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Making the grade

Yesterday afternoon the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing presented a report to the Faculty-Student Course of Study Committee that examined trends in grade inflation at the University over the last 24 years.

OPINION | 02/10/1998

Co-ops see increased numbers of sophomores

Believe it or not, there is life beyond the 'Street.'While the majority of students were paying close attention to Bicker and sign-ins last week, a significant number of sophomores and juniors were setting their sights on coops.Though actual numbers vary considerably among the three coops ?Brown, Lockhart and 2 Dickinson ? most members said there is a growing interest in dining alternatives.Brown coop ? the only non-vegetarian coop ? had 40 students on its wait-list last Friday.

NEWS | 02/10/1998

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

Banks' adaptations discover Tinseltown 'Sweet' success

Once again, Princeton and Hollywood meet, but this time it will not be to provide the scenery behind Meryl Streep in her recent film "One True Thing" nor will the University be the butt of a joke as it was in "Animal House."Instead, armed with "Affliction" ? a novel by University creative writing professor Russell Banks ? and film star Nick Nolte, director Paul Schrader has crafted a celluloid version of Russell's book.

NEWS | 02/10/1998

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Athlete of the Week

The women's basketball game against league-leading Harvard Saturday was billed not as Princeton versus Harvard but rather as Princeton versus Allison Feaster.

SPORTS | 02/09/1998

Restaurant review honors Princeton eateries

Zagat's annual survey (www.zagat.com) of New Jersey restaurants recently named the best eateries in Princeton and ? surprise ? students probably will not be dining in any of the top three unless their parents come to town.Leading the pack of local restaurants are Lahiere's, Le Plumet Royal and Quilty's ? none of which offer meals within a price range that would be compatible with the average college student's limited budget.Charles Monaghan, a former food editor and restaurant reviewer at the Bergen County Record edited the New Jersey Zagat survey.Monaghan said he merely compiles the thousands of comments and ratings that pour in from amateur restaurant reviewers across the state, and added that he has dined in Princeton many times.He said he would advise students to head for Mexican Village, Theresa's Pizzetta Cafe and Triumph Brewing Co., restaurants that he said have a good "price to quality ratio."In contrast, an average dinner at Lahiere's, located on Witherspoon Street, runs between $40 and $50 per person, said David Wagner, the restaurant's general manager.

NEWS | 02/09/1998