No. 320: "Futurific"

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Oct. 14 1999 3:30 AM

No. 320: "Futurific"

"It is one of the most significant developments in the history of the space age," said John E. Pike of the Federation of American Scientists, reacting to Tuesday's big event. What happened?

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Tuesday's Question (No. 319)--"Formerly Known As":

There's been more and more of it at Princeton in recent years, but now a faculty committee proposes to eliminate it or at least rename it. What's the old name; what's the new? 

"Cheating; collaborative learning."--Katha Pollitt (Russell Scott and Eddie Haskins had similar answers.)

"Herpes; happy pants."--Tim Carvell

"Joyce Carol Oates' oeuvre; Whatsername's stuff."--David Finkle

"Untenured faculty; groundskeepers."--Floyd Elliot

"Disabled; genetically inferior and slated for elimination."--Tom Baker

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