PAW Pages

The following is an archive of columns written for "The President's Page" in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

2023-24 Academic Year

Princeton Pre-read 2024: ‘The Worlds I See’
April 29, 2024

The post "Princeton Pre-read 2024: ‘The Worlds I See’" first appeared in the April 2024 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

 

When I took office in 2013, I established the Princeton…

Speak Up for Princeton and for Higher Education
March 1, 2024

"Speak Up for Princeton and for Higher Education" was first published in the March issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Seven years ago, I began writing annual letters on the state of the University, its progress toward strategic goals, and…

The Clean Energy Transformation Beneath Our Feet
Jan. 3, 2024

 "The Clean Energy Transformation Beneath Our Feet" first appeared in the January 2024 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Seven years into the largest building program in Princeton University’s history, the main ribbon-cutting…

Faculty Dinners at Lowrie House
Dec. 22, 2023

"Faculty Dinners at Lowrie House" first appeared in the December 2023 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

People often ask me what I like best about my job. The answer is easy: I enjoy meeting Princetonians of all types—undergraduates, graduate students,…

Bending the Socioeconomic Curve in Selective College Admissions
Nov. 29, 2023

"Bending the Socioeconomic Curve in Selective College Admissions" originally appeared in the November 2023 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

The most prominent U.S. college rankings have recently made changes to give…

Opening Exercises 2023: Think Critically, Embrace Generously
Sept. 29, 2023

 "Opening Exercises 2023: Think Critically, Embrace Generously" first appeared in the October 2023 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

For Opening Exercises on September 3, we gathered on the…

Reunions Behind the Scenes
Sept. 6, 2023

"Reunions Behind the Scenes" was originally published in the September 2023 edition of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

The special bond Princetonians share is one we treasure every day and renew joyously at Reunions. Even as our attention in Princeton turns to the…

Commencement 2023: ‘Let Your Voices Rise’
July 28, 2023

Commencement 2023: ‘Let Your Voices Rise’ first appeared in the July 2023 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

On May 30, 2023, on a gorgeous morning in Princeton Stadium, I had the privilege of congratulating our 2023 graduates on…