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May14, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 13

Cover Story

Financial aid: Who wins?

As elite schools offer financial aid to more affluent families, other colleges struggle to stay in the game

By Katherine Hobson ’94

“Your money is always greener before your tuition’s paid, 
And if the years are leaner, you must get financial aid. 
And so the administration, not too many days ago, they changed the situation. 
Now all can afford to go ... Princeton is free! Princeton...

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Robert F. Goheen ’40 *48

Robert Francis Goheen '40 *48 Memories of a leader who mastered the art of listening

Published in the May14, 2008, issue

Traveling through New Jersey in the late 1960s with two classmates from Harvard, Stephen Goheen stopped back home in Princeton, where his father, the president of Princeton University, invited the trio out to lunch. Cambridge, even more than Princeton, was...Read more

Jumping from the Ivory Tower

There’s life after a Ph.D. — and it may not be in academe

Published in the May14, 2008, issue

Ann Kirschner *78 spent her graduate-school years immersed in the great works of Victorian literature, but she didn’t stumble upon the sentence that launched her career as she was reading the novels of Dickens or Eliot. Rather, the powerful phrase came in the...Read more
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Rally ’Round the Cannon:The greatest hits of 1837
Gregg Lange ’70 tells the journal of an 1837 graduate offers a window into Princeton’s past.
On the Campus: A sneak preview of campus life
The Princeton Preview program gave more than 1,000 admitted students a firsthand look at the University, Folasade John ’09 writes.