In response to “Fitting In” by Amy Ramos ’87 (Alumni POV, March/April): As a low-income student accepted in a need-blind period when Brown was increasing the ratio of public- to private-school students, Ms. Ramos points out a number of very real differences in the environment. In a sense, we lucky ones gained a greater education at Brown than most. We received the ability to think from professors who taught us more than just facts; we learned that we were intellectually equivalent to others at Brown; but, most importantly, we also received a fantastic education in the realities of life in the real world.

F. William Abbate ’61

St. Simons Island, Ga.

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