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Mar.†21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Miscellaneous

Alumni pride

By Bob Barber ’71

Published in the July†15, 2009 issue

When I first learned, during the campaign, that Michelle Obama ’85 is a Princeton grad, I finally felt I had a reason to be proud of my alma mater. Now that I’ve learned William Greider ’58 (A Moment With, May 13) and Sonia Sotomayor ’76 are also alums, I’ve got two more reasons.

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Support club's staff

By Alison Winfield, Columbia ’05

Published in the April†22, 2009 issue

The Columbia Club is in residence at the Princeton Club of New York, and I am a member of both. There have been recent staff layoffs by club management. I suggest that these layoffs demonstrate poor policy. The club is what we make it to be, and perhaps it means something...

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A modest idea for Annual Giving

By Dick Wythes ’51

Published in the March†18, 2009 issue

Now, after 20 years of real and pseudo [grad school] Yalies in the White House, we at long last have a Tiger. I propose that we come up with an 800 phone number to be made available to all Princeton alumni … perhaps 1-800 MS OBAMA or 1-800 MICHELE [misspelled] or 1-800 LINCOLN....

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Making moral distinctions

By John F. Fay *85

Published in the March†18, 2009 issue

Professor Jonathan D. Cohen’s work on neuroscience and moral reasoning, highlighted in the Fall 2008 brochure of Aspire Princeton, provides a perfect example of why good scientists do not necessarily make good moral philosophers and confirms my decision not to give any money to...

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An appreciation in rhyme

By James M. Shea ’57

Published in the March†18, 2009 issue

PAUL KRUGMAN, Ph.D. He is Nobel laureate and professor, which†mandates that he is the possessor of rationality, objectivity, and lack of bias, when writing or speaking on dais. These attributes are often left behind when he has weekly change of mind to write N.Y. Times...

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Basing science on the evidence

By S. Fred Singer *48

Published in the March†18, 2009 issue

The Daily Princetonian reported Jan. 12 that “[Professor Michael] Oppenheimer, director of the Wilson School’s Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, stressed that the preponderance of evidence and majority of expert opinion points to a strong anthropogenic...

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Plaudits for Obama '85

By Paul Mendelson ’62

Published in the March†4, 2009 issue

Finally, after several years of keeping score of alumni in the nation’s disservice — Rumsfeld ’54, Alito ’72, Spitzer ’81, and the like — and trying to have PAW recognize my tally, I now feel compelled to change my tack. That is to say, I will try to be politically correct...

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The hookup culture

By Robert P. George, Professor of politics

Published in the March†4, 2009 issue

Princeton is a wonderful university, but there is a dark side to its social life — the culture of promiscuity known as “the hookup culture.” Many of our students feel deeply ambivalent about it, to say the least, but it exerts powerful pressure on them. Students, like other...

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Keep playing Citadel

In response to: Citadel game questions

By Richard Daily ’54

Published in the February†11, 2009 issue

I read with great interest Reed Benet ’84’s letter about the Citadel football game (Dec. 17). My wife and I, as well, attended the game and agree wholeheartedly with Reed. Perhaps being an ex-Naval officer, with one of my grandsons attending West Point, makes me better...

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For the record

In response to: Never Again?

Published in the December†17, 2008 issue

A profile of Professor Gary Bass in the Nov. 5 issue mistakenly stated that Bass “supported the Iraq war.” In fact, Bass said in an interview that he was deeply ambivalent about the war. It did not qualify as a humanitarian intervention, he believes, because there was no ongoing...

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A lack of hospitality

By Robert Wright ’97

Published in the October†22, 2008 issue

As a Southerner (born in Alabama, raised in Texas), I was saddened to learn the details of the recent football game at The Citadel in South Carolina. In particular, the cadets’ treatment of the Princeton University Band failed to live up to traditions of Southern hospitality. I...

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A Citadel apology

By Clarence C. Hutto

Published in the October†22, 2008 issue

I would like to pass on my sincerest apologies to everyone associated with Princeton University for the dishonorable treatment you received while visiting The Citadel campus for the football game between our two schools. The actions of the individual cadets, alumni, and Citadel...

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Itís orange and black

In response to: Commencement 2008

By George Hackney ’57

Published in the October†8, 2008 issue

Valedictorian Zachary Squire ’08 is quoted in the July 16 issue as saying, “When the black and orange horde of alumni descends upon the Princeton campus,” etc. It is always said as “orange and black.” There’s no rule, it’s not in the handbook, it is simply tradition. We even...

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Citadel alumnus offers an apology

By Clarence C. Hutto

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

I would like to pass on my sincerest apologies to everyone associated with Princeton University for the dishonorable treatment you received while visiting The Citadel campus for the football game between our two schools. The actions of the individual cadets, alumni, and Citadel...

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Providing dedication and levity

By Charlie Bergen ’07

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

“Recent incidents at the Citadel have reminded us yet again of what an awful institution that the Princeton University Band is.† All they do is irritate and incite others to violence, and I for one think it should be stopped.” Admittedly, I made up that statement, but I have...

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The band deserves respect

By Joel Thompson ’08

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

The band deserves congratulation and commendation, not censure, for the way it handled itself in response to verbal and physical harassment at the hands of The Citadel cadets the weekend of Sept. 20. It is important to remember three key things. First, everything the band did...

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A lack of Southern hospitality

By Robert Wright ’97

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

As a Southerner (born in Alabama, raised in Texas), I was saddened to learn the details of the recent football game at The Citadel in South Carolina. In particular, the cadets’ treatment of the Princeton University Band failed to live up to traditions of Southern hospitality. I...

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Shocking intimidation at The Citadel

By Amelia R. Brown ’99

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

As a proud alumna of Princeton and the Princeton University Band, and an enthusiastic football fan, I was saddened to hear recently about the shocking intimidation and disrespect that the Princeton football team, its fans, and particularly its band encountered at the game at The...

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The University should support the band

By Sharon Keld ’80

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

The Princeton University Band supports the athletic teams through thick and thin, and should get the support of the University and the community. The band performs a vital function of entertainment and provides an outlet of both music and fun for its members. † A friend of mine...

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For the record

Published in the September†24, 2008 issue

A memorial for Joseph A. Fischer ’48 in the May 14 issue of PAW omitted a survivor. He is survived by his daughter, Marianne Fischer, as well as his wife, Irene, and his son, Joseph ’73.

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