Shortly after Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 became Princeton’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, he set out on a “listening tour,” traveling across the nation and around the world to meet alumni, hear their concerns, and share his vision for the University. For those who aren’t able to meet him in person, this video serves as an introduction to the president, in his own words.
When William Scheide ’36 was born on January 6, 1914, Woodrow Wilson had stepped down as president of Princeton University and was president of the United States; Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line to build the Model T; and workers in Washington, D.C., were placing the first stones in the Lincoln Memorial.
Peter B. Lewis, a Princeton alumnus and former trustee who built Progressive Corp. into one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the United States and who donated generously to the University and other causes, died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla., of an apparent heart attack Saturday, Nov. 23.
Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton’s provost for the past nine years, has been named the University’s 20th president, effective July 1. He succeeds Shirley M. Tilghman, who last fall announced her intention to step down at the end of this academic year after completing 12 years in office.