Any student who dreams of becoming a molecular biologist can major in molecular biology. Any student who dreams of becoming a policy analyst should be able to enter the Woodrow Wilson School.The Wilson School agrees, despite its rejection of 40 applicants this year.
By delaying its final decision on the proposed smoking ban until May, the Princeton Regional Health Commission gave us all some extra time to ponder the health hazards associated with secondhand smoke, the economic benefits associated with entrepreneurial free choice and finally, the appropriate bounds of local government.Perhaps more importantly, the delay will give the commission time to figure out the smoking ban's legal consequences ? namely, the likelihood of the Borough and Township being sued successfully by local bars, restaurants and taverns, the establishments most directly impacted by the proposed ban.But even once the issue of liability is resolved, other questions will remain.
Last year, before I'd ever eaten a meal at one of Princeton's dining halls, my OA leader informed my OA group that if dining hall food was ever to improve, a sophomore class ? despite the fact that it would be joining eating clubs ? would need to push for it.
Occasionally an issue surfaces that provides insight into how a country wants to see itself. Mandatory sentencing is that hot issue right now in Australia.Shortly before I arrived in Melbourne, a 15-year-old Aboriginal boy in the Northern Territory was sentenced to 28 days in jail for stealing a few dollars worth of goods.
It was the middle of Spring Break, maybe a Tuesday night, and we were lounging in my common room at 2 a.m., surfing through channels, trying to find something to distract us from the chilly Jersey weather and the eerily quiet Princeton campus.
Last year, when the board of trustees was crafting its alcohol initiative, it must have been working off the assumption that "more non-alcoholic events = less drinking = healthier students." Surprisingly enough, that equation doesn't hold true on the Princeton campus.Consider the Feb.