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July 16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

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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ABD, not Ph.D.

In response to: Jumping from the Ivory Tower

By Bill Rosenblatt ’83

Published in the July 16, 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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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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Going back: Reunions forum

By Christine E. Brady '79

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

I’m writing in response to a 2008 Reunions forum, “Immigration: To Legalize or Criminalize?” The question restated: “There are 12 million people living and working illegally in the United States. What do we do with them?”    Our ability to work out a practical solution with...

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Cultural insensitivity

In response to: Theorists vs. hands-on activists

By Ronald H. Fischer *67 p’92

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

In a June 11 letter to PAW, criticizing an article about Randall Kennedy ’77, the Rev. George A. Bates ’76 cites other individuals who in his mind better exemplify “courage and compassion” and stand up for “truth.” If Rev. Bates is interested in truth, two of the people he...

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