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July16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

ABD, not Ph.D.

In response to: Jumping from the Ivory Tower

By Bill Rosenblatt ’83

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

I enjoyed Hilary Parker ’01’s article on alums who pursued Ph.D.s, only to give up on academia (feature, May 14). As one of the many people with ABD (“all but dissertation”) qualifications, I can tell you that not finishing my Ph.D. in computer science was the best career and...

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Serve with conscience

By Alan McKenney '75

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Regarding the selection of Donald Rumsfeld ’54 to the list of “most influential alumni”: While I share Thomas F. Schiavoni ’72’s dismay (Letters, April 2) at Mr. Rumsfeld’s policies and consider them both a political and a moral disaster, I don’t feel that they disqualify him...

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The changing picture of financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

By Kenneth A. Bernhard ’78

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

The May 14 PAW cover story raises an issue Princeton and our peer institutions must consider. Increases in the nominal tuition at the most heavily endowed colleges and universities drive up tuition elsewhere, thereby saddling many excellent students at other colleges with...

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Princeton landscapes

In response to: Growing the campus

By Eli Arthur Schwartz *60

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

The June 11 cover and article on Beatrix Farrand and Princeton’s landscaping are terrific! As a graduate alumnus, I particularly appreciate the coverage of the Graduate College. The cedars of Lebanon picture really hits the bull’s-eye.

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Going back: Reunions

By Tom Carnicelli ’58

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Fiftieth Reunion, 2008 The clouds have parted — the P-rade will go on! But not too swiftly. We wait and wait, The fresh mud menacing our white bucks. We are standing in front of Nassau Hall, In the spot where graduated 50 years ago. “The old codgers have to go first,”...

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