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Faculty say enrollment expansion could help small departments, but hurt big ones

Some University professors are concerned that the Wythes committee's proposed 10 percent increase in the student body may lead to more work for faculty and a lower quality education for students.The committee believes that "the proposed increase in the number of undergraduates is expected to be roughly proportional to the increase in faculty size between now and the time by which the committee's proposal is fully implemented," according to a University statement on the Wythes report.But many members of the University's larger academic departments are concerned that their size and popularity will require a larger increase in faculty than the Wythes report calls for, economics professor Elizabeth Bogan said.History department chair Philip Nord said the proposed one-percent increase in faculty will not be sufficient for his department.

NEWS | 02/17/2000


Dartmouth professor alleges mass cheating

About 40 Dartmouth College students may be charged with cheating on a homework assignment in a computer science class taught by a visiting professor from North Carolina State University.Rex Dwyer ? who is teaching Dartmouth's computer science survey course, "The Concepts of Computing" ? announced to his class last Thursday that he believed students copied answers from an online answer key and used information given to them by teaching assistants to complete the assignment.Some students, whose names have not been released to Dartmouth's Judiciary Affairs Officer, allegedly downloaded the answer key from the course's Webpage ? on which Dwyer had forgotten to restore the security lock ? and then copied the key, Dwyer said in an interview yesterday."I imagine that, with so many people involved, it was not all done by individual speculation," he said, adding that he became suspicious that students had cheated after being notified by an anonymous source Feb.

NEWS | 02/17/2000

And then there were six: Scouting campus for another college site

In the wake of the Wythes committee's proposed 10-percent increase in the size of the undergraduate student body, officials said the University has sufficient space and resources to accommodate the construction of a sixth residential college.University Vice President and Secretary Thomas Wright '62 said after having "several presentations presented to them," the Wythes committee ? chaired by Paul Wythes '55 ? determined that a sixth residential college would be necessary if the University were to approve the 500-student increase.According to the Wythes Committee Report, the University campus "has sufficient capacity on the existing campus side of Lake Carnegie to accommodate the required additional dormitory space and a new residential college, and adding such facilities in these locations would enhance the scale and setting of the campus."Vice President for Facilities Kathleen Mulligan agreed.

NEWS | 02/16/2000

W. water polo tops Villanova

After losing a 3-1 halftime lead last night and facing a suddenly hot Villanova team, the freshman-laden women's water polo team could have folded.Princeton (1-0 overall, 0-0 Collegiate Water Polo Association) responded like veterans, however, and came back to score eight of the last nine goals to take a 12-5 victory at DeNunzio Pool.The Tigers came back from a 4-4 tie and dominated the second half, pulling away with a surge over a Wildcat team that looked lethargic in the latter stages of the game."It's good to have the first game out of the way," head coach Luis Nicolao said.

SPORTS | 02/16/2000

Commission considers public smoking ban

Local residents and business owners gathered Tuesday evening at Borough Hall to voice opinions on a proposal that would ban smoking in nearly all public buildings in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.The Princeton Regional Health Commission, which proposed the ordinance, heard arguments both in support of and in opposition to the ban.

NEWS | 02/16/2000

Ellis '01 founds school for Kenyan children in low-income community

Five hundred twenty children from Nairobi, Kenya ? who previosuly had little choice but to stay at home because their parents could not afford a formal education for them ? are now spending their days learning math, Swahili, English and music, thanks to Ann Ellis '01.Ellis spent this intersession in Kenya putting the final touches on her school for the children, which opened Jan.

NEWS | 02/16/2000