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Vol. 109, No. 9

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A farewell salute to '27

By Malcolm Mackay ’63

Published in the April2, 2008 issue

My father was the 1927 class secretary throughout my childhood and college years, and later the class president. I personally knew — and so liked — many members of the class, and knew about many more. And so it is with sadness that I read in the Feb. 13 PAW the obituary of Joe...

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Athletics and admission

By Clay McEldowney ’69

Published in the April2, 2008 issue

So what is going on with Princeton sports? Despite a quality coaching staff and solid athletic administration, Princeton football suffers a losing season, placing ahead of only Cornell and Columbia in the Ivy League; men’s basketball extends its streak to 12, losing to Lehigh,...

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Class scribes wanted

By George A. Brakeley III ’61

Published in the April2, 2008 issue

Regular readers of PAW are aware that the secretaries of many of the Old Guard classes are non-classmates — widow, son, grandchild, nephew, niece. I did just that for 1907, my grandfather’s class (George A. Brakeley 1907), for the last seven years of its existence, and it was...

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From the archives

By Dick Snedeker ’51 *61

Published in the April2, 2008 issue

While I can’t identify the students building the bonfire (From the Archives, Dec. 12), I can offer some comments on its construction, since I was there. This particular fire celebrated the fourth consecutive Big Three championship, achieved in 1950 by defeating Harvard 63–26 and...

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Using a Gehry building

By Richard C. Lanza '59

Published in the February13, 2008 issue

It was interesting to note the opinions concerning the design of Whitman College that you quoted in the Nov. 21 PAW (Editor’s letter). As a fairly frequent user of the Frank Gehry-designed Stata Center at MIT, I can certainly attest to the interesting and fun nature of the...

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