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May14, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 13

Learning from real life

By Hugh Scott '61

Published in the May14, 2008 issue

I would like to thank Will Bardenwerper ’98 (Letters, March 19) for his service to our country and for his thoughtful response to the Jan. 23 letter from William Mettler ’51. What a difference there is between the comments made by Mr. Mettler and Mr. Bardenwerper. One person...

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A political-correctness foul

In response to: Athletics and admission

By Robert C. Lang Jr. '70

Published in the May14, 2008 issue

Clay McEldowney ’69 correctly identifies the admission office as the reason for mediocrity or worse in some of the Princeton athletic teams. The admission policy limits the number of qualified athletes so that Princeton does not win too much, a political-correctness foul. This...

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Young entrepreneurs

By Clint B. Allen '03

Published in the May14, 2008 issue

As the fourth-place finisher in the 2001 annual business-plan competition — defeated by the group on the cover of the March 19 issue — and now a successful entrepreneur, I thoroughly enjoyed the spotlight placed on student entrepreneurship at Princeton. During my stay at...

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Promoting microfinance

In response to: Dollars and dreams

By John W. Scott '56

Published in the May14, 2008 issue

I commend you for your article featuring Arka Mukherjee *95 and his microfinance venture (feature, April 2). Microfinance has been the darling of development economists for the past few years, and it well deserves the increasing recognition. I suspect that you might come across...

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Excellence in sports

In response to: Athletics and admission

By Jessica Rogers '01

Published in the May14, 2008 issue

Clay McEldowney ’69’s letter (April 2) suggested that a change in admissions leadership has led to lower athletic prowess among our sports teams. However, he fails to mention the men’s hockey team’s ECAC Championship win over Harvard and its place in the national playoffs. The...

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