I read with interest your letter, “PAW’s Future: A Letter to Readers,” in the most recent Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Not knowing the reasons for the University administrators’ position, I hesitate to comment; but I feel compelled to do so because there is a fundamentally important issue here, the independent expression of ideas, opinion, and challenge. I can think of no other place more important to the free, uncensored expression of opinion than Princeton.
The phrase apparently used in the University’s statement, “consistent with University policies,” strikes me as code for editorial control, or, to be more precise, censorship.
I hope those in senior administrative positions, including the University president and the board of trustees, will ponder the implications of the path they are on and take a higher road.