A letter from
an alumnus about the January 29 issue.
February 3, 2003
This is feedback only. I thought the January 29 issue (which I received
today) was one of the better issues I have read. For most issues I read
the letters, sports, and class notes and occasionally an article. With
this issue I read 90% of the contents. Specifically, I loved the selections
from the course guide. What a great way to keep current with what's going
on academically at Princeton. Thank you.
Congratulations on the January 29, 2003, issue.
You have introduced changes into the hallowed but no longer weekly
that are impressive. Your approach has been to increase the vitality
of the content to this static list of subscribers an approach that
I read the editorial content and all articles cover to cover. Of particular
interest, as an undergraduate psych major and a 1954 product of the psychology
department's graduate course of studies, was the article on
Thinking About Thinking. I acknowledge that like most
Princeton undergraduates, I instantly jumped to the conclusion that the
answer to Problem Four was 100; which proves that the part of my brain
that predominated as an undergraduate won out over the other part of my
brain that I mistakenly thought took control when I entered graduate school.
Finally, my ex-wife, who was also from the Pennsylvania coal region, sought
Iacavazzi 65 after the final victory over Cornell in the undefeated
1964 season to tell him, as a fellow coal-cracker, how proud she was of
him. He thanked her and said that he had gotten similar compliments from
a lot of others that day. About 600 friends and relatives from Scranton
had come to Princeton that day to cheer on their local hero.
One of my classmates told me that the more outrageous a letter to PAW,
the greater the likelihood of it getting printed. My apologies for not
following his advice.