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Apr.25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

Another path for Ph.D.s

In response to: Perspective

By LAURA KNICKERBOCKER LLOYD ’78

Published in the April25, 2012 issue

It is rare to read in PAW an article that combines a breathtaking sense of entitlement coupled with awkward syntax and a tone-deaf attitude toward life, but “High heels beat flats: Why I left academia” by Hilary Levey Friedman delivers just that. An author who claims to want...

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Another path for Ph.D.s

In response to: Perspective

By LINDSEY MEAD RUSSELL ’96

Published in the April25, 2012 issue

Bravo! I applaud Hilary Levey Friedman’s story of listening to what you really want, and of stepping off the track that previously had fit so well — a process (both the figuring out and the stepping off, actually) that I’m familiar with myself. And I think I’d love her shoes,...

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A nonlevel playing field

In response to: Base admissions on merit

By ANDREAS BERLIND ’95

Published in the April25, 2012 issue

Most of us in the graduate-admissions game agree with Russ Nieli *79 (Inbox, Feb. 8) that talent, hard work, and achievement ideally should be the only criteria for advancement in academia. However, it would be extremely naive to think that abandoning considerations of...

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A nonlevel playing field

In response to: Biology grad programs move needle on diversity

By PATRICK KRUG ’92

Published in the April25, 2012 issue

Russ Nieli decries efforts by the molecular biology department (Campus Notebook, Dec. 14), from which I graduated 20 years ago, to recruit graduate students from underrepresented ethnic groups. I am a faculty member at a minority-serving university in east Los Angeles. Our ...

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Valuing diversity

In response to: Trustee panel to study new diversity initiatives

By WALTER A. RUCH ’51

Published in the April25, 2012 issue

“Trustee panel to study new diversity initiatives” (Campus Notebook, March 7) reminded me just how often, when praising Princeton, two themes prevailed. First, the University offered an introduction to the most diverse and extraordinary people imaginable, yet seemingly united...

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