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Apr. 27, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 11

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More Goheen tales

In response to: Robert Francis Goheen '40 *48 Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening

By Bernard S. Adams ’50

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

In the fall of 1952, I joined the Princeton admission staff under Bill Edwards ’36. Joe Bolster ’52 and I were the only staffers. A few years later, Bob Goheen invited me to spend a couple of hours daily helping him with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program — from 4 until 6...

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Wheeler’s importance

In response to: In Memoriam

By John Brittain '59

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

I think it is sad that you gave such short shrift to the passing of Professor John Wheeler. You considered the news worth 90 words on the bottom of page 19 (Notebook, May 14); in contrast, The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph (London) published lengthy obituaries. I...

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Psychological judo

In response to: Robert Francis Goheen '40 *48 Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening

By Larry Campbell ’70

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

From reading “Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening” (feature, May 14), I can see my most memorable experience of President Robert Goheen ’40 *48 was right in character. In early 1970 I founded a town/ gown group called Princeton Ecology Action. True to the...

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ABD, not Ph.D.

In response to: Jumping from the Ivory Tower

By Bill Rosenblatt ’83

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

I enjoyed Hilary Parker ’01’s article on alums who pursued Ph.D.s, only to give up on academia (feature, May 14). As one of the many people with ABD (“all but dissertation”) qualifications, I can tell you that not finishing my Ph.D. in computer science was the best career and...

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The changing picture of financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

By Kenneth A. Bernhard ’78

Published in the July 16, 2008 issue

The May 14 PAW cover story raises an issue Princeton and our peer institutions must consider. Increases in the nominal tuition at the most heavily endowed colleges and universities drive up tuition elsewhere, thereby saddling many excellent students at other colleges with...

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