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Sept. 19, 2012

Vol. 113, No. 1


From the Archives

In response to: From The Archives

Published in the September 19, 2012 issue

Martha (“Marty”) Paxton Franchot ’77 contacted PAW to identify herself as the “long-lashed Tigress” pictured with a thoughtful Fred Fox ’39 in PAW’s Feb. 8 From the Archives photo. As a freshman, Franchot asked the then-Tiger — a male senior — why the University didn’t have a...

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Giving nurses short shrift

In response to: The Dissenter


Published in the September 19, 2012 issue

Re “The dissenter” (cover story, June 11): I do not like the phrasing “little more than being a nurse” — it sells ­Florence Nightingale a little short. Your readers may find themselves glad of a nurse one day.

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Mourning Magie’s end

In response to: Lakeside apartments to replace Hibben, Magie


Published in the September 19, 2012 issue

We have such happy memories of our year in Magie, and especially the views over the lake. This is the first of our homes to be demolished (Campus Notebook, July 11), and I am suffering a sense of impending bereavement. I welcome the low-carbon elements of the replacement, but...

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A hail to humanism

In response to: President's Page


Published in the September 19, 2012 issue

As a member of the proud Class of ’51, I was and remain a humanist and write in praise of Old Nassau’s leader and the July 11 President’s Page. I majored in classics (Latin and Greek) and remember mentors like Robert Goheen ’40 *48, F.C. Bourne, Antony Raubitschek, George...

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Keeping pace online

In response to: Princeton joins consortium to offer free online classes


Published in the September 19, 2012 issue

About six months before Princeton announced plans to partner with Coursera (Campus Notebook, May 16), I wrote to President Tilghman that Princeton should consider what is going on with a number of non-Ivy League schools in regard to online courses. These online schools are...

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