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Mar. 20, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 9


Thesis length

In response to: Hold that thought! Politics majors reined in


Posted on Mar. 14, 2013

This is in response to your Talk Back request (“Hold that thought! Politics majors reined in,” Campus Notebook, Jan. 16). My 1964 history thesis, “The Fur Trade in Oregon, 1822-1828: Anglo-American Conflict,” totaled 87 double-spaced typed pages (77 narrative pages including...

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Another concert memory

In response to: Play a song for me


Posted on Mar. 14, 2013

I remember very well attending the 1966 Prince-Tiger dance on Friday, Nov. 4. dance was in Dillon Gym and was limited to the first 1,500 ticket purchasers. Chuck Berry was the main act, and he duckwalked across the stage as he played. Gary U.S. Bonds was a supporting act....

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Remembering Burgi

In response to: In Memoriam


Posted on Mar. 14, 2013

Princeton in the 1960s had its fair share of best-ever educational experiences. One of them was the Slavic languages department. A number of us were so blessed.  Richard Burgi was one of the department’s great teachers. He was the enthusiast’s enthusiast – dedicated, serious,...

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Volcker '49's legacy

In response to: Reading Room: William Silber *66


Posted on Mar. 14, 2013

This is by way of supplementing “The legacy of Volcker ’49” (Alumni Scene, Jan. 16): Many people will say that the gold standard ended in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order preventing American citizens from exchanging their dollar bills for gold. But the...

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BUZZ BOX: Romantic puns? Alums love ’em!

Published in the March 20, 2013 issue

When PAW issued a Valentine’s Day challenge on Facebook and Twitter for readers to submit Princeton-related romantic puns, alumni responded. Here’s a ­sampling: You set my heart on Firestone.  You don’t have to bicker my heart.  I studied you during reading­ period.  — LIZ...

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