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July16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

Davidson's financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

By David Tobin *77

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Your article on “the recent spate of financial-aid improvements” ignores the significant role played by Davidson College. In March 2007, Davidson became the first liberal arts college in the country to replace loans with grants in all of its financial-aid packages. With an...

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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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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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