Guest Essay: Princeton Must Lead in Making DEI Reforms

February 01, 2024 1 min read

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Leslie Spencer ‘79
Princeton Alumni Weekly

Excerpt: On Jan. 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 released his “State of the University” letter entitled “Excellence, Inclusivity, and Free Speech.” The core of his remarks defended the course that Princeton has steered in pursuit of excellence and ever-increasing inclusivity through many decades and into these turbulent times.

He added a telling admission: “Promoting both free speech and inclusivity is a challenging task. There are, to be sure, times when we or others will make mistakes. When we do, we should strive to correct them and become better.” Was Eisbruber hinting at mistakes Princeton has made and a desire to find ways to have honest conversations about how to get this right?

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Dave Street
Dave Street

February 02, 2024

1) End DEI departments. or at least “rein them in”
2) reduce administration by 10% in addition, overall
3) include a book about antisemitism or Israeli culture (not Holocaust) in pre read
4) Stop taking money from Arab autocrats , Qatar and the like. Disclose all moneys in last ten years.
5) new faculty hires and promotions (see viewpoint diversity), scour social media for Jew hatred
6) adopt IHR definition of antisemitism

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