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June 10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

Independent scholars

In response to: Do-it-yourself scholars

By Gene Bruskin ’68

Published in the June 10, 2009 issue

Merrell Noden ’78’s cover story, “Do-it-yourself scholars,” in the April 22 issue made me proud to be a member of the Class of ’68. Noden did a great job of placing Jeffrey Perry ’68’s historical breakthrough (Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism) in the context of...

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Recognizing alternative academic careers

In response to: Do-it-yourself scholars

By Tzivia Moreen ’02

Published in the June 10, 2009 issue

Merrell Noden’s piece on “Do-it-yourself scholars” made me think immediately of my mother-in-law, Vera Basch Moreen ’72, a scholar of Judeo-Persian and Islamic studies. After receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard, she devoted time to her family, and has since been without academic...

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An independent thinker

In response to: Do-it-yourself scholars

By R. William Potter ’68

Published in the June 10, 2009 issue

What a delight and inspiration to read “Do-it-yourself scholars” by Merrell Noden­, with its focus on the spirited life and work of Jeff Perry ’68 — my onetime roommate — and Jeff’s new career as a biographer of the nearly forgotten African-American public intellectual and...

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Isolated at Princeton

In response to: Mrs. Obama goes to Washington

By Sharath Raja ’88

Published in the June 10, 2009 issue

While I would never claim to understand African-American student life at Princeton in the 1980s, Michelle Obama ’85’s recollections (cover story, March 18) resonate deeply with my own experiences as an Indian-American undergraduate. She has forced me to confront what it was like...

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Isolation and skin color

In response to: Mrs. Obama goes to Washington

By Elizabeth Stevenson Green ’84

Published in the June 10, 2009 issue

As I read through “Mrs. Obama Goes to Washington” (cover story, March 18), I remembered my experience during the same time period on the Princeton campus. I had come from fully integrated schools, the first student from my high school in 10 years to attend any Ivy League school...

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