'The President's Blog' was first published in the September 2021 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Opening Exercises Address 2021
President’s Blog: Welcome Back to Campus
The beginning of a new academic year always brings fresh energy, and I feel especially excited to welcome you back to Princeton this month. In-person teaching, research, and scholarship are the heart of Princeton’s educational mission. Our people and our community are, first and foremost, what make this University a special place.
President’s Blog: #DoublePell
One of my highest priorities is to increase the number of low-income and middle-income students getting college degrees, both at Princeton and nationally. A college education is a rocket-booster for these tremendous young people, who for too long have been underrepresented at Old Nassau and many of our peers. We need their talent on our campus...
President’s Blog: The Urgent Need for Action on Behalf of Dreamers
Two years ago, in November 2019, I stood on the steps of the United States Supreme Court alongside our alumna María Perales Sánchez ’18, Princeton’s general counsel Ramona Romero, and Microsoft’s president,...
Commencement 2021: Together Six Feet Apart
President's Blog: On Juneteenth
On Friday of this week, Princeton will observe Juneteenth as an official University holiday. Princeton University first recognized the holiday last year. We announced last month that we would honor Juneteenth annually as a...
Immigration bill to help keep STEM grad students in U.S. must include humanities and social sciences
"Immigration bill to help keep STEM grad students in U.S. must include humanities and social sciences" first appeared in the June 2021 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
President's Blog: Statement on Anti-Semitic Incidents on Campus
My mother and her family fled Nazi Germany more than 70 years ago, barely escaping with their lives. The America in which they settled had its own long and ugly history of anti-Semitism, but over time our country became far more tolerant and inclusive.