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Among friends, Muslims explore their beliefs

It was the cookies that first caught the attention of Aliya Shariff '01.But it was the people who were delivering the cookies ? members of the Muslim Student Association going door-to-door to welcome Muslim freshmen to Princeton ? that convinced Shariff to give the University's Islamic community a try."I figured I would just go to the first meeting because the people were very nice, accepting of differences and welcoming," said Shariff, who is, two years later, president of the group.

NEWS | 02/20/2000

Town considers construction in Institute Woods

Part of the Institute for Advanced Study Woods may soon become home to two soccer fields if the Princeton Recreation Department's application is approved by the state Historic Sites Council.The recreation department has proposed constructing two fields and a parking area on about 4.8 acres of the 590-acre Institute Woods property near the intersection of Quaker and Mercer roads in Princeton Township, Township Attorney Edwin Schmierer said yesterday.As part of a 1992 settlement agreement, the Institute leased the 4.8-acre site to the Township for the soccer fields.

NEWS | 02/20/2000


Guest Column

I was an undergraduate at Brown University from 1989 to1993. One of my most memorable experiences as a Brown student was designing and conducting a Group Independent Study Project on classical Indian dance.

NEWS | 02/20/2000

No blue food, but a talented touch for enlivening Princeton's cafeteria cuisine

In the midst of oversized refrigerators, towering shelves of spices and trays of raw ingredients, the edible creations of University catering chef Larry Frazer are born.An accomplished artist in his field, Frazer oversees food production for the Graduate College, designs his culinary masterpieces and paints his plates with exotic sauces while following one basic rule: no blue-colored foods."People don't like blue food," he noted, adding that he is not sure of the reason for this peculiar color bias.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Q&A: Julia Beaver

Julia Beaver is the junior No. 1 for the women's squash team. She recently sat down with staff writer Sara Conrath.'Prince': How has it felt the past two years winning the national championship?

SPORTS | 02/17/2000

Proposed health ordinance could filter out smoking in eating clubs

The public smoking ban recently proposed by the Princeton Regional Health Commission will extend to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs, according to Bill Hinshillwood, the commission's health officer."I don't know all the details of what the setups are at the eating clubs, but I would assume the dining rooms would be considered a public place," he said.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

From SAT mediocrity to the White House?

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley '65 graduated from the University magna cum laude, went on to become a Rhodes Scholar and was arguably the greatest basketball player ever in the Ivy League.But had he been applying for the Class of 2004, he probably would not have been greeted by Dean Hargadon with a letter exclaiming YES!Bradley scored a less-than-stellar 485 on the verbal SAT, according to an article by Geoff Kabaservice, a history professor at Yale.The article, posted online at Microsoft Network's Website Slate refers to a personal letter from former Princeton admissions director E.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Penn, Wisconsin drop out of Fair Labor Association Association

Anti-sweatshop activists at universities nationwide scored limited victories this week when the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin at Madison announced they were withdrawing from the Fair Labor Association, a White House-backed labor monitoring organization.But so far, activists at Penn and Wisconsin have failed to achieve their main goal ? to get their schools to sign on to the Workers Rights Consortium, a monitoring group that some anti-sweatshop protesters view as more stringent than the FLA.Meanwhile, Princeton's anti-sweatshop activists are continuing their campaign to convince the University to join the WRC."The WRC is there to publicize the most information possible," said Brian White '00, a member of Students for Progressive Education and Action.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

Over e-mail, we can be anyone we want, even our best friend

This entirely true story starts out funny then ends up tragic. It's like a class where you go to the first lecture and laugh at the professor showing slides of some famous scientific calamity (a volcano spurting magma on villagers with Loony Toons T-shirts), or the Grand Canyon (the professor's family vacation). Then after missing most of the lectures, you take the final, and you fail (which in Princeton means you get a B, "ruining" your GPA). Now the story.Across the hall from me live two chaps whose roommate, Bob, spent fall semester in Spain.

NEWS | 02/17/2000