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Committee supports safe Bicker amid sexual harassment concerns

In an increased effort to ensure the safety and comfort of new and prospective eating club members at the 'Street' during Bicker and sign-ins week, the University's Standing Committee on the Status of Women endorsed a "commitment" to a "safe, healthy atmosphere in the eating clubs."Colleen Shanahan '98 led a subcommittee composed of female representatives from all the eating clubs that drafted the new commitment after the standing committee decided to "address women and eating clubs.""I know that the Dean of Student Life has handled several sexual harassment charges during bicker week," Shanahan said.

NEWS | 02/04/1998

University admits half of class early

Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon announced yesterday that the University offered admission to 555 of 1,637 early decision applicants for the Class of 2002."They all looked good to me," Hargadon said of the quality of the 33.9 percent of applicants who were accepted.Some of the 1,082 candidates not offered admission in the early decision process may still be accepted in the spring.

NEWS | 02/04/1998

T.I. Officers Leave Two Top Posts

Avoiding discussion of the potential for any disciplinary proceedings, Assistant Dean of Student Life Marianne Waterbury confirmed yesterday there have been "conversations" between her office and officers of eating clubs due to concerns raised over this week's Bicker.The conversations were sparked primarily by deans' worries over "excessive consumption of alcohol" among minors at the eating clubs, Waterbury said."If there are violations that come to our attention, we would follow up on them," she said.

NEWS | 02/04/1998

Letters to the Editor

On incomplete 'Street' coverageI am appalled at your poor coverage of Monday's decision by four clubs to hold "dry Bicker." This is the most interesting campus news since the Sovereign Bank robbery, and your reporter would have us believe that T.I.

OPINION | 02/04/1998

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All the president's women

I could write a solemn, factually accurate column in which I carefully explain why Bill Clinton has had almost nothing to do with the economy's recent strong performance and point out the numerous underpublicized foreign policy disasters he is responsible for and just in general say a lot of things that need to be said about a very disappointing presidency; but that doesn't sound like it would be much fun for anybody so instead I'm going to ridicule Bill's sex life.

OPINION | 02/04/1998

Letters to the Editor

On speaking out against CCC advertisementWe are writing in response to a full-page advertisement from the Campus Crusade for Christ, written by Margaret Bothner '98, which ran in the Friday, January16 issue of the 'Prince.' Starting from the premise that she need not "show what other religions or world views lack in order to illustrate why Christianity is so amazing," Ms. Bothner proceeds to describe what she considers some of the main and unique characteristics of Christianity.

OPINION | 02/03/1998

Concern for student issues marks Siegel's career as USG president

Ninety-seven files, 20 stenographer's notebooks, more than 1,200 email messages pertaining to USG business, dozens of University reports and strategic plans, and three-and-a-half years of public service: they form what outgoing USG president Jeff Siegel '98 calls "institutional memory."This knowledge of University policy ? past and present ? has allowed Siegel to develop strategies to enact his agenda in the past year.Siegel said he hopes his administration made changes that will be imprinted on the institutional memory of the campus for years to come.

NEWS | 02/03/1998

A Dose of Strong Coffee and the Chaos Theory

There is a verse from the Torah ? near the end of Numbers ? that my great-grandfather was fond of quoting whenever someone asked him why he didn't go to synagogue on Saturday mornings: "In any place that you remember me, I will come to you and bless you." He was a religious man, and he always devoted his Saturdays to prayer and study; but if he didn't have to leave his home ? which according to Jewish Law, he didn't ? then he stayed content within the walls of his apartment on Socrates St., Mexico City, Mexico, entirely oblivious to the goings on of the largest city in the world.I have always admired this: he lived simultaneously as a law unto himself and in strict accordance with another law ? Jewish law, which is not known for its flexibility.

OPINION | 02/03/1998