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Jan.28, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 7

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More on sexual ethics

In response to: The hookup culture

By James MacAleer ’55

Published in the June10, 2009 issue

A March 4 letter by professors Robert P. George and John B. Londregan discussed “the culture of promiscuity known as ‘the hookup culture’ ” (not unique to Princeton) and mentioned a required event as a part of Princeton’s freshman orientation titled “Sex on a Saturday night,”...

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China and Taiwan

In response to: Keep Taiwan separate

By George Costow ’04

Published in the June10, 2009 issue

In response to Ronald Chen ’90’s April 22 letter in which he defends “the historic and political facts of China and Taiwan’s long separation,” I would like to remind Mr. Chen of the difference between what constitutes a state and what constitutes a region. Regardless of which...

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Morality and respect

In response to: The hookup culture

By Irfan Khawaja ’91

Published in the May13, 2009 issue

In their letter decrying Princeton’s “hookup culture” (March 4), professors Robert P. George and John B. Londregan assert that though morally problematic, this culture “exerts powerful pressure” on Princeton students: “Students, like other human beings, want to fit in. So life...

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College, independence, and trust

In response to: The hookup culture

By John Raimo ’08

Published in the May13, 2009 issue

As a recent graduate, I was disturbed to read professors George and Londregan’s recent letter (March 4). Premarital sexual activity seemed an odd topic for an alumni publication; these culture wars begin and end far beyond the Princeton campus. Indeed, I am not entirely sure...

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Hookup culture letter 'a ray of sunshine'

In response to: The hookup culture

By Herschel R. Phelps Jr. ’53

Published in the April22, 2009 issue

It was like a small ray of sunshine breaking through very cloudy skies to read the March 4 letter from professors Robert George and John Londregan. I commend them for their fortitude in presenting the subject of the hookup culture so succinctly. It does seem that the University,...

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