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June 5, 2013

Vol. 113, No. 14

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BUZZ BOX: First-person essays strike a chord online

Published in the June 5, 2013 issue

First-person essays by alumni that are posted at PAW Online often resonate with other alums. Recent examples are Claire ­Hurley ’82’s call for a Princeton course on caregiving and Aida del Valle ’73’s memoir of the minority experience in the early days of coeducation, both...

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Ph.Ds, postdocs, and careers

In response to: Ex-Princeton fellow’s tale triggers ­postdoc debate among grad students

By JIM GILLAND *88

Published in the June 5, 2013 issue

The fact that there are postdocs (On the Campus, April 24) shows a failure of the Ph.D. educational system. The Ph.D. is supposed to be enough preparation for starting an academic career. The postdoc’s sheer existence indicates an unbalanced supply and demand (as many ...

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Ph.Ds, postdocs, and careers

In response to: Ex-Princeton fellow’s tale triggers ­postdoc debate among grad students

By DAN FINEMAN *76

Published in the June 5, 2013 issue

While the catalyst for this article came from a scientist, I do not know why the article only investigates that angle in a magazine devoted to the whole institution. Are the circumstances better or worse in the humanities, arts, and social sciences? I have reason to believe...

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Meeting a partner at college

In response to: Alumna’s advice: Marry a Princeton man!

By V. LYNN HOGBEN ’77 S’78

Published in the June 5, 2013 issue

As a member of the same Princeton class as Susan Patton and having read her entire letter online (Campus ­Notebook, April 24), I want to make clear that her attitude is not representative of women who attended Princeton in the ’70s. We were born in the ’50s, but we were not...

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A risky presidential choice

In response to: Princeton taps its provost to become next president

By RICHARD J. BALFOUR ’71

Published in the June 5, 2013 issue

After 25 years of exceptionally strong leadership by Canadians, was it really wise of the trustees to abandon that strategy for the choice of the president and instead to take the risk of an American (Campus Notebook, May 15)?

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