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Martin '89 takes helm after Harayda's short stint

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.

NEWS | 02/25/2000

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Future colleague, priceline.com COO Dan Schulman, stresses online business opportunities

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.

NEWS | 02/24/2000

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Students react to D-Bar restrictions

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.

NEWS | 02/24/2000

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Intel grants computer science department money, equipment

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.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

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Borough Council weighs development options for downtown

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.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

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Inherited learning deficiencies may be overcome, Tsien shows in study

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.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

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D-Bar managers quit over policy dispute

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.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

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Trainer Greenblatt exercises his talents as an actor and model

Students who have been flocking to the Stephens Fitness Center seeking a high-quality exercise regimen worthy of a celebrity now can work out with the help of one.Michael Greenblatt, a new Dillon Gym fitness supervisor, is a model and actor who has worked with soap opera star Susan Lucci and knows heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier.Previously a trainer at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., where he attended college, Greenblatt said his interest in acting began 10 years ago when he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune.""I didn't touch the wheel too much," he said.

NEWS | 02/23/2000

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Class of '95 establishes fund to foster student volunteerism

Beginning this year, the Class of 1995 will grant stipends of as much as $500 each to two undergraduate students to pursue public and community service opportunities during the summer.The Class of 1995 Summer Service Fund is intended to foster a life-long commitment to volunteerism in undergraduates, according to John Smith '95, the chief organizer of the effort."The purpose of this fund is to encourage students to dedicate a block of their lives to service and make that selflessness part of their professional aspirations," Smith said.

NEWS | 02/22/2000

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Borough police arrest professor on charges of trespassing, harassment

Physics professor Herman Verlinde was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal mischief, harassment and criminal trespassing after allegedly repeatedly knocking on the door of the apartment of a woman who refused to let him inside, police said yesterday."We received a call from a female who reported that someone was possibly trying to break into her apartment," said Borough Police Lt.

NEWS | 02/22/2000

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The Future of Finding Work

For many college upperclassmen, searching for a postgraduate job or summer internship while still trying to keep up with classes and other activities can be an exhausting and time-consuming process.This year, however, Princeton students have been saving time and effort by applying for jobs via the Web with the help of eRecruiting.com, an online recruiting management program.The software, which allows students to manage resumes and other documents and schedule on-campus interviews with employers, was installed for campus use last summer, according to director of career services Beverly Hamilton-Chandler."Princeton didn't have a Web-based system that allows students access to the job descriptions," she said.

NEWS | 02/22/2000