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May 11, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 12

Let economists teach economics

In response to: Deficit disorder

By Laurence C. Day '55

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

Why does Princeton engage alumni who were in government service with the CBO and OMB to teach students (cover story, April 6) when we have academic professors in the economics department hired for that job and responsibility? It appears we are a tributary backwater for ...

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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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Keep Blairstown ties

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Tom Wertheimer ’60, Santa Monica, Calif.

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

Your article “What role for Blairstown?” (Campus Notebook, April 6) is timely, as the University considers whether to change its relationship with the Princeton-Blairstown Center (née Princeton Summer Camp) by ending its status as a support organization. Such a change not ...

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A long history of shared interests

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Robert J. Rivers Jr. ’53

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend the Princeton camp at Blairs­town in 1946 as a young camper. African-American youngsters in a very different racial climate were invited to participate in a Princeton experiment to evaluate our ability to fit in with majority...

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A Blairstown legacy

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Susan Danielson k’58

Published in the May 11, 2011 issue

I grew up at the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC). My father, John Danielson ’58, spent most of his professional life serving Princeton University — in the admission office, in the dean of students office, in the Office of Development, and for a significant time at PBC. At...

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