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Oct. 26, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 3


Published in the October 26, 2011 issue

Every story, letter, and remembrance at offers a chance to ­comment On the first day of fall classes, PAW used Facebook and Twitter to ask alumni if they had any suggestions for the Class of 2015. Here are some of their responses: Chloe Angyal ’09: “It...

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Improving faculty diversity

In response to: 10 professors join faculty

By Paul Kurzman ’60

Published in the October 26, 2011 issue

I was pleased to read the article featuring the 10 new full professors that Princeton recently appointed (Campus Notebook, Sept. 14). However, I was both surprised and dismayed to see that all but one of them were men. In the excellent interview with President Tilghman in the...

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Protect free association

In response to: Freshmen to be prohibited from fraternities, sororities

By Reed M. Benet ’84

Published in the October 26, 2011 issue

Hopefully the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 (the apt theme of the Sept. 14 issue of PAW) teaches us that there are more important things to focus on than threatening Princeton freshmen with suspension or worse if they exercise their right of free association by joining ...

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The end of the Afghan story

In response to: A Moment With...

By Steve Robin ’59

Published in the October 26, 2011 issue

It is just a bit scary to hear our ambassador, Ryan Crocker *85, as optimistic as he is over our exit strategy in Afghanistan (A Moment With, Sept. 14). Our aim when we went in there was narrow, but grew under the misguided notion that we could change the political culture of...

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PAW and self-published books

By David Paton ’52

Published in the October 26, 2011 issue

This spring, I was excited in purchasing an advertisement for my recently published memoir in PAW, lured by the statement that it would reach 65,000 Princeton readers.  A close friend, Philip Hummer ’53, asked if I would object to his request that my work be considered for a...

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