CHARGES OF SERVING ALCOHOL to a minor, filed against the presidents of Cottage Club, Cloister Inn, and Tiger Inn, have been dropped in borough court. Charges against the first two were dismissed for lack of evidence. Tiger Inn reached an agreement Dec. 17 with Municipal Prosecutor Kim Otis in which the charge was transferred to the club’s graduate board. The club agreed not to serve alcohol in January and to avoid any alcohol-related offenses for the rest of the academic year. If those conditions are met, the transferred charge will be dismissed.
A member of the Anscombe Society, a conservative student organization, admitted injuring himself and sending threatening e-mails to society members and a faculty member as PART OF A HOAX that he said was designed to bring more publicity to the group’s pro-chastity cause. The University was investigating the incident after Francisco Nava ’09 said he fabricated claims of being assaulted and of having received threats. The initial reports of threats and an assault had received widespread media attention for what critics described as a lack of an appropriate response by the Princeton community, but the society’s former president termed those reports “grossly unfair” to the University.
ROBERT GOLDSTON *77 is stepping down as director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, a position he has held since 1997. “I have been involved in many of fusion’s big policy challenges,” said Goldston, who will stay on until a successor is named. His departure comes as the University competes for a new five-year contract to manage the lab.
PAUL FARMER, a professor at Harvard Medical School and founding director of the international organization Partners in Health, has been selected to deliver the Baccalaureate address June 1. STEPHEN COLBERT, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will be the Class Day speaker June 2.