President Eisgruber ’83, photographed in 2020
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In the final days of the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Education CLOSED ITS INVESTIGATION of Princeton’s compliance with the Civil Rights Act and other nondiscrimination assurances required by law, President Eisgruber ’83 announced in his annual letter on the State of the University Feb. 4. The probe was a response to Eisgruber’s commitment to combat systemic racism at Princeton and beyond. Eisgruber wrote that the University was grateful for the “stalwart support” of legislators, other universities, and professional organizations that spoke out in Princeton’s defense. 

The full text of the president’s letter, which reflects on the University’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, is available at