Taking a break from the grade inflation issue, the Committee on Examinations and Standing endorsed the introduction of the "P/D/F-rescind option" at a meeting Monday.However, even if the rescind option is approved at a faculty meeting this spring, the need to update computer programs could postpone its implementation for an uncertain period of time.The option would allow students to switch to a letter grade if they had already decided to take a class P/D/F.
It's an all-too-familiar scenario to some students. Seconds after returning to your room from the shower, you hear a knock: "Fire inspectors." Without further delay, the inspectors make their entrance and proceed to go through the room as you stand watching, clad in nothing but a towel.The avoidance of this and other embarrassing situations is one of the goals of measures to reform fire and safety policy reform introduced by USG senator Carlos Lazatin '99.
In championship meets, victors grab points wherever possible. And whenever possible.Last year, Princeton (8-2 overall, 6-1 Ivy League) finished second in the Eastern Women's Swimming League Championships to Brown (7-1, 7-0) by a mere 57 points.
After failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament in 1997 for the first time in six years, women's lacrosse hopes to regain its status as one of the nation's elite teams.With an experienced corps of defenders and the return of star junior midfielder Cristi Samaras, the Tigers hope not only to cruise through the Ivy League, but also to gain another berth in the NCAA Final Four, an honor Princeton earned every year from 1992 to 1996.An exhibition contest last October against Team USA gave Princeton many reasons to believe it will achieve its goal of returning to the Final Four.
Though new financial aid programs at Princeton and Yale universities will make it more affordable for students from lower and middle-class families to enroll, there is some concern that the programs may unfairly tip the balance on the playing field of Ivy League athletics.Athletics directors at other Ivy League schools said they are concerned that by offering more financial aid to a wider pool of students, Princeton and Yale may attract a greater number of potential athletes.They said they are worried that what the University's Board of Trustees referred to as "the most important changes in Princeton's financial aid policies in several decades" may fundamentally change Ivy League athletics. Changing the RulesColumbia University's Athletics Director John Reeves called it "the biggest change since the league's establishment in 1954."Joan Taylor, senior associate director of athletics at Brown University, voiced similar concerns.
Last May 26, the men's lacrosse team routed Maryland, 19-7, in the NCAA championship final to successfully defend its national title and establish itself as the dominant team in collegiate men's lacrosse.This year, Princeton is looking to solidify its place as one of the best teams in lacrosse history."We try to set big goals around here," head coach Bill Tierney said.
Formerly written off as a colorful anomaly within the music industry, Ani DiFranco's tongue-in-cheek rendition of the old standard "Wishin' and Hopin' " from last summer's My Best Friend's Wedding exemplifies her slow but sure rise in mass appeal.
By the year 2000, the Wilson School and the E-Quad will each receive a new, modern building equipped for the 21st century.The University recently named the architects for a structure that will house part of the Wilson School and much of the sociology department.
Although its hopes of winning the Ivy League title were dimmed by last Friday's loss to first-place Harvard, the women's basketball team is not without goals for its final week of play.After Princeton (13-10 overall, 7-4 Ivy League) won only seven of 24 games in its 1996-97 campaign, the Tigers have made remarkable strides this season.
Even though they do not have their PUIDs yet, eight-year-old readers still have a place in Firestone Library.Cotsen's Children's Library, located next to the Special Collections Room in the library's southeast corner, contains over 22,000 books and features an interactive exhibit specifically designed for young readers.The children's library opened Oct.
It is the most individualized position in the game of hockey. In a sport that emphasizes intricate passing and multiple players running systems as a single unit, the goalie stands alone as the final line of defense.Senior Erasmo Saltarelli has filled this role for the Tigers.
With four of the five starters on the men's basketball team (23-1 overall, 11-0 Ivy League) shooting over 40 percent from behind the three-point arc, opponents could think that Princeton's coaches do an incredible job of teaching their players the art of shooting.But unlike most teams, Princeton players don't usually take many contested jumpshots.
Last Saturday's matches brought a trio of finishes to the wrestling team as the Tigers completed their first regular season as a varsity sport in five years.In a dual meet at Dillon Gym, Princeton finished its Ivy League competition against No.