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Sept.19, 2012

Vol. 113, No. 1

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Special graduation ceremonies

In response to: Bittersweet farewell: A diary

Published on September19, 2012

Princeton espouses diversity in all areas of University life, and then promotes separatism with special graduation ceremonies for the Pan-African, Latino, and LGBT graduates. The intellectual dishonesty of this latest attempt at pandering, under the guise of political correctness, leads me to wonder what other messages of this type are being sent to those graduates who didn’t qualify for special consideration. I always felt honored to be a part of one graduation ceremony representing all of us, the great and not-so-great, all devoted, with some exceptions, to the university that gave us a truly liberal education. The trustees, like many corporate boards, are once again asleep at the switch.

JOHN W. MINTON JR. ’50
Bradenton, Fla.

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