“Classroom Clash” stated that a student “returned to the classroom and confronted the professor [Lawrence Rosen], using an expletive, before walking out again.” Were there any consequences for the student for such uncivil behavior, or is that just acceptable conduct at Princeton these days? We know that Yale students can spew expletives at faculty members on an open microphone. I hope that Princeton is better than that.

Editor’s note: In a letter to faculty members who asked about this incident and another campus protest, President Eisgruber ’83 said Rosen has maintained that “the proper response to the provocative speech in his classroom is ‘more speech,’ in the form of campus discussion, not University disciplinary action.” Eisgruber said he believes that judgment “is a wise one.”

Peter K. Seldin ’76
New Canaan, Conn.