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May 11, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 12


Tigers in world series

By Larry Becker ’51

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

In 1951, Princeton’s baseball team was one of eight teams nationally to go to the College World Series — a “once in Princeton’s lifetime” event! The selection was not easy. The selection committee could not believe a Princeton team was that good so it stalled, waiting past...

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Old-school mentality

By Rocky Semmes ’79

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

I do not doubt for even one second that Nelson Hendler ’66 is someone well worth knowing, and quite likely also the finest gentleman on Earth. But I am disgusted and discouraged by his ego-driven need to kill by rifle shot an animal as magnificent as the kudu, and then to...

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A networking success

By Ilya Tsinis ’09

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

After graduating, I signed up for the Princeton career-networking lists on TigerNet. One day I received an e-mail from an alumna, saying that she had a nephew who was in the U.S. Marines, seriously pursuing music as a rapper/ poet/lyricist, and seeking to network. I took a...

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In the service of ...

By Owen P. Curtis ’72 *75

Published in the April 6, 2011 issue

The recent insert of EQuad News (Jan. 19 issue) troubled me, due to the slogan that it featured: “Princeton Engineering in the Service of All Nations.” I do not believe that being in the service of “nations” is what the aspiration of Princeton engineering should be. The ...

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Orange and … white?

By Dennis Fowler ’63

Published in the April 6, 2011 issue

Some months back, my beloved Princeton bucket hat expired, its crown disintegrating to shreds after years of adventure and toil. With its jaunty orange-and-black P on the brim and dapper band of black stripes bordering an orange center, it had accompanied my wife, Peggy, and...

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