When Sally Frank '80 attended the University during the late 1970s, she joined student activists who fought against everything from South African apartheid to the absence of locks on women's bathrooms in the dorms.
It was the kind of thing featured on one of those inspirational posters. Senior defender Darren Yopyk had just scored a goal for the men's hockey team, piercing a crowd of players in front of Harvard goalkeeper J.R.
Many of the debates that currently have the University's attention ? from the determination of the proper roles of the Frist Campus Center and the eating clubs to the Wythes proposal to expand class size ? are rooted in an important issue that is seldom discussed with candor at Princeton: race relations.While plays, discussions and workshops on diversity are a staple of freshman orientation here, once students congeal into closely-knit social groups, most forms of cross-cultural and multiethnic discourse are thrown aside as quickly as those smelly OA hiking boots.
For the first time since his committee released its report, Paul Wythes '55 spent the weekend visiting the campus he believes should house 500 more students.He met with some of the University's leaders, including members of the Alumni Council Executive Committee, the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and the USG.Before returning home yesterday morning, Wythes ? who is a founding general partner of Sutter Hill Ventures, a venture-capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif.
It took the Agape Christian Fellowship six years to get the name its members wanted."We had gotten feedback that there was a problem with the name," said Carrie Guyton '00, the group's vice president, explaining why the evangelical group formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ elected to switch its name last year.
The Chancellor Green rotunda has become a source of controversy this winter, as many students responded with outrage to the University's decision ? made without soliciting undergraduate student input ? to convert the popular cafe to academic space.Student leaders reacted with surprise and dismay in a Dec.
The public smoking ban recently proposed by the Princeton Regional Health Commission will extend to the Prospect Avenue eating clubs, according to Bill Hinschillwood, 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.
The busiest week on Prospect Avenue ended Feb. 5 with 932 students ? more than 80 percent of the sophomore class ? joining eating clubs through Bicker and sign-ins, according to ICC Advisor Marty Crotty '98.Ivy Club had the highest selectivity rate, accepting only 64 of the 145 students who bickered.