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Men's lax undergoes adjustments in faceoff specialists, midfielders

Following the men's lacrosse team's 9-7 loss to Virginia March 7, head coach Bill Tierney spoke of a forthcoming "rededication of Princeton lacrosse." Considering that the Virginia game was the Tigers' first loss in almost two years, there was no need for Princeton to undergo a complete overhaul.Tierney, however, sensed that certain changes needed to be made, and his major adjustment involved the faceoff specialists.

SPORTS | 03/24/1998

Track competes at outdoor competitions over vacation

After a successful indoor season in which both the men's and women's track and field teams won the Heptagonal Championships ? a feat last accomplished in 1981 ? the Tigers hope to produce similar results this spring.In order to prepare for the Ivy League outdoor season, Princeton traveled down to Florida International University in Miami this past weekend for the Adidas Invitational.The trip was the Tigers' first outdoor track and field competition of the season, and individuals fared well.The women took four first places and eight second places, while the men also had four top finishes and two seconds.In the 1,500 meters, junior Betsy Packard and sophomore Sarah Hendricks finished first and second, respectively, and sophomore Karen O'Neil ran the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 49.52 seconds, good for second place. In the airIn the field events, sophomore Shawneequa Callier topped her competition with a leap of 1.78 meters in the high jump, while junior Cecily Wilson triumphed in the long jump with classmate Aiyanna Burton right behind.On the men's side, several All-Ivy selections from the indoor season surfaced in the Florida sun looking up to form.Junior Justin Niedzialek finished second in the 5,000 with a time of 15:08.90, while sophomore Mich-ael Spence managed a fourth-place finish in the same event.Junior Dan Shimooka captured the top spot in the pole vault and junior Royce Reed was the top finisher in the javelin throw.

SPORTS | 03/24/1998

Slowly but surely

Students can take one big, collective sigh of relief. The initial storm of the grade inflation debate has passed and it appears that the University will not, after all, rush headfirst into a sweeping inditement of its current grading system.

OPINION | 03/24/1998

Neil Rolnick kicks off new media lecture series with talk on music

To most casual listeners, computer-generated music may not measure up to PST.To Neil Rolnick, however, using technology to compose music is just like "using any other kind of instrument."Rolnick, who is chair of the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, spoke to an audience of about 30 yesterday on how he uses computers and other technology to compose music.His speech was the first in the "Series in New Media," a lecture series that will explore areas in which technology and arts interact, said professor of electrical engineering Wayne Wolf, who is sponsoring the talks.Rolnick spoke about several pieces that he composed using either computers or other technology.

NEWS | 03/23/1998

Men's tennis adjusting to outdoors

After five long months of winter, the men's tennis team emerged from its hibernation deep inside Jadwin Gym to once again return outdoors.Over spring break the Tigers travelled to someplace warm ? sunny California ? to escape the wintertime blues.The trip was not meant for relaxation.

SPORTS | 03/23/1998

Grad Student Suit

Former graduate student Jim Connell is suing the University for 60 counts ranging from personal injury to criminal negligence, citing several years of ignored complaints regarding his residential housing and laboratory conditions while studying neuropsychology, he said yesterday.Among other grievances, Connell accused the University of providing "living quarters which were dangerous, flooded and moldy," causing him to develop a dangerous lung condition called aspergillosis, according to the complaint he filed last year.

NEWS | 03/23/1998