Edward Felsenthal ’88, Sarah Marie Bruno *21, and Aisha Chebbi ’24.
Photos: Courtesy of Princeton University Advancement; John Blazejewski / Department of Art & Archaeology; Courtesy of Beth Matthews Ayres

Alumni elected three new trustees for four-year terms beginning in July. Edward Felsenthal ’88 of Montclair, New Jersey, is the former editor-in-chief and CEO of Time. Sarah Marie Bruno *21 of Baltimore is an assistant research scientist in physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. Aisha Chebbi ’24 of Miami, this year’s young alumni trustee, majored in anthropology. 

The following 19 professors transferred to emeritus status at the end of the academic year after serving on the faculty for 623 years combined: Jeremy I. Adelman, history; Orley C. Ashenfelter, economics; Curtis G. Callan Jr. *64, physics; Pablo G. Debenedetti, chemical and biological engineering; Bruce T. Draine, astrophysical sciences; William C. Jordan, history; Bruce E. Koel, chemical and biological engineering; Michael Koortbojian, art and archaeology; Rena S. Lederman, anthropology; Daniel R. Marlow, physics; Peter D. Meyers, physics; Stephen Pacala, ecology and evolutionary biology; Elaine H. Pagels, religion; Peter A. Singer, bioethics; Robert J. Vanderbei, operations research and financial engineering; Andrew M. Watsky, art and archaeology; Nikolaus Wegmann, German; Susan Wheeler, creative writing; and Keith E. Whittington, politics.

Princeton filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Education in federal district court May 17, alleging that the department failed to disclose and release records that the University requested under the Freedom of Information Act.  

The complaint is related to an investigation of Princeton’s compliance with the Civil Rights Act and other nondiscrimination assurances required by law, launched by the Department of Education in 2020 after President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 wrote an open letter about combating systemic racism. The following year, Eisgruber called the investigation “bogus” in his State of the University letter and said the department had closed the probe in January 2021 as the Trump administration left office.  

Since December 2022, the University has been seeking Department of Education materials related to the investigation, as well as all correspondence and records that reference Eisgruber, Princeton, and “race, discrimination, nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, speech, or the First Amendment.”