well.The zero-gravity plane achieved 40 jumps ? or "parabolas" ? that tested the students' stomachs.
Before participants in the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month discussed the more serious issues of the coming weeks, organizer Rebecca Choi '00 encouraged them to address culinary topics at the event's kickoff dinner last night in the Third World Center."Enjoy the richest part of Asian-American culture ? our food," Choi said.Last night's dinner marked the beginning of "APAHM," a national celebratory month to commemorate the achievements of Asian Americans.
The opening of Scully Hall will be delayed until mid-October because of faulty structural planning, University officials said yesterday.
Princeton-area residents will soon be able to enjoy a convenient new method of wheeling about town.Beginning in late May, the Greater Mercer County Transportation Management Authority will station bicycles around the Borough for public use, according to TMA Executive Director Sandra Brillhart.The program, known as "freewheels," is intended "to reduce (traffic) congestion in and around the Borough of Princeton" and "to promote bicycling as an environmentally friendly means of local travel," Brillhart said.A total of approximately 50 bikes have been obtained through donations from the Borough Police and the University.According to Associate Director of Public Safety Chuck Nouvel, the University provided about 10 bicycles for the program.
According to USG election rules, a candidate would be heavily penalized for skipping the Candidates Forum without good reason.If the student body were running, it would be out of the race.The USG sponsored the Candidates Forum Monday night as part of the campaign process before this weekend's spring elections.
As president of an Ivy League university, Harold Shapiro GS '64 has a unique perspective when it comes to defining the nature and goals of a liberal arts education.
As the USG Projects Board approaches this semester's spending limit, USG members are becoming increasingly concerned with grants recommended by the Projects Board.At Sunday night's USG senate meeting, USG members voted to have the Projects Board reconsider proposed funding for a Native American Day.
With concerns growing that the face of the USG does not reflect the diversity of the University population, the student government stepped up efforts this election season to recruit candidates from international, minority and women's groups.Despite the increased efforts, the number of candidates from "underrepresented" groups running for U-Council and class office this spring is not significantly different from the number who ran in last year's election, according to USG vice president and elections chair Spencer Merriweather '00.Of the 38 candidates in last spring's campaign, 15 were either minorities or international students and 21 were women, Merriweather said.
The wait was wrenching.After hammering out its pool of 166 applicants last week, the Wilson School surprised 80 sophomores with congratulatory letters yesterday afternoon, a week earlier than expected.Will Carry '00 received the good news while he was getting lunch at Wilcox dining hall."I went to lunch today, and someone in the lunch line had their envelope and I saw it and ran up to the mailbox and ripped open that letter," Carry said."I was so excited I left the key in the mailbox," he added.This year's application bore a different look than ever before.
With the delay in criminal proceedings against Jason Brasno '98, the University is finding it more difficult to get information for its own disciplinary process, said Marianne Waterbury, assistant dean of student life ."With graduation looming, it is a bit of a problem," Waterbury said.
Reforming New Jersey's controversial property tax system is no easy task ? but professor David Bradford is now part of the process.The Woodrow Wilson School Professor of Economics and Public Affairs was recently appointed by Gov.
Back by popular demand, balloon artist Arnold Brownell returned to Nassau Street Saturday.Seated in front of Great Impressions Clothing Company, Brownell was busy creating multi-colored balloon figures for fans of all ages.
Forbes freshmen who are not sure whether to pursue a perfect tan or a more meritorious goal this summer may now have an incentive to work towards the latter.
Five months after Sandy Casiano and Harold Davila allegedly robbed a Nassau Street bank of more than $140,000, federal prosecutors are trying to negotiate a plea bargain with the pair."We're preparing as if this were going to trial, but we're hoping there's going to be a plea," said FBI Special Agent James Dougherty.Dougherty explained that it is customary for prosecutors to try to reach a plea bargain agreement before taking a case to trial.
An open house Friday provided the community with an opportunity to look at models and plans for the Frist Campus Center.