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May11, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 12

Continue Blairstown-University partnership

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Chris Shephard ’98

Published in the May11, 2011 issue

The Philadelphian Society, created in 1825 and now incorporated as the Princeton-Blairstown Center (Campus Notebook, April 6), is America’s oldest University-affiliated service organization. A social entrepreneurship innovator and incubator, the organization helped found the...

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An essential role

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Richard Peterson ’60

Published in the May11, 2011 issue

The Blairstown operation may need an overhaul, but that is because it needs to continue to be a vital part of the Princeton experience! As a former counselor and then associate director of the summer camp in 1958 and ’59, I have strong memories; but more important, the many...

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A historic association

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Win Short ’41

Published in the May11, 2011 issue

When I retired in 1985, we moved to Princeton, and soon thereafter I joined the Blairstown board of trustees. For the following 15 years I had firsthand view of the planning and operations at Blairstown. It was challenging time because of the need to implement and staff...

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Be creative with Blairstown

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Rodman P. Neumann ’76

Published in the May11, 2011 issue

In answer to “What Role for Blairstown?” (Campus Notebook, April 6, 2011): Blairstown epitomizes “Princeton in the nation’s service.” Just as the Student Volunteers Council was for me, Blairstown is about service, stewardship, and personal challenge. Princeton should ...

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PBC an influential training ground

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Kate Brown

Published in the May11, 2011 issue

It's been brought to my attention that Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is in hard times, and that Princeton is thinking of discontinuing the center as a support organization of the University. As a former employee of PBC, I think this is unwise. The University is an...

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