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DEC contemplates new eating options

Members of Dial, Elm, Cannon Club may be making their own meals next year if the DEC Graduate Board accepts one of several new meal plan alternatives currently being discussed.According to DEC president Gretchen Hultman '99, DEC members are evaluating several eating programs for next year, including one possibility that would entail making DEC a coop in which members would make their own meals, thus eliminating the need for a full kitchen staff.These fiscal considerations come after DEC's low turnout during Snicker and sign-in period last month, yielding only 20 new members."We are trying to look into (eating) options that take into account our low club membership," Hultman said.According to Hultman, DEC members met Sunday evening to discuss a new club policy enacted Feb.

NEWS | 03/02/1998


Growth rate of endowment ranks tenth among wealthiest colleges

While the University's endowment increased by more than 10 percent in the last fiscal year, that growth rate placed last among the 10 largest college endowments in the United States.Growth rates of the top 10 endowments spanned from Emory University's 41.8-percent increase to Princeton's 10.6 percent, according to The New York Times, which based its data on a survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.The average growth rate for the 25 colleges and universities with endowments of $1 billion or more was 21.9 percent, about double Princeton's growth rate, the Times reported.Despite its low ranking, the University maintained the fourth largest endowment in the nation, totaling almost $5 billion.Conditions were ripe for investments last fiscal year.

NEWS | 03/02/1998

Big brother

Public Safety Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser was pleased last Sunday with the performance of the "Axis 200 Web Camera" ? currently filming the progress of the new football stadium's construction ? when the camera caught trespassers on the construction site.

OPINION | 03/02/1998

Season-ending game with rival Quakers still key for men's hoops

Although the men's basketball team has already clinched the Ivy League title and another trip to the NCAA tournament, tonight's regular-season finale against Penn at the Palestra is not without meaning.Tonight's game not only offers the Tigers the opportunity to beat Penn, it also gives the team another chance to add to its legitimate claim as one the best teams in school and Ivy League history.For one thing, the No.

SPORTS | 03/02/1998