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Committee considers footbridge

Pedestrians may no longer have to risk their lives while crossing Washington Road.The University's pedestrian safety task force met for the yesterday for the second time to discuss "ways of providing safer means" for crossing the particularly dangerous street, said Associate Director of Public Safety Chuck Nouvel, who chairs the committee.The task force is trying to "make real movement" toward improving pedestrian safety, said USG vice president Spencer Merriweather '00.With the help of the USG, the task force also hopes to educate students about pedestrian and bicyclist crossing regulations, Nouvel said.

NEWS | 03/05/1998

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Jadwin to sell NCAA hoops tickets 'first come, first served'

As the men's basketball team heads off to the NCAA tournament students are wondering how ? and if ? they can get tickets to the games.This year as in the past, tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, with students camping outside of Jadwin Gymnasium to ensure a place at the front of the line.According to USG president David Ascher '99, the USG and Jadwin's ticket office considered implementing a lottery system to distribute the tickets after hearing students voice complaints that they would have to camp out during midterms week to get tickets.To gage student attitude on the issue, the USG performed a voice-mail survey and called 200 students Tuesday night, asking them which system they would prefer.According to Ascher, the voice-mail survey indicated "an overwhelming majority in favor of a first-come, first-served basis.""When we found out that most students have problems with the lottery system, we decided to scrap it," Ascher said."With the first-come, first-serve basis, students who really want the tickets and who are willing to make sacrifices for them are going to get them," Ascher said.The NCAA pairings will be announced at 6 p.m.

NEWS | 03/04/1998

Double Take

"FHHHRRRR INSPCTHHHRR!"This alarming call may ring a bell in the minds of most Princeton students or incite a bout of nausea, whatever images it sparks.

NEWS | 03/04/1998

Adding dose of modernity to First Amendment

It was just a joke, the writers of The First Amendment said, all just a joke.Nine kids at Miami's Killian High thought it would be fun to get together and compile a pamphlet of their finest art, poetry and prose, and name it "The First Amendment." Their final product was certainly some piece of work ? a vulgar collection of racist commentary, innuendo and crude depictions of sex.One featured essay was entitled, "One Student's Complaint." Like all the other contributors to "The First Amendment," this one student remained ever so bravely anonymous while wondering "what would happen if I shot Dawson in the head?" Dawson, Principal Timothy Dawson, just so happens to be in charge at Killian High.Those fluent in psychobabble have chalked the booklet up to adolescent angst, that term now used to justify what once was known in many cases as juvenile irresponsibility.

OPINION | 03/04/1998

FBI probes causes of computer crash

Investigations are still underway to explain the computer crash that affected thousands of civilian and military computers all over the nation, including those at the University.During a 36-hour period that began early Monday evening, several schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Minnesota, and the University of California at Berkeley, were affected, according to the Associated Press. Nationwide investigationsSeveral unclassified Navy computers were also affected, according to Commander O'Leary from the U.S.

NEWS | 03/04/1998