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Feb. 3, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 8

About the University

Voting for trustees

By Carlos Niederstrasser ’94

Published in the June 2, 2010 issue

It is once again time to vote for Princeton alumni trustees. It is wonderful to know that alumni are represented on the board of trustees of our University. Unfortunately, I find myself facing the same dilemma as in all previous elections — I have no reasonable basis for...

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Founding creeds of service

By Nick Davis ’60

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

As my 50th reunion approaches, I notice my mailbox filling with communications from a college at which I spent four rather tumultuous years half a century ago. Often I mistake the communications for retail catalogues, since both colorfully seek my treasure for attractive but...

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Crying over grades

By Harry “Tony” Kohn ’53

Published in the April 7, 2010 issue

A recent New York Times article, re­counting Princeton students’ aversion to the University’s grade-deflation program, suggests strongly the need for the University to include in its acceptance letters to applicants its policy in this matter, so that those whose stomachs cannot...

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Taking a good idea ...

By Stephen P. Ban ’84

Published in the March 17, 2010 issue

A video posted Jan. 13 on PAW’s Weekly Blog chronicled the University’s provision of snacks (kettle corn?!) and entertainment to mark Dean’s Date. I offer two observations.   The first: The Nassoons claim the invention of the practice of watching Dean’s Date runners as a form of...

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A chastity center? Yes

By Todd Johnson ’01

Published in the March 17, 2010 issue

As training physicians who struggle daily with tragic societal effects of sexual promiscuity, we would like to express our support for the students of the Anscombe Society and their proposal for a Princeton Center for Abstinence and Chastity.   Disappointingly, the University...

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