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Construction begins for terrace, new entries to Prospect Gardens

Students accustomed to walking through Prospect Gardens on their way to classes or the 'Street' have had to alter their course this week in response to construction work.According to Jim Consolloy, head of grounds maintenance, a bluestone terrace, which will be part of the walkway systems leading to the new campus center, is being installed behind Prospect House.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

Surveys indicate infrequent sex on campus

Sex kills. Come to Princeton and live forever," reads the T-shirt.While the lack of sex on campus has often been the source of humorous speculation, the results of a campus-wide 'Prince' survey suggest that the T-shirt's message may be closer to fact than fiction.The survey, conducted at residential college dining halls, coops and eating clubs (except Tiger Inn, which refused to participate), asked students a range of questions about sexual behavior and relationships.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

Earth Week begins as students initiate series of activities

Earth Week debuts today, and environmentally active students hope to show that recycling and clean-water campaigns should rustle the flag-flying on top of Nassau Hall."We're very ambitious, and this is far more than what we did last year," said event coordinator Mike Wendschuh '99.This is the second consecutive year University students have collaborated to usher in Earth Day, April 22, the worldwide celebration of environmental awareness.The Earth Day celebration will take place throughout campus, with activities in Firestone Plaza, Poe Field and even the 'Street.' Because student participation in past years has been low, organizers have made this year's events more appealing. Encourage student turnout"For student organizations to do anything for the environment is virtually impossible so we don't get very good turnouts," Wendschuh said.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

Lake speaks about globalization, problems facing new democracies

A year ago, Anthony Lake GS 69, 74 stood before a University audience as a man muzzled by his pending nomination to be Director of the CIA.Yesterday, Lake showed he does have plenty to say, though he conceded at the outset of his remarks that what he says "doesn't mean very much anymore."Lake, who served as National Security Advisor during President Clinton's first term, left the government last year after withdrawing his name from consideration for the CIA job when it became clear the Senate would not approve his nomination.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

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Faculty salaries increase by 4.7 percent during past year

If the spring in your professor's step is a little livelier than usual these days, don't assume it's because of the remarkably high quality of that last batch of papers.Rather, the 3.4-percent increase in faculty salaries nationwide may have a little more to do with it.The increase is detailed by the American Association of University Professors in a report that this year has been titled "Doing Better" ? a reference to a jump in salaries that is double the rate of inflation. Above AverageAt Princeton, salaries bested even the national average.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

Men's tennis beats Army for sixth win in row

There's no place like home, at least for the men's tennis team.Entering yesterday's match with Army, Princeton's last home loss was March 7 against Penn State.By winning five of six singles matches, the Tigers (10-6 overall, 5-1 Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association) won their sixth consecutive match, downing the Black Knights yesterday, 6-1, at Lenz Tennis Center.

SPORTS | 04/14/1998

All-Ivy in football, Whaling also quietly excels for men's lacrosse

Senior midfielder Mark Whaling has already won four Ivy League championships in his career at Princeton and will win a fifth if the men's lacrosse team can sweep its remaining three league contests.And no, Whaling is not violating any NCAA rules.While most members of the lacrosse team play fall ball and develop team chemistry throughout the autumn months, Whaling is chasing quarterbacks and batting down passes.

SPORTS | 04/14/1998

Guggenheim foundation awards grants to six University professors

Six University professors were among the 168 recipients of fellowship awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Professors Scott Burnham, Demetrios Christodoulou, Hal Foster, Abdellah Hammoudi, Kenneth Rogoff and Salvatore Torguato have been named Guggenheim Fellows in the foundation's 74th annual competition.The foundation selects advanced professionals in all fields of study, excluding the performing arts, to receive funding as Guggenheim Fellows.

NEWS | 04/14/1998

Women's crew bests Big Red, Harvard in showdown

High hopes and lofty goals are often difficult to live up to, but in the case of Princeton women's crew, all of its preseason expectations seem well within reach.Travelling to Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday for an important Ivy League regatta, both the lightweight and open teams performed exceptionally well, capturing important victories over Cornell and Radcliffe.The open crew entered the race with strong momentum from last week's victory over Rutgers on Lake Carnegie, and used it to its advantage against both the Big Red and the Crimson.The first varsity eight (2-1) bested both rival opponents, turning in a time of seven minutes, 6.5 seconds to 7:12.5 for Radcliffe and 7:27.0 for Cornell. Strong finishAfter jumping out to a slight lead in the first 500 meters of the course, Princeton began to pull away as the race wore on, finishing with a commanding six-second victory.Three out of the remaining four Tiger boats won with equal ease, as only the first novice eight stumbled, losing to Radcliffe 6:48.5 to 6:55.6.Despite the disappointment of not sweeping the regatta, the results reveal much about the steady improvement of all five boats."We have made great strides already this season," said open head coach Lori Dauphiny.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

Bike theft vexes students, police; Public Safety intensifies efforts

Returning to the Graduate College late one September night, Sadanand Dhume GS locked the front wheel of his spanking new Schwinn bicycle to a nearby bench.It was the last time Dhume would ever see his bike, for the sight that greeted him when he awoke hours later was truly horrific."When I got there the next morning, all I could see was a wheel," Dhume said.

NEWS | 04/13/1998

The need for female self-defense

Some Thursdays, I just don't feel like fighting for my life. If it's been a long day, and I'm worn out, I don't want to scream, kick, bite ? or thrash on the ground with the 170-pound black woman sitting on my chest.Meet Shihan Linda Ranson, the fifth-degree black belt who teaches Women's Self-Defense at Dillon Gym this semester.

OPINION | 04/13/1998

Student-faculty relations

When the USG passed a resolution in February to create an organization mirroring the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing ? the Student Committee on Examinations and Standing ? it took a necessary step to marshal student opinions on academic matters that affect the entire undergraduate body.

OPINION | 04/13/1998

Women's track falls to Penn, tops Yale; Reed sets 400-meter record

A cursory glance at the final score reveals a blowout. But a closer look at Saturday's women's track and field tri-meet against Penn and Yale at Weaver Stadium shows encouraging results for Princeton in its first Ivy League competition of the spring season.Without senior Nicole Harrison, who was finishing her thesis, and unable to challenge the Quakers' bevy of field athletes, the Tigers placed second to Penn, 99-54.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998