CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ? For the men's lacrosse team, slowing things down has accelerated its ability to win.During Spring Break, Princeton exhibited an uncharacteristically impatient and sloppy offense in a 15-8 loss to Virginia on Mar.
With the help of the University's geosciences department and the National Science Foundation, 80 high schools are using hi-tech science equipment as part of a nationwide project to help students better understand earthquakes.Thanks to the Princeton Earth Physics Project ? started in 1993 by geosciences professors Robert Phinney and Guust Nolet ? high school students can collect seismic data and communicate with seismologists and students at other schools."The idea was that we would try to renovate the science curriculums in high school where teachers could collect real science information, and then be able to share and exchange this data with other schools across the country," Nolet said.Nolet said he and other scientists developed the program because they were concerned about the large gap that exists between high school and college science curricula. 'Surprised'"We were surprised that teachers in high schools were not keeping up with modern developments [in science]," Nolet said, referring to technical equipment and laboratory facilities.The National Science Foundation provided a $2-million grant for the first phase of the project.
While hundreds of colleges and universities across the country have decided to ban student use of Napster ? a music search engine that has received national media attention in recent months ? Princeton has taken a more liberal approach in dealing with the issue.According to a list published on the Website of the Students Against University Censorship ? a group that says it will "fight and lobby against the universities' decisions on banning Internet resources" ? 196 schools have blocked Napster from their networks.The University, however, has decided not to restrict use of the service.
As junior forward Shane Campbell won the faceoff and fired a shot past Clarkson goalie Karl Mattson to give the men's hockey team a 2-0 lead with three minutes, 30 seconds left in the first period, it looked as if the Golden Knights' streak was coming to an end.However, Clarkson, winner of 15 consecutive home playoff games, would not be stopped last weekend by the Tigers.
Students returning from Spring Break may need to empty their wallets to refill their gas tanks because the price of a gallon of gasoline has risen locally in the past few months from $1.25 to more than $1.70.The price of oil has been rising steadily for the past six months and is expected to continue to climb this summer.
Public Safety is conducting an investigation of four small fires set in the Forbes College Main Inn during the past month, according to Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser."We know it's vandalism ? someone walking past and lighting a flier or a poster," Weiser said.
For the last three years, the men's hockey team has won its first-round Eastern College Athletic Conference playoff series and made the trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., for the semifinals.To make it back for a fourth straight year, Princeton (10-14-4 overall, 8-9-4 ECAC) will have to break an even more impressive streak.Clarkson (15-14-3, 9-8-3), whom Princeton will face in the first round, has won its first-round series for the past 10 seasons and has appeared in the championship game for the last three of those.
Facing the harsh reality of an unbroken string of primary defeats and a mounting delegate deficit, Bill Bradley '65 threw in the towel yesterday in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and declared his support for Vice President Al Gore in his bid for the presidency.Speaking to supporters and the press in West Orange, N.J., yesterday, Bradley called for Democrats to unify behind Gore.