Regarding the June 11 On the Campus column, I was bemused to learn that there might actually be a student referendum that included how the administration sets academic standards. The creep of grade inflation has led in the direction of everybody-gets-an-A (Hey! Where’s the party?), while deflation flags the student’s deficiencies and helps him make the most of his family’s investment. Forcing students to earn their grades also raises the value of a Princeton diploma in the world at large.

I enjoyed the closing equivocation by senior class president Tom Haine ’08. There’s a place waiting for him in Washington.

George E. Miller ’54