Letters

Inexorable progress

By Charles C. Baum ’64

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

After studying the April 27 Class Notes section, I am quite upset. There are only eight pages, beginning with the Notes from the Class of ’25, now in front of my 1964 Class Notes, and a full ten pages behind ’64, ending with Notes from the Class of 2010. This seems to be a...

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Tigers in world series

By Larry Becker ’51

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

In 1951, Princeton’s baseball team was one of eight teams nationally to go to the College World Series — a “once in Princeton’s lifetime” event! The selection was not easy. The selection committee could not believe a Princeton team was that good so it stalled, waiting past...

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Making the clubs better

By James C. Parham Jr. ’52

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

In light of the current review of social life at Princeton, younger Princetonians might be interested in the experience of the Class of ’52 in the bicker of 1950. For years before that, the clubs had extended invitations to a large majority of all sophomores, often leaving...

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Spared by a general

In response to: Princeton in the Confederacy's service

By Langdon Stevenson ’57

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

The article by W. Barksdale Maynard ’88, “Princeton in the Confederacy's Service” (feature, March 23), became interesting to me on a personal level when I read about Gen. Bradley Johnson 1849’s burning of Chambersburg, Pa., in 1864. Among the houses destroyed by his troops ...

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Creating great schools

In response to: Schoolhouses rock

By Eileen H. Bakke ’75

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

Kathy Kiely ’77’s “Schoolhouses rock” (cover story, March 2) highlights the impressive achievements of numerous Princeton alumni dedicated to changing education. Many of us aren’t Waiting for Superman. In 2004, my husband and I founded Imagine Schools, a national operator of...

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