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Mar. 7, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 8

Parents and good-byes

In response to: Tiger parenting

By LAURENCE C. DAY ’55

Published in the March 7, 2012 issue

Entering Princeton (feature, Dec. 14) is the epitome of entering the adult world. Parents need not apply. The University’s parent receptions should be brief, if at all. All parents should be informed in advance of move-in day that they must depart the campus by a specific...

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Challenging false dichotomies

In response to: ON BOOKS: What keeps her up at night

By LAURA SMIETANKA JENSEN *79

Published in the March 7, 2012 issue

I was pleased to see PAW recognize the work of Jodi Picoult ’87 (cover story, Jan. 18). In her writing, Picoult imaginatively tackles subjects that others hesitate to question and provokes her readers to join her in places others would not go. Books like hers challenge the ...

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Involve public in library plans

In response to: ON BOOKS: A quiet place to dream

By ZACK WINESTINE ’81

Published in the March 7, 2012 issue

The profile of Anthony Marx *86 *90 (cover story, Jan. 18) twice quotes him referring to the importance of an informed citizenry in a democratic society. As the profile briefly mentions, under his leadership the New York Public Library is planning a controversial redesign of...

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Teaching, learning, grading

In response to: Holding the line on A’s

By WILLIAM J. JONES ’57

Published in the March 7, 2012 issue

Daniel Cohen ’67’s statement that “a certain amount of knowledge should be the goal of each course, and those who master it should be rewarded with an A” (Inbox, Jan. 18) wholly misconstrues the nature of both teaching and learning, making the education process comparable, to...

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