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Mar. 2, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 8

Alimta's patent

In response to: Battling over Alimta

By Daniel Feigelson ’90

Published in the March 2, 2011 issue

I agree with David Herr ’65 (letters, Jan. 19) that seeing someone suffer from a terminal disease solely because she can’t afford an extant treatment is heart-wrenching. But his proposal that innovative drug companies give away their medicines is untenable.   It costs...

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Don't overlook chastity

In response to: Table talk: Drinking, sex, and how things go wrong

By John F. Fay *85

Published in the March 2, 2011 issue

With the article “Table talk: Drinking, sex, and how things go wrong” (Campus Notebook, Jan. 19), I see that sexism is alive and well at Princeton. One student noted that “a lot of males are utterly incompetent about reading clues.” The editors thought enough of the quote...

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More Tiger pranks

In response to: Pranks for the memories

By Robert M. Ellsworth ’82

Published in the March 2, 2011 issue

My favorite “concept” prank (feature, Jan. 19) was swapping whole floors of offices in Fine Tower. Each floor in this tower is almost exactly like the others, except for the view out the windows. Sufficiently far from the ground, they’re interchangeable, except for the usual...

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Those 'Prince' spoofs

In response to: Pranks for the memories

By Robert E. “Bob” Buntrock *67

Published in the March 2, 2011 issue

I was at Princeton from 1962–67, earning a Ph.D. in chemistry. I remember well The Great Train Robbery, at least from the coverage in The Daily Princetonian and elsewhere. What was not mentioned was that the perps could have faced legal punishment, since that was the one...

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When toilet paper exploded

In response to: Pranks for the memories

By Stuart Hibben ’48

Published in the March 2, 2011 issue

I confess that I was complicit in a freshman-year prank that involved the infamous Toilet Paper Bomb: Take a roll of toilet paper, plug up one end, pour in powdered explosive, plug up the other end, and bore a hole for a twisted-paper fuse — and voilą, you had a device that...

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