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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

An orange-and-black tale

In response to: From Princeton’s vault

By Smokey Williams ’42

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

Readers of the Feb. 8 issue of PAW enjoyed W. Barksdale Maynard ’88’s account of how the tiger became Princeton’s emblem. Orange and black, and all that. However, there is a postscript to be made. The colors of the House of Orange and Nassau were actually royal blue and orange –...

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A coach who put academics first

In response to: Extra Point

By Sandy Thatcher ’65 *67

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

While Merrell Noden ’78 makes an important point about balance between athletics and academics at Princeton in his Extra Point column (Sports, Jan. 18), he did not choose wisely by starting with an implied contrast with Penn State, where I worked for 20 years (1989-2009)....

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Celebrating the literary

By John Jessup ’51

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

The Jan. 18 issue merits appreciation. The extensive and intensive devotion of so much space to the literary (shades of The Lit) is impressive. The Kahneman “thinking” piece illuminates. Michael Pratt’s musical march was a delight. Triangle’s Apocalypse, statuesque. A shame...

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Special issue stirs memories of books

By William P. Wreden Jr. ’62

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

Bravo for PAW’s Jan. 18 special issue on books. My father was an antiquarian bookseller, and since I was a boy, books have been my life, whether I always liked them or not. My grandmother used to tell me that when I was a boy I once ran through the hallways of our home, lined...

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Pronoun proficiency preferred

In response to: Off-campus eateries: Here today, chain tomorrow?

By Dennis Grubbs ’63

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

Reference: the comment about Hoagie Haven in the in caption accompanying the Feb. 8 Campus Notebook article on “Off-campus eateries” – anyone whose Hoagie Haven hanging-out precluded pronoun proficiency should surely have “his or her” degree revoked.

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