I was encouraged to see that Princeton can provide more free tuition, room, and board for even more students (On the Campus, October issue). But I was sad to see Princeton divesting itself of the means to pay for these positive programs. Fossil fuels are necessary for at least another two decades, and Princeton should continue to reap this industry’s profits until fossil fuels are replaced by secure nuclear and renewable power sources. That should be possible soon, but not now. Why should Princeton shoot itself in the foot without reason? The future of Princeton and future Princeton students deserve sound decision-making based on facts and not on emotion.

David Goetz *72
Williamsburg, Va.