Second Chance Pell and the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative
June 23, 2022

by Christopher L. Eisgruber

Bravo to the federal education department for recently expanding a college-in-prison program that helps incarcerated people successfully transition back to society—and which has given Princeton faculty and students genuinely meaningful opportunities to extend our impact beyond this campus.

President's Blog: 10th Anniversary of DACA
June 15, 2022

Today is the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  For Princeton, it is a day of both pride and frustration. 

Pride, because DACA students at Princeton have conducted important research, served in leadership roles, and been able to participate in all aspects of the university…

Beyond University Rankings: Promoting Transparency and Accountability
June 8, 2022

"Beyond University Rankings: Promoting Transparency and Accountability" was first published the newsletter Not Alone from

Commencement 2022: The Value of Persistence
May 24, 2022

As delivered

In a few minutes, all of you will walk out of this stadium as newly minted graduates of this University.  Before you do, however, it is my privilege to say a few words about the path ahead.

That privilege feels even more special than usual this year.  It is an honor to speak to the Great…

Commencement 2020: Entangled with Princeton
May 18, 2022

As delivered

As you know from prior experience, Princeton tradition allows the University president to say a few words to each graduating class at its Commencement exercises.  Giving that address is a special privilege, and one that I cherish.

That privilege today feels even more extraordinary than usual, since…

President's Blog: Statement Regarding Buffalo Shooting
May 17, 2022

Our hearts break for the ten people killed and three others wounded by a racist gunman in a Buffalo grocery store last weekend.  The anguish caused to the victims and their families, and to the broader Black community, is simultaneously unfathomable and yet too familiar.  It is outrageous, unjust, and intolerable. 

As I…

Addressing Climate Change
May 3, 2022

Addressing Climate Change was originally posted in the May 2022 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Alumni often ask me what the University is doing to address the climate crisis. Here is what I tell them. —C.L.E.


President's Blog: I know it’s finals season—but are you ready for the midterms?
April 28, 2022

Civic engagement in a democracy is an all-year, every-year responsibility, but one that takes on special urgency as a big election approaches. With national elections coming this fall, now is a great time to make sure you’re registered to vote—and to encourage your friends, classmates, and family to do the same. 

President's Blog: A competitiveness bill is good for universities, industry, and America
April 26, 2022

Maintaining American leadership amid heightened global competition will require intensified basic scientific research, the traditional domain of universities, as well as accelerated technology development, the traditional province of the private sector.

 Both houses of Congress have recently passed landmark bills that will…

Response to USG Spring 2022 Referendum No. 3
April 22, 2022

Dear Mayu and Charlotte,

Thank you for your message and the accompanying paper regarding the Undergraduate Student Government’s recent referendum.  In light of the subject matter of that referendum and the controversy regarding it, I write now to remind the USG of the University’s procedures governing dissociation from companies…