In Response to: A Combustible Mix 

Maitland Jones was by far the best professor I had during my time at Princeton, and organic chemistry was my favorite class (despite graduating as an economic major). I am beyond bewildered that students at an accredited university would think that their grade should be a reflection of the time and energy required to learn the material rather than an evaluation of how well they understand the material.

Growing up, I could have spent all my waking (and sleeping) hours trying to develop my limited baseball skills, but never would I have made it as a professional, much less hit 62 American League home runs and been named MVP. Although, given the protesting students’ logic, perhaps I should be expecting a 9-year, $360 million offer from the Yankees any day now.

Denn Dickey ’74
Denver, Colo.