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Jan.19, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 6

The most fun at Princeton

In response to: Wilson College turns 50

By Connie Quarles Wonham ’83

Published in the January19, 2011 issue

When my intended roommates and I got a low number for room draw, we joined forces with others and drew a 10-person, two-level suite in 1939 Hall – 131 1939, to be exact. While Wilson College would not have been a top choice for any of us, it turned out to be a great year...

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The birth of Wilson Lodge

In response to: Wilson College turns 50

By Michael W. Ellis ’59

Published in the January19, 2011 issue

I hope the organizers of the 50th anniversary celebration of Wilson College will at least give a nod to the actual birthdate of Wilson Lodge, which would be spring 1957. That was when around half a dozen intrepid sophomores, after a couple of years of especially horrendous...

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A chaos of ideas and expression

In response to: Wilson College turns 50

By Dale Goldsmith ’59

Published in the January19, 2011 issue

Mostly, Princeton made an impact on me. But there was one point at which I may have made a small contribution to the University. It had to do with the establishment of Wilson Lodge. In the spring of 1957 a small group of sophomores decided not to participate in bicker....

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A genuinely egalitarian, vibrant new community

In response to: Wilson College turns 50

By Brian Langston ’71

Published in the January19, 2011 issue

I was present at the birth of Wilson College. So the PAW letter (Nov. 17) from Owen Curtis ’72 and the news of a 50th-anniversary celebration for Princeton’s first college prompted a rush of warm memories of my years at Wilson. Toward the end of my freshman year (1968),...

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Community and friendly competition

In response to: Wilson College turns 50

By Nan Moncharsh Reiner ’77

Published in the January19, 2011 issue

I look back on my Wilson years with much fondness. The comfort and community, as a scared and nervous freshman, of having not one, but six suitemates, and soon knowing hundreds of familiar and friendly faces ... and the continuing pleasure, as a sophomore, of being able to...

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