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Nov.18, 2009

Vol. 111, No. 5

Issues raised by articles in PAW

Leach's legislative legacy

In response to: Uncivil society

By Burr Loomis ’61

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

I have never been able to understand PAW’s love affair with Jim Leach. You have always treated him as one of our finest, a true example of Princeton in the nation’s service. But his greatest accomplishment in his 30 years in Congress was as co-author, with former Sen. Phil...

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Clarifying a court ruling

In response to: Uncivil society

By Nels Runger ’53

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

Mark Bernstein ’83’s interview with Jim Leach was well done; I wish Leach success in his attempts to bring civility into political discourse. My one quibble with the report was Bernstein’s reference to “the recent Supreme Court decision striking down limits on corporate campaign...

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Competing for a Rhodes

In response to: In pursuit of the Rhodes

By John Logan ’66

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

As the former Princeton Fulbright program adviser, I have a question: Is it possible that our students’ success in the competition for Rhodes scholarships in comparison with that of applicants from Yale (Notebook, May 12) is simply a fact of numbers? By which I don’t mean...

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Saving art treasures

In response to: When art historians went to war

By William T. Mann ’63

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

W. Barksdale Maynard ’88’s article (feature, June 2) was an interesting contribution to the ongoing saga of works of art lost and found as a result of World War II. The role of Princeton art experts as “Monuments Men” was especially gratifying. It seemed strange to me that...

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Debating corn syrup

In response to: Study of high-fructose corn syrup stirs critics

By Ken McCarthy ’81

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

About the furor over psychology professor and eminent neuroscientist Bart Hoebel’s comparison of the effects of high-fructose corn syrup versus sugar and water on weight gain in rats (Notebook, April 28): I seriously doubt the objections to Professor Hoebel’s science reflected a...

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