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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Issues raised by articles in PAW

Questioning ‘verbal commitments’

In response to: EXTRA POINT: Recruited athletes and other unmentionables


Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

I have been meaning to comment on the article in the March 21 issue by Merrell Noden ’78 (sports), and was reminded to do so after reading an article in The Portland Press Herald. The article was about lacrosse player on the Cape Elizabeth High School team. She is junior...

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The P-rade spectacle

In response to: Get out the orange and black


Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

The “idea balloon” on page 47 (Alumni Scene) of the May 16 issue prompted this letter. In my novel, The Spies from Princeton, I have a description of the P-rade, which may amuse you – and perhaps other alumni. Stacia and I do high school recruiting for Princeton, and when young...

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Philosophy? No, social science

In response to: Philosophy tests


Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

Although I am glad to see philosophy becoming less arcane and more down-to-earth, I have misgivings about the so-called “experimental philosophy” (cover story, May 16). Of course, it is interesting to know how people stand on particular moral issues, and to what extent we...

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Researching adult ADHD

In response to: Treating adults with ADHD

By JEAN PETERSEN w’48 p’79 p’82 k’10

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

I read with interest the article about Mary Solanto ’73 (Alumni Scene, June 6) re ADHD. I was national executive director for 30 years of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, a 50,000-membership organization of professionals and parents headquartered in...

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More on Garrett’s discus

In response to: From Princeton’s vault


Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

I wanted to add a bit to the story on the discus Robert Garrett 1897 threw at the first Olympics in 1896 (Campus Notebook, July 11). At some point Garrett had lent the discus to Joseph Edward Raycroft (who was chairman of health and physical education at Princeton from 1911 to...

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