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Engineers construct 'Innovation'

It often seems that the offices of campus publications are dominated by social science and humanities majors, with a notable absence of engineers and science concentrators.But several science majors and engineers are seeking to change that, carving a niche for themselves in the campus journalism community with a magazine dedicated to science and technology.Yorell Manon-Matos '00 noticed that the University lacked a science journal from the moment he arrived on campus as a freshman."I wanted to learn more about science, but there was nowhere to go," he said.

NEWS | 02/08/2000

Athletic Robins provides spark for ailing men's basketball Profile

The theme to this year's men's basketball season thus far has been injuries. The almost plague-like spread through the team has gutted the starting lineup, and head coach Bill Carmody has been forced to look for help from an unfamiliar place: the bench.And maybe somewhat surprisingly, the reserves have demonstrated that they can not only contribute minutes on the court, but points on the scoreboard as well."Everyone is working hard, and we're trying to just forget about the injuries because, like I told my players, 'I recruited you because I thought you could play, and now you're playing,' " Carmody said last week.Sophomore forward Ray Robins is one of the players making those injuries a little easier for the Tigers to deal with.Robins, a six-foot, seven inch forward from Paso Robles, California, literally erupted on the Princeton basketball scene Jan.

SPORTS | 02/08/2000

McCain's campaign finance reform nothing more than political rhetoric

As presidential candidate Bill Bradley '65's cerebral presidential campaign stumbles toward the South Carolina primary, lagging in polls behind Vice President Al Gore, expect political moderates around Princeton to begin rallying behind the next best alternative to the Class of '65's basketball star ? Republican anti-establishment candidate ? Sen.

OPINION | 02/08/2000

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Promises partially kept?

Four years after students occupied Nassau Hall to protest what they saw as a weak commitment to Asian-American and Latino studies, the University has fulfilled one of its chief promises to the protesters by hiring Grace Hong, a specialist in Asian-American studies.Hong taught in the English department at the University of California at San Diego, which she described as "quite different from Princeton.""I'm hoping to add some permanent courses, to think more in the long term," Hong said of her new position.

NEWS | 02/07/2000

M. swimming finishes 2nd at H-Y-Ps

Harvard is always the thorn in the side of the men's swim team. No matter how much Princeton strategizes and takes full advantage of the weak spots in the Crimson lineup, Harvard's talented swimmers just seem to be able to exploit their advantages more so than the Tigers.This was especially the case this past weekend at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet in Cambridge, Mass., where, despite strong early efforts by the Tiger squad, Harvard was able to rally and defeat Princeton by the score of 192.5 to 160.5, thereby clinching the Ivy League title.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

Wrestling drops three despite Clarke's undefeated weekend

Although the wrestling team got swept under the mats once again this weekend, freshman Joe Clarke pulled out a broom of his own, recording an undefeated 3-0 record in the team's losing efforts.For the Tigers, the weekend sweep at the hands of Harvard, Brown and Drexel in Cambridge, Mass., highlighted once again the team's mounting troubles.For Clarke, the weekend sweep of his three 141-pound foes showed the promise of future individual glory.Against Ivy-rival Harvard Friday, the Tigers were crushed to the tune of a 37-3 loss.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

Athlete of the Week: John Mack

Once again, senior sprinter John Mack staked a claim to the title of fastest man on campus. This time, the event was men's indoor track's Penn State-Princeton-Connecticut Triangular meet held Sunday in University Park, Pa.Mack's performance in the 400 meters bettered the previous meet record, posting a time of 48.17 seconds, Mack, who also competes in the 200 and in relays, has been a vital part of Princeton's success over the past few years.

SPORTS | 02/07/2000

University plans to expand online course program for alumni

As the Internet becomes an increasingly crucial medium for disseminating information, the University has begun to offer special online courses to alumni, according to associate provost Georgia Nugent '73.The University has sponsored three Web-based courses thus far, and yesterday announced a new mini-course pertaining to Nelson Mandela, associate director of the Alumni Council Doug Blair '71 said.The effort has been driven by a desire to add an educational dimension to the alumni's relationship with the University.

NEWS | 02/07/2000

Letters to the Editor

Network concerns led to CIT 'sweep'This is in response to Jason Brownlee's Feb. 3 column, "CIT's Big Brother Cybersweep Compromises Students' Privacy."I am the employee who said CIT would not seek out unauthorized MP3 files, and I sent the late November messages regarding Napster software.

OPINION | 02/07/2000

Winter weather causes damage

A 12-inch, 15-pound stone fell from the northwest side of Edwards Hall on Friday, nearly striking a building services employee who was shoveling snow outside the dorm, according to Crime Prevention Specialist Barry Weiser."[The custodian] heard a rumbling and looked up and saw a stone falling off the roof," Weiser said.

NEWS | 02/07/2000