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Mar.18, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 10

Issues raised by articles in PAW

Yak story omitted alumnus' name

In response to: In the Republic of Vermont

By Arthur R. Boone ’60

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

Robert Coyle Williams was Rob Williams ’89’s father and a member of the Class of 1960; he died several years ago. Sorry he wasn’t mentioned in the article (feature, June 10). Not a big thing, but I’m sure Rob’s mother would have been happy to see her husband’s name in the PAW.

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Another product for yak farmers

In response to: In the Republic of Vermont

By John Eliassen ’57

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

As the husband of an avid knitter, I know that yak fur can be spun into a specialty yarn. The lack of any mention of Rob and Kate Williams ’89 taking advantage of this product (feature, June 10) was disappointing. I guess the yak-farming lead is just an attention-getter for the...

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A tale of two justices

In response to: Sotomayor '76 recalled as activist for Latino causes at Princeton

By Charles S. Rockey Jr. ’57

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

All Princetonians should be proud that Judge Sonia Sotomayor ’76 (Notebook, July 15) has been confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. It is interesting to note that she has received an honorary degree from Princeton and current Justice Samuel Alito ’72 has not. It’s also...

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A better cost-cutting approach

In response to: President's Page

By Bruce Malashevich ’74

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I read with interest and concern the article concerning the University’s loss of endowment and associated spending cuts (President’s Page, June 10). The loss of endowment is out of our control, but the spending cuts being implemented are misplaced. As the owner of a small...

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Financial future holds plenty of risk

In response to: Seeking financial stability in an uncertain economy

By Paul Hutter ’76

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I was disappointed to see the headline “Seeking financial stability in an uncertain economy” (Notebook, July 15), because our endowment’s problems are not due to something so common as an “uncertain economy,” which occurs frequently throughout history, but to a new-style...

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