Speeches & Writings


President Eisgruber addresses a wide range of audiences and issues in the course of a year, and among his most important speeches are the ones he delivers at Princeton University’s Commencement and Opening Exercises in the spring and fall, respectively. His remarks on these occasions explore the basic values that define a Princeton education, as well as the opportunities and challenges confronting students as they enter and leave our University community. A sampling of recent speeches can be found below.

Contested Civility: Free Speech & Inclusivity on Campus

Opening Exercises 2019: “The Wisdom of the Dead and the Energy of the Living”

Corvallis High School Commencement Address, June 7, 2019

Commencement 2019: Civil Virtues

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019, 2:01 pm
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Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) Pages

President Eisgruber writes about a broad range of topics in "The President's Page," which appears in the Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) magazine. University messages in the PAW began in the 1970s, and "The President's Page" sometimes includes guest columns by faculty and other Princeton campus members. A sampling of recent columns can be found below.

Making the Case for DACA

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020, 12:00 am

“The Spirit of Truth-Seeking”

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019, 12:00 am

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: Responding to a Global Need

“In the Service of Humanity” — Novogratz Bridge Year Program Prepares Leaders and Global Citizens

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President Eisgruber releases statements on academic, administrative and other issues related to Princeton University. A sampling of recent statements can be found below.

President Eisgruber addresses Princeton community on Covid-19

President's Letter: The State of the University, February 2020

Letter from President Eisgruber and Other Leaders of New Jersey Colleges and Universities to New Jersey Congressional Delegation Regarding Immigration

Letter from President Eisgruber to Congressional Leaders Regarding Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

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