Having attended President Eisgruber ’83’s State of the University program at Reunions this past spring, at which he professed himself opposed to fossil-fuel divestment, I was unprepared for the trustees’ decision to divest, which I vigorously applaud. Hats off to Divest Princeton and its students, faculty, administration, and alumni supporters who these past years raised awareness with their advocacy, and to the Faculty Committee which championed divestment despite the limited charge they were originally given. 

It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall during the trustees’ discussions leading to their decision. I have never understood why the board operates with such little transparency, especially with respect to major decisions like this one. 

Robert L. Herbst ’69
Larchmont, N.Y.