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Apr.25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

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Questions about Greek policy

In response to: Tough penalties suggested for frosh-rush ban violators

By JEFF SHUMAN ’87

Published in the June6, 2012 issue

I was not in a fraternity at Princeton, and as far as I know, nobody in my extended family has ever been a member of one, either. Greek organizations were starting to reestablish themselves on campus during my undergraduate years, and I wasn’t happy to see them. That said,...

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Questions about Greek policy

In response to: Tough penalties suggested for frosh-rush ban violators

By ROBERT NORTON ’65

Published in the June6, 2012 issue

I am embarrassed for the University. Value judgments by the social engineers cannot be challenged! Both Orwell and Rand must be chuckling from their respective places in the ethers.

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Questions about Greek policy

In response to: Tough penalties suggested for frosh-rush ban violators

By ANAND GNANADESIKAN ’88 s’90 p’14

Published in the June6, 2012 issue

I hold no brief for frats, which I think would be a significant minus were they to spread on Princeton’s campus. But I’m enough of a civil libertarian to be very uncomfortable with the kinds of enforcement that would be required to make this policy stick. Ultimately, the...

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Sad statistics on academics

In response to: USG surveys academic life, asks faculty for changes

By PERRY LINK

Published in the June6, 2012 issue

How painful to read your story, “USG surveys academic life” (Campus Notebook, April 25). Here we learn that Princeton students spend only 26 hours per week on coursework outside of class. For courses that require more than four hours per week of reading, students report that,...

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Who should be admitted to elite schools?

In response to: Perspective

Published in the May16, 2012 issue

In a Perspective essay in the April 4 issue, Tamara Sorell ’81 described how she had advised her daughter not to apply to Princeton and other elite schools, saying she feared that admission policies “have reached the point where students who don’t have elaborately financed...

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