Letters

Stirring memories

In response to: David Morgan Firestone

By Sally Brown Tange

Published in the October 7, 2009 issue

I’ve been pushing back tears since reading the memorial for David Morgan Firestone ’53 (July 15). Funny that I can remember 1945 better than where I put my reading glasses. Morgan was my first kiss, and I believe I was his. We both lived in Akron (rubber’s hometown). Several...

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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 October 7, 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 Justice Samuel Alito ’72 has not. It’s also...

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Contrasting opinions

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

By John C. Tucker ’55

Published in the October 7, 2009 issue

It is ironic that if Justice Samuel Alito ’72’s Concerned Alumni of Princeton had had its way, Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 would not have been admitted to Princeton. Justice Alito’s alliance with an organization that sought to block affirmative action and the admission of women...

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Diversity here to stay

In response to: Admitting a new class

By G.A. Howard ’74

Published in the October 7, 2009 issue

Henry R. Whitehouse ’54 has lamented in at least two missives the same point expressed in “Admitting A New Class” (letters, June 10), which is that he is outraged over the University’s efforts at achieving diversity. I am saddened, but not surprised, that this ersatz fury would...

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Wartime studies

In response to: Isolated at Princeton

By Grant K. Goodman ’46

Published in the October 7, 2009 issue

I am impelled to write the following in light of the comments of Sharath Raja ’88 re Hindi language courses at Princeton (letters, June 10).   In January 1943 a notice went up on the bulletin board that the U.S. Army was starting an intensive Japanese ­language school and was...

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