After spending two nights in a Philadelphia jail, Jason Brasno '98 was released on bail yesterday following a preliminary arraignment.An unidentified person posted the $210 bail payment for Brasno before noon yesterday, said Cathleen Coniff, a bail acceptance supervisor.
With a Heptagonal team victory solidified and still fresh in their minds, some members of the women's track team must shift focus and concentrate on individual glory at this weekend's Eastern College Athletic Association championships in Boston.For some, the weekend is the last opportunity to qualify for nationals March 13-14.
In July of 1945, Vannevar Bush, then Director of the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development, penned an article entitled "As We May Think" in The Atlantic Monthly describing a magical device called the "memex." The memex, Bush explained, would be . . . a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility.
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.
Jason Brasno '98 was charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors Tuesday for allegedly throwing a firecracker into a crowd of basketball fans at the Palestra.According to a detective in the 18th precinct of Philadelphia, as of 1 a.m.
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.
Due to a 24-hour lockdown, the walk to Forbes College rooms has just become a little longer.The lockout started on Monday, when the entries to the main building of Forbes became inaccessible to students 24 hours a day, even to those carrying proximity cards.