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Jan. 16, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 6

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For the Record

In response to: Reading Room: William J. Cooper ’62

Published in the January 16, 2013 issue

Statements about Abraham Lincoln’s understanding of the South in an Oct. 24 Alumni Scene story about William J. Cooper ’62’s recent book, We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860–April 1861, deserve clarification. As PAW readers pointed out, Lincoln...

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‘Crowning vs. creation’

In response to: Potential-based admissions

By F. HOPE MURTAUGH ’86

Published in the January 16, 2013 issue

As a former member of the admission staff at Princeton under Fred Hargadon, I can reassure Ken Phillips ’62 that he does not raise a new dilemma for Princeton’s admission office, nor is it one that has gone unaddressed in the admission process, as he assumes in his Oct. 10 ...

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Challenging Velikovsky

In response to: IDEAS: The day Venus hit the Earth

By KIM J. MASTERS ’68

Published in the January 16, 2013 issue

I was glad to read about Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe by Professor Michael Gordin (Campus Notebook, Oct. 24). As a sophomore in the fall of 1965, I challenged Velikovsky in The Daily Princetonian on his theory that the mythical...

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Expressing celebration

In response to: Tigers stun Harvard with come-from-behind victory

By DANIEL BAXTER ’82

Published in the January 16, 2013 issue

Regarding the Nov. 14 cover headline for our football win over Harvard: JUBILATION! Couldn’t you think of more ridiculous way to say “we win”? Was 23 SKIDDOO being saved for ­basketball? Would PROPITIOUS ­EXUBERANCE not fit on line? Thanks for giving my kids good laugh...

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A noun, or a verb?

In response to: Goodnight, iPad?

By GERALD S. GOLDEN ’57

Published in the January 16, 2013 issue

Professor William Gleason, the incoming chairman of the Department of English, in his delightful article “Goodnight, iPad?” (feature, Oct. 10), states that the author “playfully foregrounds many of the central questions.” The last time I looked, “foreground” was a noun. No...

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