Weekly Bulletin
January 31, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 14
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Sally Freedman
Associate editor:
   Caroline Moseley
Calendar and
production editor:
Carolyn Geller
Contributing writers:
   Justin Harmon,
   Ken Howard,
   Steven Schultz
   Denise Applewhite
Web edition:
Mahlon Lovett



Students propose water accord

Wilson School majors who studied Water Rights in the Jordan Valley this past semester are hoping their work will have a positive effect on something much greater than their grades: the Arab-Israeli peace talks.
    After a semester of study, a week-long fact-finding trip to Israel and many personal debates among classmates, the class proposed an agreement for settling the contentious issue of how Israelis and Palestinians are going to divide up the precious supply of water in their region. And they have forwarded their findings to officials and water experts involved in the peace talks. [>>more]

NSTX establishes early milestones


Scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab are working with an extra sense of momen tum now that their experimental nuclear fusion device has passed three important milestones, one nine months ahead of schedule.
     The successful tests are the first concrete indications that the new device is capable of carrying out the demanding series of experiments planned for the next several years, according to PPPL director Rob Goldston.
     The machine, called NSTX, was first powered up in February. It is the start of a new generation of devices that are smaller and possibly more efficient than previous machines. [>>more]

Princeton names Hughes head football coach

Roger Hughes, formely offensive coordinator at Dartmouth, has become Princeton's 21st head football coach.
    He holds the title Charles W. Caldwell Jr. Head Coach of Football. [>>more]


Review connects Alumni Weekly, Alumni Council

A special review committee has recommended a structure for transferring administrative responsibility for the Princeton Alumni Weekly from Princeton Alumni Publications Inc. (PAP) to the Alumni Council, and for ensuring its continuing editorial independence. [>>more]

King Day program features prizes, film clips

Ferris Professor Melvin McCray presents historic footage of King speeches, press conferences, interviews

At the University's annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on January 17, the Class of 2000 awarded its Millennial Essay prize of $1,000 to Phil Traylor of grade 11 at Trenton Central High School.
    Describing the contest, N. Janine Dailey '00 said, "We read essay after essay written by insightful high school students who did exactly what we asked: like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they looked around their world and community and chose a way in which they would like to make a difference. All in all, we received more than 300 essays from 18 different schools." [>>more]