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Opening doorsThe remarks made by Boston University Director of Financial Aid Barbara Tornow accusing Princeton of trying to "buy" students with its new expanded financial aid policy are ridiculous.Ms. Tornow accuses Princeton of stealing lower and middle class students from Boston University and other similar institutions by making it possible for them to attend Princeton.

OPINION | 02/22/1998

Women's tennis duo wins Princeton invite title

Call them the dynamic duo.Women's tennis' doubles team of junior captain Kerry Patterson and sophomore Blair Farr stunned the top three seeds to win the Princeton Indoor Tennis Invitational in Jadwin Gym this weekend.The doubles victory highlighted an all-around solid showing for the Tigers in both singles and doubles action.Princeton's home tournament was an early-season meeting of 13 top eastern schools that the Tigers used as a tuneup for their Ivy League season.In addition to the weekend's individual competition, the Tigers (1-0) played well as a team Feb.

SPORTS | 02/22/1998

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Professors, residents assemble to protest possible Iraq bombing

More than 250 people carrying signs saying "If your enemy is hungry, feed him" and shouting "No more war and hate, it's time to negotiate," assembled in Palmer Square last night to voice their opposition to the use of military force in Iraq.During the interfaith candlelight vigil, 11 speakers, including Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies John Marks, addressed the protesters.

NEWS | 02/22/1998

Racial, religious minorities serve respective ethnic communities

Every Saturday afternoon, Rai Wilson '98 ventures beyond FitzRandolph Gate to another world. At the Clay Street Learning Center, a short walk down Witherspoon Street, Wilson tutors Tomai Young, an African-American 11-year-old, in the basics of reading, writing and math.As an African-American himself, Wilson said he has made a conscious decision to "find a place with black kids" and serve his own.Wilson is not the only one.

NEWS | 02/22/1998

Student group criticizes fan behavior at basketball games

Jon Garfunkel '98 could take the obscenities. He could take the catcalls. He could even take the incessant exhortations to "Sit down, you suck!"But when the student section behind the basket at the Princeton-Harvard basketball game was slapped with a technical foul for their raucous behavior on Friday, Garfunkel decided that something had to be done.The result was an ad hoc group, unofficially titled "Smart Fans," that encouraged students to clean up their act for the team's final home game Saturday night against Dartmouth.By putting up posters around campus, creating a Web page and simply urging people to show a little restraint, the group said it hoped to keep the team from getting penalized again for the fans' exuberance."People need to think for themselves, and not get sucked into mob mentality," Garfunkel said.

NEWS | 02/22/1998

Ascher turns to long-term goals; USG to focus on town issues, finals

If USG president David Ascher '99 thought his first three weeks in office were hectic, then he had better not glance at his own longterm agenda.After responding to the administration's report on grade inflation, ensuring the USG Web calendar is running smoothly and rectifying a mistake in the USG budget that would have meant lower grants to student groups, Ascher said he hopes to settle down and attack the campus problems and policies he intended to address when elected."We spend a lot of time working on issues that won't affect current students," Ascher said.

NEWS | 02/19/1998

Men's hockey faces crucial ECAC games despite injuries

When the final weeks of a season roll around, every team hopes to be firing on all cylinders going into the postseason.With just six games left before the Eastern College Athletic Conference playoffs begin, the men's hockey team is missing a few cylinders.Princeton (12-7-4 overall, 6-7-3 ECAC) will limp ? both literally and figuratively ? to upstate New York this weekend.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998

Grade Adventure

In response to a University report on grade inflation over the last 24 years, a front-page article in The New York Times Wednesday entitled "Just Because the Grades Are Up, Are Princeton Students Smarter?" portrayed Princeton as a glorified summer camp where a 4.0 GPA is the norm.The article did not offer an accurate picture of academic life at the University.

OPINION | 02/19/1998

Trinity no match for women's squash

Less than a week after winning the Howe Cup, the women's squash team (12-0 overall, 8-0 Ivy League) was back in action yesterday, definitively defeating Trinity College, 9-0, and proving it deserved its newly acquired title of national champions.In the match, the team only dropped two of 32 games, and the top seven players won their respective matches three games to none.The most lopsided match of the day featured sophomore No.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998

Surging men's squash looks to take home national title

If momentum counts for anything in sports, men's squash may have a good chance to come away with a national title this weekend.The Tigers, who host the 37-team Intercollegiate Squash Association team tournament today through Sunday at Jadwin and Dillon Gyms, will seek to translate the momentum they have gained over the last three weeks into a storybook ending to what once seemed like a lost season.Princeton (11-1 overall, 5-1 Ivy) comes off its biggest win of the season to date, a close 5-4 contest over previously unbeaten Trinity Tuesday that propelled the Tigers to a three-way tie in the regular season standings.Ultimately, a tiebreaker based on the number of individual match wins each school had against the other two awarded the regular season crown to Trinity, placing Princeton third behind Harvard.

SPORTS | 02/19/1998