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:: By Phoebe Maltz

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Economics major Jared Weiss, ’05, along with baseball scouting-guide author Ben Murphy, assessed the discrepancy between the amount that Mets center-fielder Carlos Beltran was signed for ($17 million a year) and what he ought to be making ($12.9 million), based on the player’s statistics. Weiss’s work was published on the Baseball Prospectus Web site and cited in the New York Times. He also appeared on the TV show First Business to discuss it....

Though the millions haven’t yet poured in for Maroon softball pitcher Hannah Roberts, the human-development third-year has her own honors to claim. Selected to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V College Division Softball First Team, Roberts posted a 16–4 record and 0.36 earned run average in 24 games this year. In late May she made the 2005 Academic All-America Team. Chicago finished the 2005 campaign with a 25-10 record....

University Theater techies Catharine Kollros, Keith Skretch, and Peter Sloane took second place for the second year in a row at the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology’s Tech Olympics. Their team, “The Impracticals,” beat out several from other schools, despite having fewer members and no theater majors....

In other tech-related news, Maroon editor-in-chief George Anesi has announced that the newspaper’s e-mail edition is up and running again after a year’s lapse. Almost 600 subscribers to the e-mail list receive twice-weekly headlines and blurbs. Join the list at

Economics major Anyu Fang and history and Law, Letters, and Society major Kristin Greer Love, both ’06, were selected, along with 75 other students nationwide, as this year’s Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The award provides $30,000 toward graduate study for undergrads pursuing careers in government or public service.