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Feb. 8, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 7

In praise of proofreading

By JAMES D. SHEPPARD ’50

Published in the February 8, 2012 issue

Judging by the frequent errors in some of the newspapers and magazines I read, I was beginning to think that proofreaders were extinct. Not so: PAW not only has a proofreader (Joseph Bakes), but also includes his name in the masthead — a well-deserved honor. I cannot ...

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The reality of Social Security

In response to: Capitalism and risk

By STUART G. HIBBEN ’48

Published in the February 8, 2012 issue

Paul Matten ’84 is mistaken when he includes Social Security in his polemic against unfunded entitlements (letters, Dec. 14.) Can we have a reality check here? Over its history, the Social Security Administration has taken in more in payroll deductions than it has paid out in...

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Bad drivers in ‘Gatsby’

In response to: Invasion of the devil wagon

By ANNE MARGARET DANIEL w’86 *99

Published in the February 8, 2012 issue

I very much enjoyed, and was saddened by, W. Barksdale Maynard ’88’s “Invasion of the devil wagon” (feature, Nov. 16). For a Fitzgerald scholar, it’s interesting to see a possible original for Dick Humbird in Hinman Bird 1906 — and to see the campus carnage that was a...

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Proving a sexual-assault case

In response to: Sexual-misconduct policy revised

By GEORGE SCOTT STEWART III ’51

Published in the February 8, 2012 issue

I was happy to read in the Nov. 16 issue (Campus Notebook) that despite the statement of a law-school professor that “preponderance of the evidence is a nonnegotiable standard of proof for all harassment based on sex — including sexual assault,” the University has adopted ...

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Another school-reform path

In response to: Students pass up senior year to lead drive for school reform

By JONATHAN GREENBERG *02

Published in the February 8, 2012 issue

It is with sadness and frustration that I read about privileged Princeton undergraduates taking up the cause of school reform (Campus Notebook, Nov. 16), which now has become synonymous with union-busting, standardized testing, charterization, and the diversion of taxpayer ...

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