President Eisgruber '83 Greets
Classmates at Philadelphia Gathering
By Kirk Liddell, Vice President
September 23, 2014
A nice turnout of Classmates enjoyed a beautiful evening at the magnificent The National Constitution Center to hear President Eisgruber '83 discuss current Princeton issues and his first year as President of Princeton University. This was the first of several alumni gatherings to be held around the country this year and next featuring Princeton President Eisgruber. The evening began with a grand reception on the balcony overlooking Independence Mall on an absolutely weather-perfect evening. Following the reception, a reported 550 Princeton alumni, family and friends moved inside to hear from President Eisgruber as he answered a series of questions directed to him first by PAW Senior Writer Mark Bernstein '83 and later by members of the audience. In the course of his thoughtful and informative remarks, President "Chris" discussed recent developments regarding Princeton's grading policy, its new policy on campus sexual assault, middle class funding initiatives, academic excellence, the important role of state universities, helicopter parents, and the many fine qualities of Princeton students today, among other topics.
Attending Classmates at the event were Chuck Goldberg, Steve and Marilyn Henkelman, Kirk Liddell, David Marshall, Sandy and Elsie McAdoo, Doug Pike, Richard Shell, Robbie Wyper Shell, Mike Slotznick, Bob Warner and Jean Hemphill, John and Kathleen Winant, and Jamie Wyper. Both at the reception and around the dessert tables following the program, Classmates mingled and caught up on recent events as well as reminisced about old times. A good and informative time was had by all.
Coming Events: Similar Alumni Gatherings featuring President Eisgruber will be held in Singapore (Oct 28), Boston (Nov 17), Portland (Dec 15), St Louis (Feb 10), Atlanta (March 19), Dallas (April 21) , Houston (April 22), and Greenwich (May 5). Please mark your calendars and plan to be there. We will send you further information about each of these gatherings as they are announced.
Note to Murphy Harmon: The Locomotive at the end, at his suggestion, was to President "Chris," and not to President Esigruber. That appeared to be a popular and very effective choice, and we might be well advised to adopt it as our P-rade choice as well..