Letters

Nuclear power's safety

In response to: A moment with...

By Theodore Rockwell ’43 *45 p’70

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

Knowing Princeton’s historic contributions to early nuclear-energy technology, I’m sad that nuclear commentary from Princeton is now generally from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Frank von Hippel’s response to the question of safety at...

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Outside review needed

By Vivian Thomson ’77 p’11 p’13

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

Dr. Antonio Calvo committed suicide April 12 (story, page 12). He was senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. During his 10 years at Princeton, Dr. Calvo won the respect of many colleagues and students, including my daughter Flora ...

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Picking alumni trustees

By Martin S. Harris Jr. ’54 *59

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

The day after I received an e-mail from the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees (CNAT) urging me to vote in their election, I wrote a letter with comments on the process to PAW, but it turns out that my comments were too late for pre-vote publication. It doesn’t matter:...

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Gold-plated education

In response to: Deficit disorder

By Sidney van den Bergh ’50

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

PAW’s April 6 cover story, “Deficit disorder,” helps in understanding why University of Texas has just added $500 million in gold to its endowment, bringing its total bullion holdings to $987 million. Sixty-three years ago my Princeton tuition, room, and board cost me...

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P.U.-Blairstown ties

In response to: What role for Blairstown?

By Chris Shephard ’98

Published in the June 1, 2011 issue

The Philadelphian Society, created in 1825 and now incorporated as the Princeton-Blairstown Center (Campus Notebook, April 6), is America’s oldest University-affiliated service organization. A social entrepreneurship innovator and incubator, the organization helped found the...

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