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Men's golf tears up course, defeats tough Yale, Harvard

At age 58, Jack Nicklaus was able to use his extensive knowledge of Augusta National to shoot a surprising 68 Sunday, and finish sixth at the Masters, outdistancing the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie.For the men's golf team, the challenge also lay in conquering familiar terrain, as it faced off against Harvard and Yale at its home course, Springdale Golf Club, this weekend.Saturday, the Tigers called upon their wealth of experience to outpace the Elis by 11 strokes, 368-379.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

Exam committees to meet

The newly created student Committee on Examinations and Standing will meet with its faculty-run counterpart before the end of the school year, giving the student body a voice in academic matters.The provisions in the "Rules and Procedures of the Faculty of Princeton University" require the meeting, stating that "whenever the Undergraduate Student Government shall establish a committee parallel to a faculty committee, the parallel committees shall at least once a year meet in joint session."The faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing reviews student records and deals with "substantive issues affecting the entire student body," USG president David Ascher '99 said.USG academics chair Todd Rich '00 said the meeting between the student and faculty committees is important because it marks "the beginning of a formalized forum for student input to be taken into consideration" in academic matters."I think it is a very positive step we are taking," he added.Ascher shared the optimism, noting that the USG has been requesting student participation on the committee for the past three years.When the student committee was established earlier this year, Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel was hesitant to allow the student and faculty committees to meet, citing the sensitivity of most of the subject matter that the committee handles.There is "usually no business that is something other than what is related to student records," Malkiel said in a Feb.

NEWS | 04/13/1998

Heavy, lightweights row to victory for m. crew

Men's heavyweight crew dominated the competition the first two weeks of the young season. The first varsity boat defeated its opponents, Navy and Rutgers, by an average of 15 seconds.Saturday, Penn brought the Tigers back to reality.Competing in the nation's oldest intercollegiate cup race, the Childs Cup, on the Harlem River against Columbia and Penn, Princeton found itself eight seats behind Penn after the race's initial 500 meters.The Tigers (4-0 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) responded like the crew that went undefeated in the Ivy League last season, however, over the race's last 1500 meters, to claim their fifth consecutive cup.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

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Letters to the Editor

On taking depression seriouslyAfter reading two instances in the 'Prince' where people have referred to Prozac as a "happy pill" and depression as another case of the blues or of boredom with your life, of not thinking enough, of thinking too much, I felt that I had to try and at least clear up some of these misconceptions.It's a source of endless frustration to me to see people treat clinical depression lightly: "Oh, just take some Prozac and you'll be fine." Clinical depression (a terrible label, actually, as it just sounds like an extended period of the blues) is not just an extended period of the blues.

OPINION | 04/13/1998

IRS allows Prospect Foundation to remain tax-exempt

As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, many Americans are beginning to worry about dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.For officers of Prospect Foundation, the eating clubs' primary fund-raising organization, their IRS worries may finally be over.According to Prospect Foundation chief legal counsel Robert Haines '61, an IRS audit that threatened to end the foundation's tax-exempt status is in the final stages of being resolved.Prospect Foundation, which is currently affiliated with all eating clubs except Charter Club and Tiger Inn, was founded in 1959 to facilitate tax-deductible donations from alumni to the eating clubs, said foundation treasurer Gordon Harrison '68.

NEWS | 04/12/1998

Baseball uses explosive offense to take three of four Ivy contests

With an offensive explosion and a little bit of luck, baseball continued to assert itself as an Ivy League contender.In its second weekend of Ivy play, Princeton (13-7 overall, 6-2 Ivy League) followed up last weekend's strong performances by again winning three of four games, splitting a doubleheader ? losing 11-10 and winning 13-9 ? at Brown Friday and sweeping Yale in New Haven, Conn., Saturday by scores of 5-3 and 19-0.The wins plant the team atop the four-team Gehrig Division, putting the Tigers in good shape as they prepare to face division rivals Columbia, Penn and Cornell in coming weeks.As important as winning, though, was the way the Tigers won.

SPORTS | 04/12/1998

Harkin duo to give '98 baccalaureate

Ruth Harkin will join her husband Senator Tom Harkin in this year's baccalaureate address, the University announced Friday.It will be the first time that two speakers will give the University's baccalaureate speech.When Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, learned that this year marked the 25th anniversary of Princeton's first coeducational graduating class, he extended the podium to include his wife.They will give a joint baccalaureate address Sunday, May 31 in celebration of the anniversary of full coeducation.Harkin "thought it would be nice for his wife to join him in the address," said Mary Caffrey, media relations officer in the University's communications office.The senator suggested the idea to President Shapiro who highly approved and welcomed the prospect of an additional speaker, Caffrey said.Once called the sermon, the baccalaureate address is one of the University's oldest traditions.

NEWS | 04/12/1998

Crain, Shtulman establish new Odyssey of Mind team

The regional receptions for incoming freshmen generally give future Princetonians a chance to get to know other members of their class prior to their arrival on campus.For Stacie Crain '01 and Andrew Shtulman '01, however, the reception led to the founding of a new student organization on campus.Shtulman and Crain are co-founders of Odyssey of the Mind, which Shtulman describes as "a creative problem solving competition.""I started in first grade and I've always done it," Crain said.

NEWS | 04/12/1998

Lax Whacks Crimson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? In both 1996 and 1997, the men's lacrosse team's game against Harvard pitted the last two undefeated teams in the Ivy League in a battle for league supremacy.Both times, Princeton won.Entering Saturday's showdown at Ohiri Field in Cambridge, Mass., between the No.

SPORTS | 04/12/1998

Ivy schools reveal admissions figures

With acceptance letters for the Class of 2002 sent, admission officials at other Ivy League schools say they are taking a wait-and-see approach in judging whether the financial-aid initiatives announced by Princeton and Yale universities this year will have an effect on matriculation rates.The two policies, which greatly expand aid for middleand lowerincome students, were announced after most students submitted their admission applications, but the plans have been well publicized in the months since.Lee Stetson, dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, said because the plans were not in place when this year's pool of applicants applied, any impact will likely be muted."Next year and the year after will be more indicative," he said.Dartmouth College's Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Karl Furstenberg agreed."I think that (the effect) will vary a lot from one institution to the next," Furstenberg said.

NEWS | 04/09/1998