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June 2, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 15

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Uncivil society

Jim Leach ’64 leads an effort to restore respectful discourse to our national life, but it’s tough going

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

Hardly anyone would call Richard Nixon a uniter, but in 1969 the new president tried to extend the open hand. At the height of the Vietnam War, during a time of riots and widespread social unrest, Nixon used his first inaugural address to plead for a...

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New selection process proposed for clubs

Task force: More financial support, campus pub should be considered

Published in the June 2, 2010, issue

After seven months of study, a task force concluded that the University and its students are “well served” by the eating clubs, but proposed a new method for selecting members that is modeled after the medical-school match program.   In a 23-page report...Read more
“Monuments Men” examine relics of the Holy Roman regalia upon their return to Vienna in 1946. Lt. Ernest DeWald *14 *16 is at far right, and Lt. Perry Cott ’29 *37 is third from left.

When art historians went to war

Alumni were key in efforts to save Europe’s art treasures

Published in the June 2, 2010, issue

Late in World War II, the Allies prepared for their bloody ­invasion of Fortress Europe. Many observers expected to see heartrending destruction of art and architectural treasures as bombs rained from the sky and soldiers ransacked and looted. Culture had...Read more
John Burford ’12’s story of fraternity hazing drew widespread attention. He said pledges had to break the ice and swim naked across this pond at Springdale Golf Club.

Hazing charges prompt review of thriving Greek organizations

Published in the June 2, 2010, issue

Princeton’s fraternities and sororities were in the spotlight after The Daily Princetonian reported on fraternity hazing and the Eating Club Task Force voiced several concerns over Greek life’s role on the Street. Events in late April and early May brought...Read more
Web Bonus Links
Replace bicker?
Read the complete text of the Eating Club Task Force Report—and then e-mail your reaction to PAW.
Video: Preaching respect
Hear Jim Leach '64's address on "Civility in a Fractured Society," delivered as part of this year's Alumni Day events.
Video: Tribal history threatened
Anton Treuer '91 talks about his efforts to save the Ojibwe language and culture.
Audio: One pledge’s story
John Burford ’12 describes his freshman-year experience with fraternity hazing in an interview by Cooper Gegan ’12.
Q&A: Sororities at the University
Kelsey Platt ’11, president of the Panhellenic Council, says sororities provide important support for Princeton's women.
Web Exclusives
Gregg Lange's 70's Rally 'Round the Cannon
The "Hickel heckle" and other events that roiled the campus in 1969-70.
Slide show: Mini-reunion, Hong Kong-style
Gordon Wu ’58 and his wife host a major gathering of classmates.
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