In the “President’s Page” in a November 1998 issue of PAW, then President Harold Shapiro *64 told us that “diversity … is fundamental to the long-term excellence of the University.” Speaking from her perspective, this year’s Baccalaureate speaker, a former Princeton administrator, told us that the greatest benefit of diversity is that it helps us build respectful and safe communities. I wonder, can someone tell us, from the current Princeton administration perspective, where “excellence” ranks among the observed benefits of diversity?

Alfred Litwak ’56
Minneapolis, Minn.