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Angell addresses ethics of clinical trials in Third World

For those who think physicians always place a higher priority on research, Dr. Marcia Angell, Executive Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, has another opinion."People are not guinea pigs," argued Angell in her speech in Dodds Auditorium last night, explaining that humans cannot be used as the means to an end, even if the end is a worthwhile one."Research must hold human welfare above the interest of society and science," she said.

NEWS | 04/06/1998

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International Festival features food, dancing

Dillon Gymnasium held the world yesterday.The University's 24th annual International Festival featured a flag ceremony and an address by President Shapiro as well as an array of ethnic merchandise from student groups and local shops."Our goal was to make Dillon Gym a place where anybody can express themselves by selling food, sharing information or performing," said Eleni Constantinou '00, the co-chair of the event and president of the International Students Association of Princeton."The aim is to have a Sunday where people can hear the music from outside and just come in and enjoy it," she said.Performing groups and artists graced the stage at the back of the gym, sharing part of their cultures with the audience. Cultural mix"We were really happy with the performances ? we had a really good mix," said Eckhart Richter '98, International Festival co-chair and president of the International Consortium.

NEWS | 04/05/1998

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Self-defense classes teach women physical, psychological strength

Though Sexual Violence Awareness Month comes around only once a year, the University offers self-defense classes on a regular basis.For the past nine years, self-defense instructor Linda Ransom has been offering semester-long classes to teach women how to defend themselves from sexual assailants."I think every female on this campus should at least, if not here, take some form of basic self-defense," Ransom said.

NEWS | 04/05/1998

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Pilfers to complete four-band schedule for Spring Concert

They may not end up stealing the show, but the Pilfers have been tapped to round out the four-band set for this year's Spring Concert.God Street Wine, Clowns for Progress and now the Pilfers will open a show headlined by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.The four improbably named bands will together make for a three-and-a-half hour concert."We thought that a package show was a great way to reach a broad spectrum of students," said USG president David Ascher '99.

NEWS | 04/05/1998

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Questionnaires play key role in freshmen housing decisions

For those of you who have wondered where your initial room preference forms went, read on.Did anyone ever read your carefully planned answers, or were you instead tossed together with three incompatible people?While no one will call freshmanyear assignments an exact science, those involved do pride themselves on their work."Many people thank me for the lifelong friends they've made (from their freshman-year roommates)," said Linda Mahler, Butler College Administrator.However, there is also another side that is not so rosy.

NEWS | 04/02/1998

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Federal prosecutor details role in bombing trial

Although the Wilson School seniors' end-of-thesis celebration in the fountain may have been Robertson Hall's most visible event yesterday afternoon, some people focused their attention on a speech by Justice Department attorney Beth Wilkinson '84 in Dodds Auditorium.In her talk, entitled "The Oklahoma City Bombing Trial," Wilkinson, Special Attorney to the United States Attorney General, reflected on her experience as a prosecutor in the case United States v.

NEWS | 04/02/1998

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Snowless winter frees resources, allows for building improvements

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.

NEWS | 04/01/1998