Princeton’s abysmally low ranking for free and open expression, even among its peer universities that suffer the same malady, made me reluctant to come to my 50th reunion. The sickening and horrendously timed firing of Professor Katz for challenging DEI dogma makes me wonder why I did, in spite of the rare chance to see old friends. The current regime is squandering a precious inheritance.

David Barkhausen ’72
Fernandina Beach, Fla.