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Apr. 25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

Free to invest poorly

In response to:

By Andrew K. Leh ’51

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

I applaud Jack Bogle ’51’s opinion to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act (A Moment With, March 7). Many of our problems of the past 10 years have come from the permission to speculate with taxpayer backing. You should have the freedom not only to make money, but also to lose it.

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Library plans a blow to scholarship

In response to: Involve public in library plans

By Aram Arkun ’81

Posted on Apr. 18, 2012

I have to agree with my classmate Zack Winestine ’81’s comments (letters, March 7) concerning the Anthony Marx *86 *90 feature (Jan. 18), and would like to point out a different dimension to the controversial plan for redesign of the 42nd Street research library. As a scholar...

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BUZZ BOX: Ghost Army tale sparks fond Fox recollections

In response to: Freddy Fox goes to war

Published in the April 25, 2012 issue

The March 21 cover story on Fred Fox ’39’s role in the Ghost Army unit of World War II drew appreciative comments from readers at PAW Online. “Another feather in Freddie Fox’s ­much-festooned Tiger hat,” wrote KERRY BROWN ’74.  “For alumni of a certain age, it is virtually...

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Another path for Ph.D.s

In response to: Perspective

By ANNA MARIA ORTIZ ’95

Published in the April 25, 2012 issue

I smiled at Hilary Levey Friedman *09’s article on leaving academia (Perspective, March 21). Like Dr. Friedman, my husband (’96) and I are post-academic Ph.Ds by choice. We, too, were struck by the arbitrary whims of academia, including the tendency of many in our fields to...

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Another path for Ph.D.s

In response to: Perspective

By SUKETU BHAVSAR *78

Published in the April 25, 2012 issue

Thanks to Hilary Levey Friedman for sharing her story poignantly and with humor. A similar epiphany occurs within academia when a choice is made between teaching and research. For some academics it becomes more satisfying to share their passion of the field in a large class,...

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