Selected stories that include the president-elect in his role as provost

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, right, is questioned by Provost Christopher Eisgruber '83, one of Stevens’ former law clerks, during an October 2011 conversation in Richardson Auditorium.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, right, is questioned by Provost Christopher Eisgruber '83, one of Stevens’ former law clerks, during an October 2011 conversation in Richardson Auditorium.
PHOTO: JOHN JAMESON ’04/OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Does Princeton throw penalty flags against itself?

Published in the Oct. 24, 2012, issue

What is ailing Princeton football? The program’s last winning season came in 2006, when Princeton shared the Ivy League championship with Yale. In the five seasons since, the Tigers have gone 10–25 in Ivy League play and won just one of 10 games against...Read more


Banner year for endowment as investment return jumps

Published in the Nov. 16, 2011, issue

Princeton’s endowment soared to an all-time high — $17.1 billion — in the year ending June 30, rebounding strongly after losing nearly a quarter of its value in the global financial crisis. The University’s investments returned 21.9 percent, surpassing the...Read more


Life on the bench: Stevens recalls 34 years on the Supreme Court

Published in the Nov. 16, 2011, issue

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dissented from the majority in more than half of 1,400 opinions he wrote during his 34 years on the court. But when asked during an Oct. 10 campus appearance if he was optimistic about the future of the court...Read more


Alimta patent upheld

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

A U.S. District Court judge on Nov. 15 upheld the patent for the cancer drug Alimta. The University holds the patent for Alimta, invented by chemistry professor emeritus Edward C. Taylor. Taylor developed the drug in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Co.,...Read more


Princeton fiscally ‘turns the corner’

Published in the Mar. 17, 2010, issue

Projecting that the endowment will rebound 10 percent this year and promising strict budgetary discipline, University administrators say they believe that Princeton has “turned the corner” financially. President Tilghman told the Council of the Princeton...Read more


Tilghman defends investment policies

As the endowment drops 23.7 percent, University’s budget-cutting will continue

Published in the Oct. 21, 2009, issue

Princeton’s endowment declined $3.7 billion to $12.6 billion in the year ending June 30, a 23.7 percent drop, President Tilghman said Sept. 29. In a letter to the University community, Tilghman said that Princeton continues to face “significant challenges,...Read more


Impact of budget cuts to be felt across campus

Published in the July 15, 2009, issue

Though administrators have vowed to protect “the core” of the University as they cut the budget by $170 million over two years, those cuts will be felt in many ways. “This is an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities,” President Tilghman told alumni at...Read more


Stimulus funding offers boost to research

Amid all the bad economic news in recent months, Princeton is counting on one hopeful sign — an increase in federal research funding.

Published in the Apr. 22, 2009, issue

“The presidential stimulus package offers significantly more money for sponsored research,” said Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83. “We think that’s a bright spot.” The $787 billion legislation, signed Feb. 17 by President Barack Obama, includes $10.4 billion...Read more


A sobering view from Nassau Hall

Published in the Mar. 4, 2009, issue

With a 25 percent drop projected for 2008–09, Princeton’s endowment may need more than a decade of steady gains to return to its June 2008 value of $16.3 billion, according to Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83. Fewer resources will mean significant changes in...Read more


Weathering the storm

Financial aid rises with the economy’s downturn; stability expected for the budget, Aspire campaign

Published in the Nov. 19, 2008, issue

The University has been forced to increase its financial-aid spending by more than $3 million, and the timing and scope of campus construction projects may be adjusted in response to the financial crisis. But Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said last...Read more


A moment with ... Christopher Eisgruber ’83

Published in the June 9, 2004, issue

As he finished his last semester before becoming Princeton’s provost, Christopher Eisgruber ’83, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, was focusing his attention on issues of civil liberties. It is a subject Eisgruber, a former Supreme Court clerk and law professor, has studied and written about for more than a decade. He recently spoke to PAW’s Mark F. Bernstein ’83. Read more