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Vol. 109, No. 6

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Good news about PPPL's fusion research

In response to: Firing up fusion

By Stuart G. Hibben ’48

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

The news that the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) is back in full action again (cover story, June 10) is the best from Princeton in recent memory. Despite the lost “mothball” years, I am confident that it will again play a lead role in the development of fusion power. The...

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Course credit for ROTC

In response to: ROTC seeks course credit

By John G. Middleton ’53

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I was shocked, then outraged, to learn that Princeton does not give course credit for ROTC, and hasn’t for decades (Notebook, May 13.) Since I received my education during four years at Exeter, it should come as no surprise that I deem ROTC to have been the single most important...

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Resolving a clash in ethical standards

In response to: The hookup culture

By Stuart F. Hayes ’50

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

With regard to the question of ethics raised by professors George and Lonregan (letters, March 4 and June 10), let me go to the very base of things. Presently, tension exists between the older and the newer ethical standards. I view the choice as follows: Life is like a great...

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Rare support for chastity-center plans

In response to: Respect and consent

By Robert P. George

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I thank Brian Zack ’72 for his kind words about my teaching (letters, July 15).I’m happy to confirm that we are indeed friends. Dr. Zack is “at a loss” as to why Professor Londregan and I find his support for a campus love and fidelity center “especially impressive in view of...

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Lithium and fusion plasmas

In response to: Firing up fusion

By J. Charles Nickerson ’65

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

Having been a student of technical subjects at Princeton (and then Stanford) in the 1960s, I was conversant with, and at least mildly excited by, the promise of nuclear fusion. I am also bipolar, and was amused by the fact that lithium, which has helped me immensely, seems also...

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