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Vol. 112, No. 11

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Making the grade(s) -- II

By Chip McCorkle '09

One Princeton grading policy that engendered student criticism long before grade deflation is the option to take courses on a Pass/D/Fail (“P/D/F”) basis. Once a semester for no more than four semesters, students can ask professors to...
Making the grade(s) -- I

Making the grade(s) -- I

By Melinda Baldwin GS

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, undergraduates breathed a sigh of relief as they handed in their papers and essays for the fall semester. For most students, Dean’s Date — the final deadline for written assignments — meant freedom from those...
Support for chastity

Support for chastity

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

On the 200-level of the Frist Campus Center is series of rooms housing support groups for students: the Women’s Center, the Davis Inter-national Center, the LGBT Center. And if one set of students gets their way, space may be needed for...

Support for thesis writers

By Bianca Bosker '08

Bud Grote’s senior thesis in the economics department is due in less than a month, and time is running short. “I certainly won’t be washing my laundry over the next couple of weeks,” Grote admitted. “Anything that’s not absolutely...
'Jaws'

'Jaws'

By Folasade John ’09

The soundtrack contains two notes that strike fear in the hearts of movie-goers, but for students at Dillon Pool, Jaws was the perfect study break. The movie was shown March 28 on a projector set up on the bleachers next to the pool. A...

Jawing

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

Students may have been surprised in the second week of April to find in their inboxes invitations to a political debate “where liberals argue for the Bush tax cuts and conservatives want an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.” But the...

Admitted students preview campus life

By Folasade John ’09

Cheers and applause filled the lobby of Forbes College the afternoon of April 10 as the first of 467 prospective Princeton students arrived to meet their University hosts during the first of two Princeton Preview weekends, designed to...
Students express their views

Students express their views

By Alice Lloyd George ’09

More than a third of the nearly 2,000 students who participated in an Undergraduate Student Government referendum in April said there has been a decline in the overall quality of student life due to top-level administration decisions, with...

A day for thank-you's

By Isia Jasiewicz '09

It was the day before Dean’s Date, and a rainy one at that. Everyone in the Rocky-Mathey dining hall should have been eating lunch silently, hunched over books and outlines. But instead, hundreds of students were...
PU 08544: Gossip web site stirs juicy debate

PU 08544: Gossip web site stirs juicy debate

By Alice Lloyd George ’09

“C’mon. Give us juice,” reads the homepage of juicycampus.com, a Web site that has been stirring up the campus ever since it expanded in January to include Princeton. Founded by Duke graduate Matt Ivester in...
Sitcom offers a lighter view of campus life

Sitcom offers a lighter view of campus life

By Julia Osellame ’09

Frat parties, dirty laundry, and long-distance relationships. Can’t get enough of college life? A new sitcom airing on the Princeton Student Television Network promises to fill that void. Sophomores Jeremy Kent,...
Broomball sweeps campus; new upperclass meal options

Broomball sweeps campus; new upperclass meal options

By Julia Osellame ’09

As the men’s and women’s hockey teams don’t grace the ice with their skates, other students crowd onto Baker Rink with their sneakers and sweatpants, ready to enter competition that pits friend against friend...

Web Exclusive: May relay creates competition, collegiality

By Melinda Baldwin GS

One spring day in 1976, graduate students and faculty members in the Rutgers mathematics department challenged their Princeton counterparts to a 25-mile relay race on the first Sunday in May, ...

Web exclusive: Final days on campus bring together graduating seniors

By Jocelyn Hanamirian '08

Air conditioning was blasting in our van of nine senior women, cooling the Santa Fe, N.M., scenery that passed by as we sang along to our mix CD. Just days earlier, we had been leafing...
A farewell song

A farewell song

By Laura Fitzpatrick ’08

In April the editors of PAW received a letter from Herbert S. Bailey Jr. ’42, recalling his classmates’ optimism as they graduated into World War II. One senior, Bailey wrote, captured the mood in a song he composed that spring for Theatre...
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