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Class of '43 creates award for best neuroscience thesis

In the spirit of its ongoing "Excellence in Neuroscience at Princeton" initiative, the Class of 1943 has established an award to be given to a senior demonstrating exceptional work in that field.The Class of 1943 Senior Thesis Prize in Neuroscience will go to the senior whose thesis is judged by the Department of Psychology to be the best in that area of study, according to Barry Jacobs, psychology professor and director of the interdepartmental program in neuroscience.Fifty-fifth Reunion co-chair Ted Rockwell '43 said that his class is interested in helping Princeton's neuroscience program grow, noting that the University has no separate department devoted to the subject."Ending the 'Decade of the Brain,' Princeton ought to be leading the field," Rockwell said.The award will be given at commencement ceremonies each year.

NEWS | 02/15/1998

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Firestone exhibits Latin American artifacts

Pre-Columbian coins, 500-year-old letters from Christopher Columbus and 17th century maps of Latin American expansion are currently on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library.The exhibition, "The Search for Latin America: Sources at Princeton," compiles the University's resources on Latin America with a journey through a thousand years of Latin American history.

NEWS | 02/15/1998

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Varsity athletes sell orange T-shirts to inspire student basketball fans

Cameron Crazies, eat your heart out. Here comes the Jadwin Jungle.A new plan by the Varsity Student Athlete Advisory Committee hopes to clothe everyone in the student section at men's basketball home games in orange ? something akin to the rabid blue-clad student section at Duke University basketball games.Starting at tonight's game against Brown at Jadwin Gym, members of the VSAAC will be selling bright orange T-shirts to students.

NEWS | 02/12/1998

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USG restores funds to Projects Board

Only days after the USG cut nearly $6,000 from the Projects Board spring budget, USG president David Ascher '99 announced last night that a revised budget reinstating full funding will be presented to the student government senate this Sunday.Conceding that his administration had made a "mistake" by basing the Projects Board's allocation on an incorrect figure in a draft budget from a previous year, Ascher said he remains "extremely committed to student organizations."Amid dissent from current and former USG officials, last Sunday the senate approved a $20,000 budget for the Projects Board.

NEWS | 02/12/1998

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Class of 1969 fund allows for paid summer internships

Those undergraduates and graduates interested in performing community service this summer need look no further than the Class of 1969 for financial and organizational support.Available internships arranged through the Class of 1969 Community Service Fund include reporting on issues of public accountability at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., and assisting refugees at sites around the world in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee.The internships pay $280 a week for a ten week period, according to Jim Gregoire '69, the fund's chairman.

NEWS | 02/11/1998

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Room draw to include Scully Hall; dorm to feature private bathrooms

Starting next fall, upperclassmen may not have to trudge down three flights of stairs just to go to the bathroom.In room draw '98, upperclass students will have the option of living in the new $23 million dormitory Scully Hall, which boasts connecting singles and doubles with private baths ? a perk limited to only a few dorms on campus.Scheduled to open in fall 1998, Scully expects to hold 163 upperclass students in the sections constructed by that time.

NEWS | 02/11/1998

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USG votes for $5,000 cut from Projects Board budget

A 20 percent cut in USG Projects Board funding has raised ire among USG members and ignited a debate on the disclosure of USG budgets.While the USG senate approved the spring 1998 budget on Sunday night ? including a $20,000 allotment for the Projects Board ? USG members questioned the Projects Board funding prior to the budget vote.Although USG treasurer Luis Guzman '99 said he based this semester's budget on last spring's, the spring '97 budget actually granted $25,000 to the Projects Board.Guzman said this spring an additional $9,000 will be granted to the Projects Board at the end of the semester from the four classes, making the total funding $29,000.

NEWS | 02/10/1998