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Apr.6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 10

Issues raised by articles in PAW

Cancer statistics and Chernobyl

In response to: A moment with...

By Frank von Hippel

Published in the July6, 2011 issue

Theodore Rockwell ’43 *45 takes exception (letters, June 1) to two of my statements (A Moment With, April 27): 1) “These [power] reactors were not designed for inherent safety. These are the descendants of submarine propulsion reactors, where safety has been an add-on ... I...

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Watering down WWS

In response to: Wilson School to end selectivity for major

By Walter Winget ’58

Published in the July6, 2011 issue

I note announcement (Campus Notebook, May 11) of ending of certificate program and of selective admission at truly great program of Woodrow Wilson School and its replacement with a watered-down version that in my view is so radical, it should result in...

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'Star Wars' vs. Mozart

In response to: A moment with...

By Michael J. Schiano ’78

Published in the July6, 2011 issue

Thomas W. Morris ’65 is correct when he refers to the “decline of music education in the schools” (A Moment With, June 1), as school orchestras seem to prefer Star Wars to Mozart. Later on, when he refers to how “adventurous” programming can be used to create younger...

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Analyzing imbalances

In response to: President's Page

By Ted Taubeneck ’48

Published in the July6, 2011 issue

What delicious ironies in President Tilghman’s page in the April 6 issue: • Men are underrepresented in leadership positions in arts organizations and community-service groups. • Women are underrepresented in leadership positions in student government and eating clubs. • Men’s...

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'No, I've never met her'

In response to: In Brief

By Daniel Feigelson ’90

Published in the July6, 2011 issue

The report that Brooke Shields ’87 would be this year’s Class Day speaker (Campus Notebook, May 11) mentioned the buttons worn by many of Ms. Shields’ classmates at her own Commencement. To provide some additional background: When on break away from Princeton during my...

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