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Jan. 19, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 6

For the record

Published in the January 19, 2011 issue

A memorial for Stephen Valentine III ’47 *49 in the Dec. 8 issue incorrectly reported information about his family. He is survived by his wife, Christine, and four children. He was predeceased by a son in 2002. The Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Firestone...

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Seeking alumni views

By Robert K. Durkee ’69

Published in the January 19, 2011 issue

Following up on last year’s report from a task force on the eating clubs (Cam pus Notebook, June 2), this year a different working group of students, faculty, and staff is looking at ways to improve social and residential life on campus and in the residential colleges. We...

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Misleading numbers

In response to: Numbers can mislead

By David T. Moran ’62

Published in the January 19, 2011 issue

As a career scientist in sensory neuro­biology, I was delighted to read the article about Charles Seife ’93’s book, Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception (Alumni Scene, Oct. 13). When I was a grad student in biology at Brown in the late ’60s, I was astounded to...

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Religious violence

In response to: A moment with...

By Ron Thompson ’64

Published in the January 19, 2011 issue

I respectfully must differ with all five answers Professor Mark Cohen gave in his PAW interview (A Moment with, Nov. 3). Although it is correct that anti-Semitism “originated” in Europe, nowhere in the world is it more relentless and deadly than in Muslim countries of the...

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Battling over Alimta

In response to: Alimta patent upheld

By David S. Herr ’65, M.D.

Published in the January 19, 2011 issue

I was dismayed to read the article (Campus Notebook, Dec. 8) regarding the University’s legal action, in concert with Eli Lilly and Co., to keep the cancer drug Alimta from being made available as a generic drug for an additional five years. If the University and Eli Lilly...

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