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A letter from an alumnus about Edward Said ’57

September 29, 2003

Edward W. Said '57, the longtime Columbia University professor and the author of numerous books and articles, died September 25. According to obituaries, Dr. Said served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale and was awarded 20 honorary degrees, including by the American University of Beirut last June. As an alumnus I would be interested in knowing whether Princeton ever honored its distinguished son.

Robert F. Ober Jr. '58
Sharon, Conn.

Editor's Note: According to the Office of the President, Said has not received an honorary degree from Princeton.

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