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May13, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 13

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Multicultural events at the Chapel

In response to: Glorifying religious diversity

By Alan D. Franklin ’43 *50

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I was disturbed by the letter of R.H. van Fossen Jr. ’63 (Feb. 11), with its implied claims to universal Truth. I should, in the interest of full disclosure, state that I am a secular humanist concerned with maintaining religious values but without supernatural claims. As...

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Debating Taiwan's independence

In response to: China and Taiwan

By Ronald Chen ’90

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

In response to George Costow ’04 (letters, June 10), I have no idea how his remarks contribute to the discussion of Taiwan’s independence. My original letter was an argument against Thomas Corwin ’62’s statement (letters, March 4) that “Taiwan’s independence can make no sense.”...

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Reflecting on pride and gratitude

In response to: Alumni pride

By Argyris Vassiliou *91

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

Bob Bender ’71’s letter of July 15 leaves me puzzled.The heading above it proclaims “Alumni pride.” If it has taken two and a half centuries of accumulating greatness to finally inspire pride inan alumnus, perhaps a little reflection – or what the communists used to call...

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Resolving a clash in ethical standards

In response to: The hookup culture

By Stuart F. Hayes ’50

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

With regard to the question of ethics raised by professors George and Lonregan (letters, March 4 and June 10), let me go to the very base of things. Presently, tension exists between the older and the newer ethical standards. I view the choice as follows: Life is like a great...

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Rare support for chastity-center plans

In response to: Respect and consent

By Robert P. George

Published in the July15, 2009 issue

I thank Brian Zack ’72 for his kind words about my teaching (letters, July 15).I’m happy to confirm that we are indeed friends. Dr. Zack is “at a loss” as to why Professor Londregan and I find his support for a campus love and fidelity center “especially impressive in view of...

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