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Men's basketball wraps up its third consecutive Ivy title

NEW YORK ? Some nights, Bill Carmody walks off the court looking like a man on his way to a job interview ? head up, hair in place, necktie neatly knotted.But there are other nights when it seems Carmody, the head coach of the men's basketball team, has just suffered through a horrible day at the office ? voice hoarse, hair disheveled, necktie loosened.Following Friday night's game against Columbia in New York, it was the haggard Carmody that talked his way through the post-game press conference, his voice barely audible as he fielded questions about Princeton's hard-fought 51-37 win over the Lions.

SPORTS | 03/01/1998

Winfrey to record show at University

Buoyed by her win yesterday against Texas beef companies in a "veggie libel" suit, talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey is coming to campus this weekend to tape portions of an upcoming show featuring author and creative writing professor Toni Morrison.Winfrey will host a taped discussion on Morrison's new book, "Paradise," with the 1993 Nobel Prizewinning author and 20 preselected viewers, said Audrey Pass, a spokeswoman for The Oprah Winfrey Show.The discussion will air as part of Winfrey's March 6 show, which will be televised live from Chicago, Pass added. Private tapingThe Princeton taping will not be open to the public, and officials refused to disclose where on campus or when this weekend it will take place."We don't want people to show up to the event," Pass said.

NEWS | 02/26/1998

Letters to the Editor

Ratings justifiedI am disturbed by the 164 law school deans who, in a letter to me and all law school applicants this year, claimed that "law school rankings may be hazardous to (my) health." Despite the warm-fuzziness of this egalitarian plea, I find their position perplexing.First of all, how is it that U.S.

OPINION | 02/26/1998

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Men's lax to open season with No. 4 Johns Hopkins

In college football, it's Notre Dame-Michigan. In college basketball, it's North Carolina-UCLA. In college lacrosse, it's Princeton-Johns Hopkins.Two of the most storied programs in collegiate men's lacrosse square off tomorrow on historic Homewood Field in both schools' season opener.Princeton, the two-time defending national champions, enters the game with high expectations for the upcoming campaign, a No.

SPORTS | 02/26/1998

ITASA forum to celebrate Taiwanese-American roots

"This will probably be the biggest Asian invasion that this campus has seen in years," George Cheng '98, co-chair of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association, said of the ITASA annual conference to be held on campus this weekend.Audrey Jean '99, co-chair of ITASA, said that she expects over 300 students from at least 34 different colleges and universities from as far as Canada and California.The conference, entitled "Tai-wanese Eyes-American Visions," consists of a variety of workshops, speakers and performances open to all University students with PUID."The workshops are about our identity within the Asian spectrum and within American society as a whole," Jean said. Wide appealShe explained that many of the workshops are held concurrently and appeal to a wide variety of students.

NEWS | 02/26/1998

Giving a nod to Durham's 'Cameron Crazies'

Two basketball games, one night. In one arena, thousands of college students waved green construction-paper leaves, taunting an opposing team for their star's quitting over charges of marijuana use.At the other stadium, somewhere over a thousand collegians jumped up and down and yelled repeatedly that their opposition "sucks."Which crowd would you rather be a part of?The first, I say.Which crowd was Princeton's?The second, you know.Last Saturday night's Dartmouth game was probably my last time in the stands for a Princeton basketball game as an undergraduate.

OPINION | 02/26/1998

Missing manuscripts prompt curator to search Firestone

A pictorial manuscript from central Mexico has been misplaced from the Garrett Collection of indigenous manuscripts at Firestone Library, according to the collection's curator, Alfred Bush.The item was supposed to be included in the exhibition, "The Search for Latin America: Sources at Princeton," that recently opened in the library's main gallery, but it could not be found during the preparation of the exhibit.Peter Johnson, the exhibition's curator and bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal, said although there were many items in the University's collections to choose from, "when you can't find something, it's a cause of concern." MisplacedBush stressed that the manuscript is not missing from the library.

NEWS | 02/25/1998

Deconstructing Abercrombie!

Abercrombie and Fitch's new spring catalog makes you wonder if the clothier company famous for dressing college kids to look their prettiest isn't just a public relations firm hired by some national college frat consortium.The theme of this season's catalog, "On Spring Break, Looking for Love" is a dead giveaway.

NEWS | 02/25/1998

Revived Samaras returns to lead women's lax back to Final Four

Last year the women's lacrosse team lost its record holder for points and goals scored in a season.This year she's back.After taking a one-year leave of absence, junior midfielder Cristi Samaras has returned to Princeton with plans to help lead the Tigers to where they didn't go last year ? the NCAA Final Four."I feel strongly we're going to win the national championship," Samaras said.

SPORTS | 02/25/1998