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Apr.†24, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 11

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Help for low-income students

In response to: Tilghman to lead a study of barriers faced by low-income students

By MACKNIGHT BLACK ’50

Published in the April†24, 2013 issue

What a pleasant surprise to see President Tilghman becoming involved in such mundane education topics (“Tilghman to lead a study of barriers faced by low-income students,” Campus Notebook, and President’s Page, Feb. 6). For Princeton has ignored the 2002–12 K–12...

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Tuition and the endowment

In response to: Princeton to raise undergraduate fees by 3.8 percent

By NICK ANGELL ’54

Published in the April†24, 2013 issue

In the March 6 Campus Notebook section, PAW reported that endowment income “is expected to contribute $752 million to the budget,” which is “47.6 percent of the projected income,” and also that the budget for 2013–14 is $1.5 billion. But you fail to provide us with the facts...

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Tuition and the endowment

In response to: Princeton to raise undergraduate fees by 3.8 percent

By ALEXANDER M. WILLIAMSON ’61 *62

Published in the April†24, 2013 issue

I found the recent issue of more than passing interest, not least the story about rising attendance costs, especially tuition (Campus Notebook, March 6). In the early summer of 1957, as an accepted engineering-student applicant, I received a 21-page booklet from Princeton....

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Pondering wealth, service

In response to: Six receive Princetonís top student honors

By TOM SINGER ’64

Published in the April†24, 2013 issue

Given the fact that the increasing unequal distribution of wealth is threatening our nation at its very core, I am not sure how reassuring I find it that Princeton’s best and brightest are going to work at Goldman Sachs and will tutor disadvantaged minority youth in their...

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A different Princeton

In response to: Acclaimed author Oates to retire from University

By ROGER DERBY ’54

Published in the April†24, 2013 issue

Perhaps Princeton changed between 1895 and 1905. What I know of my maternal grandfather, Linsly R. Williams 1895, doesn’t jibe with Joyce Carol Oates’ description of 1905 (Campus Notebook, March 6). According to my grandmother, her husband was so poor when he attended...

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