When Christopher Eisgruber ’83 was introduced as Shirley Tilghman’s successor last April, we began to learn more about the provost, a Nassau Hall fixture since 2004. In the Oct. 9 cover story, classmate and PAW senior writer Mark F. Bernstein ’83 provides a portrait of Princeton’s new president, highlighting his sense of humor, his musical tastes, his deep interest in ethics, and his plans for the coming year.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
Tour Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg with co-founder Jonathan Butler ’92, a flea-market entrepreneur at the center of New York’s artisanal food movement. WATCH


Why did Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin start collecting bottle caps? “Because they were just too good to throw away.” See images of the dean’s ephemera, featured in a recent campus art exhibit. VIEW
In his new book, Breach of Trust, Andrew Bacevich *82 looks at how the American public views the military. READ MORE


Columnist Gregg Lange ’70 reflects on the NSA revelations by looking back at the University’s move away from classified research. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
The Class of 2017 is the most diverse in Princeton history. But how does it stack up with previous ’17s? Check out our comparison of the classes of 1817, 1917, and 2017. READ MORE



Eisgruber Takes Charge
The new occupant of One Nassau Hall is a folk-rock fan with a sharp sense of humor and a deep interest in ethics — and a plan to spend the year listening.

In a Nation’s Service
This new college has roots in Princeton, but it was created for a place 5,700 miles away.

Fresh Faces
A new president greets a new class, Princeton’s most global, selective, and diverse.

Q&A: William Ruckelshaus ’55 on the Watergate Scandal
The former deputy attorney general reflects 40 years after the so-called Saturday Night Massacre.

Trustees’ Report Urges Stepped-Up Diversity Efforts
A trustee report faults Princeton for not coming “close to looking like America today.”

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