The University announced in November that it had discontinued the title of “master” and that the faculty members who help run its six residential colleges are now called “head of college.”

“The former ‘masters’ of our six residential colleges have long been in conversation with the Office of the Dean of the College about their anachronistic, historically vexed titles,” Dean of the College Jill Dolan said. “We believe that calling them ‘head of college’ better captures the spirit of their work and their contributions to campus residential life.”

Two weeks after Princeton’s action, Harvard announced that it would seek a new title — not yet decided — to replace the term “house master” for its heads of residential housing.