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Dec. 12, 2012

Vol. 113, No. 5

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BUZZ BOX: ’77’s wheelchair project adds meaning to reunion

In response to: Free to move

Published in the December 12, 2012 issue

Alumni posted enthusiastic comments at PAW Online with the Oct. 10 story about members of the Class of 1977 who distributed wheelchairs to more than 500 people in Peru as a 35th-reunion class-service project.  “Mil gracias a ’77,” wrote GREG ­PLIMPTON ’73, a Peace Corps ...

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Debating the transfer ban

In response to: Extra Point

By STEWART A. LEVIN ’75

Published in the December 12, 2012 issue

Whatever the other arguments for or against admitting transfer students (Extra Point, Oct. 24), football “parity” ranks at the bottom of my list. Indeed, our former president Bill Bowen *58, co-author of The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values, might well...

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Debating the transfer ban

In response to: Extra Point

By ELEANOR A. VIVONA-VAUGHAN ’79

Published in the December 12, 2012 issue

Wow, did I have a negative reaction to this article. To propose that any university should adopt (or reinstate) a transfer policy simply because it needs talented athletes (football or otherwise) is offensive. I was a junior-year transfer student in 1977 and was not chosen for...

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Debating the transfer ban

In response to: Extra Point

By J.E. MURDOCK III ’69

Published in the December 12, 2012 issue

I think that it is absurd to not permit Princeton to do what it did before and to do what the other Ivy schools are doing. Please allow transfers quickly. If the student meets Princeton’s standards, then (s)he should be accepted if the transferee is a talented artist, a ...

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Debating the transfer ban

In response to: Extra Point

By STOCKTON GAINES *69

Published in the December 12, 2012 issue

Both my father (’23) and grandfather (1886) spent a year at West Virginia University before coming to Princeton. My father, at 6 foot 5 inches, was center on the basketball team and played other sports. I do not know if his, or my grandfather’s, sports abilities were a factor...

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