President Eisgruber ’83’s thoughts on “teach[ing] more practical things” (President’s Page, Oct. 3) mirror what I’ve been telling prospective students in my Alumni Schools Committee volunteer interviewer role. The way I phrase it is that my Princeton liberal-arts education gave me the skills and confidence to enter new situations, quickly learn their parameters, and take well-reasoned actions.

Stewart A. Levin ’75
Menlo Park, Calif.