Letters

A diversity suggestion

In response to: Trustee panel to study new diversity initiatives

By Ed Rutter ’52

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

I can’t believe the University isn’t diverse enough already (Campus Notebook, March 7). However, if you are still at it: Why not admit a few more straight, white male Americans who are conservative Republicans, go to church on Sunday, and don’t do drugs or participate in riots?

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The Antioch expeditions’ rationale

In response to: Dig of the century

By Ivor Noel Hume

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

W. Barksdale Maynard ’88’s fascinating article (cover story, March 7) raises legitimate questions regarding Princeton’s rationale for removing Roman remains from Antioch. I realize, of course, that the sites have been threatened and destroyed and that saving the mosaics was...

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Another Fred Fox tale

In response to: Freddy Fox goes to war

By Jay Cady ’78

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

Reading about Fred Fox ’39 and the Ghost Army (cover story, March 21) gave me perspective about the time I met Fred in 1976 in his capacity as Keeper of Princetoniana. My roommate, Mark Schaeffer ’78, had founded the Princeton Mime Company, and I was publicizing its first show....

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Taking risks for race relations

By Kevin R. Loughlin ’71

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

It can be argued that the seeds of the current Princeton Prize In Race Relations were sewn in the early 1960s by the efforts of John F. Kennedy ’39, John Doar ’44, and Nicholas Katzenbach ’43 to ensure the desegregation of Southern universities. Few remember the risks, personal...

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The danger of 'people-driven committees'

In response to: In defense of Teichberg ’96

By Robert Beebe ’75

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

In response to Mark Dallas ’96’s defense (letters, March 21) of Vladimir Teichberg ’96 (A Moment With, Dec. 14), and as one of the 1970s graduates who had attacked Teichberg (apparently due to a lingering “Cold War mentality”), I would point out that Teichberg’s phrase was...

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