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July 16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

Arming campus police

In response to: Campus police seek approval to carry weapons

By Steve Rementer ’68

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

I guess creating your own armed militia (Notebook, May 14) would go nicely with other constitutional issues addressed on campus. Why not outsource? Get the local constabulary to hire additional officers and then rent them back. They would be of service on and off campus, and the...

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Earning their grades

In response to: Views on the administration

By George E. Miller ’54

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

Regarding the June 11 On the Campus column, I was bemused to learn that there might actually be a student referendum that included how the administration sets academic standards. The creep of grade inflation has led in the direction of everybody-gets-an-A (Hey! Where’s the...

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Wheeler’s importance

In response to: In Memoriam

By John Brittain '59

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

I think it is sad that you gave such short shrift to the passing of Professor John Wheeler. You considered the news worth 90 words on the bottom of page 19 (Notebook, May 14); in contrast, The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph (London) published lengthy obituaries. I...

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Davidson's financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

By David Tobin *77

Published in the July 16, 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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Psychological judo

In response to: Robert Francis Goheen '40 *48 Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening

By Larry Campbell ’70

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

From reading “Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening” (feature, May 14), I can see my most memorable experience of President Robert Goheen ’40 *48 was right in character. In early 1970 I founded a town/ gown group called Princeton Ecology Action. True to the...

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