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Jan.18, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 6

Issues raised by articles in PAW

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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Davidson's financial aid

In response to: Financial aid: Who wins?

By David Tobin *77

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Your article on “the recent spate of financial-aid improvements” ignores the significant role played by Davidson College. In March 2007, Davidson became the first liberal arts college in the country to replace loans with grants in all of its financial-aid packages. With an...

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Arming campus police

In response to: Campus police seek approval to carry weapons

By Steve Rementer ’68

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

I guess creating your own armed militia (Notebook, May 14) would go nicely with other constitutional issues addressed on campus. Why not outsource? Get the local constabulary to hire additional officers and then rent them back. They would be of service on and off campus, and the...

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Earning their grades

In response to: Views on the administration

By George E. Miller ’54

Published in the July16, 2008 issue

Regarding the June 11 On the Campus column, I was bemused to learn that there might actually be a student referendum that included how the administration sets academic standards. The creep of grade inflation has led in the direction of everybody-gets-an-A (Hey! Where’s the...

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From the Archives

By Dick Scribner ’58

Published in the April23, 2008 issue

I believe the ’58 classmates in the Feb. 13 From the Archives photos are as follows, from left -- top row: Mike Jones and William (Rocky) Potts; middle row: Steve Rockefeller, Jerry Rigg, and Dave Badger; bottom row: Perry Ruddick. Note the knee socks and cigarettes in hand,...

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