Continued from Valedictory: Part One
My attention was caught by a few items in particular.
- Princeton University faculty voted to approve Janeway’s nomination, and thus bequeath to him the honor of class valedictorian, on Sunday, 11 April 1965. They did so, despite Janeway’s obvious inability to effectively manage the Response event. The Princetonian does not mince words; “embarrassing failure” is an accurate description for leadership of an event that publicly embarrassed an Assistant Secretary of Defense, a Republican Congressmen and a Democrat senator. These events transpired on the prior day, 10 April 1965.
- Further complicating matters include Janeway’s status as a member of the editorial staff of the The Princetonian, the very same publication in which all activities and events were reported.
Unproven, unsubstantiated conjectures
It is difficult to draw any conclusions. I will list a few possibilities, each of which is based on nothing other than speculation on my part. William Janeway may have been a beneficiary of his social status and family background, or he may have been a victim. Continue reading