In Response to: The Legacy of Legacy

The cover of the December issue of PAW could represent my family (minus grandpa’s cigar!) — my grandfather, father, uncle, stepfather, his brother, my two brothers, stepbrother, daughter, and myself all attended Princeton. As my 10th grade granddaughter approaches time for the college application exercise, I wonder whether or not she will be accepted if she applies to Princeton. I can see various pros and cons concerning legacies and am agnostic about their retention or elimination. Either way, I hope that my talented granddaughter will apply and gain admission based on what she has accomplished and all that she brings to the table. 

Jonathan B. Rickert ’59
Bainbridge Island, Wash.