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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 July16, 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 July16, 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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Serve with conscience

By Alan McKenney '75

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Regarding the selection of Donald Rumsfeld ’54 to the list of “most influential alumni”: While I share Thomas F. Schiavoni ’72’s dismay (Letters, April 2) at Mr. Rumsfeld’s policies and consider them both a political and a moral disaster, I don’t feel that they disqualify him...

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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 July16, 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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Princeton landscapes

In response to: Growing the campus

By Eli Arthur Schwartz *60

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

The June 11 cover and article on Beatrix Farrand and Princeton’s landscaping are terrific! As a graduate alumnus, I particularly appreciate the coverage of the Graduate College. The cedars of Lebanon picture really hits the bull’s-eye.

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