As a retired Naval officer and clinical neuropsychologist who currently evaluates and treats post-deployment military personnel, I was disconcerted with the story “Princeton trails Ivy peers in enrollment of veterans.” While Princeton has rightly embraced diversity in its student body over the last few decades, it appears to show very little interest or support for individuals who have served in the military. I can attest to the fact that these are persons with unique backgrounds and skill sets who truly have sacrificed in ways that unfortunately are widely ignored. Part of the problem seems to be Princeton’s refusal to accept qualified transfer students. This appears to betray a certain attitude that borders on arrogance, in my opinion. Whatever happened to “Princeton in the nation’s service”?

Dennis A. Kelly ’70