Princeton Free Speech News & Commentary

Eisgruber’s Claim that Free Speech Rule Protects His Subordinates’ Rights to Use Princeton’s Website and Freshman Orientation to Smear Professors as Racists

August 04, 2022 5 min read

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. and Edward Yingling

In short emails in July, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber spurned a distinguished professor's plea to take seriously the letter and spirit of Princeton's free speech rule. 

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Is Free Speech Dying at Princeton? A Timeline

August 01, 2022 9 min read

View a comprehensive timeline of how free speech is dying at Princeton.
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July 22, 2022 4 min read

Editorial by Edward Yingling and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Founders of Princetonians for Free Speech

It has been a very bad year for Princeton on free speech. Its reputation on this critical issue is in tatters. 

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Where the Buck Stops

June 27, 2022 7 min read

Where the Buck Stops: Christopher Eisgruber ’83, Leonard Milberg ’53, and how administrators and diversity bureaucrats undermined academic freedom and erased history.

By Leslie Spencer ’79

Leonard Milberg ’53 collects rare things of scholarly import.  In his 30th reunion book entry, he says, “I have belatedly, but passionately discovered books, prints, and the Princeton University Rare Book Library.”  Over the years his expertise grew, as did his collections, which came to include 19th-century American prints and drawings, book collections of American poetry, Irish poetry, prose and theatre as well as two Judaica collections. Princeton is the lucky beneficiary of over 13,000 of these items, and over the decades Milberg has organized eleven exhibits at Princeton and paid for their accompanying publications. He often looked to Princeton faculty and other academics with relevant expertise to shape the content and provide context for these projects. And along the way he endowed two Princeton professorships. In short, Milberg has been for decades a devotee not only of history, literature, art and the knowledge one can derive from them, but also of Princeton. Over many decades his philanthropic endeavors have been completed without incident, and with immeasurable benefit to Princeton students and the wider community.

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Of Dissent and its Discontents: Beloved Community, the Black Justice League, and the Curious Case of Professor Joshua Katz

June 10, 2022 14 min read

By Adam Gussow ’79 *00

[T]hat brings me to the second mode of civil disobedience. There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can't take part!

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May 25, 2022 8 min read

By Edward Yingling and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Founders of Princetonians for Free Speech

Princeton has now fired Classics Professor Joshua Katz. Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber recommended the highly unusual step of firing a tenured professor to the Princeton Board of Trustees, which, since it is nothing but a rubber stamp, agreed.

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