Princeton sports were in trouble.In 1992, the University’s vice president penned a study bringing varsity athletics under the microscope.
David Petraeus GS ’87 said on campus Saturday that fracking could be a solution to U.S. energy challenges for the next 100 years, according to attendees. The final speaking event at the University’s weekend conference for graduate alumni was closed to press but held in the University’s largest auditorium and could be attended by any of the 1,000 graduate alumni who registered for the conference.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said "lots of concerns" have been raised by a field study released this summer showing graduate schools do not consider an undergraduate program’s grading policy when evaluating applicants. Eisgruber, whocharged a University committeeMondaywith a wide review of the University’s 10-year-old grade deflation policy, mentioned the study in anevent that nightwith New York City alumni.
NEW YORK — University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 defended the high percentage of legacy applicants that earn admission to Princeton on Monday evening in an address to University alumni at the midtown Sheraton Hotel that proved to be the most candid unveiling of his presidential platform to date.The event was the first of13 visits Eisgruber will make to alumni around the globe over the coming academic yearand about 1,200 alumni — ranging from the Classes of 1945 to 2013 — attended the event.In an hour-long onstage interview with former ABC World News anchor and current University Trustee Charlie Gibson ’65, Eisgruber also explained his worries with the University’s grade deflation policy, elaborated on his plans to expand the size of the student body and admitted to Gibson that he feels uncomfortable talking about himself.On Monday, the University also announced a committee to review the grade deflation policy.Eisgruber also previewed a slogan that he hopes will define his presidency: “More students.
Alumni around the world who don’t already know the new University president, Christopher Eisgruber ’83, will have at least 13 chances to meet him, beginning Monday night.Eisgruber will travel the globe this year as he formally introduces himself to the University’s 88,000 alumni at dinner receptions.
As Kathryn Hall ’80 stepped forward to deliver the opening remarks for the installation of Christopher Eisgruber ’83, the man of the hour grabbed her arm and pointed at a chair. Should he remain standing as she spoke or sit in the outsized wooden throne on the Nassau Hall stage, Eisgruber seemed to ask, as 1,200 audience members laughed. Hall, the chair of the Board of Trustees, motioned for him to sit.
On a Saturday in Newark in November 1748, Aaron Burr Sr. transitioned into his new role as University president with a flair: speaking for 45 minutes in Latin from memory. Two hundred and sixty-five years later and 40 miles farther south, Christopher Eisgruber ’83 follows in Burr’s footsteps. This Sunday, the University will formally install Eisgruber as the University’s 20th president in a ceremony that dates back to Burr’s time as the second president of the College of New Jersey, Princeton’s original name.
“There are all sorts of politicians who have colorful personal lives. I don’t.” Christopher Eisgruber ’83 graduated at the top of the world’s best universities and climbed to the top of his favorite one.
In his first speech as University President, Christopher Eisgruber ’83 briefly acknowledged that dangerous hazing rituals occur on campus while addressing the Class of 2017 at Opening Exercises. Wearing the special black, gold-trimmed gown that the University President wears – this year with 20 bands of gold lacing on its sleeves to signify that he is the 20thUniversity President – Eisgruber’s comment on hazing amidst the pomp and circumstance of Opening Exercises was part of broader remarks on the notion of honor in society. This summer, Eisgruber assigned incoming freshmen to read philosophy professor Kwame Appiah's book, "The Honor Code." Entering students, Eisgruber said, should think closely about the concept of honor and how it relates to their own lives and studies at Princeton. Eisgruber used hazing as the example of an activity that shows how a quest for honor can be destructive.
David Petraeus GS'87 will return to Princeton this October for the first time since he resigned from his post as CIA director nearly a year before. Petraeus will speak at a dinner reception at the University’s conference for graduate alumni on Oct.
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