Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

Omar Farah
The Daily Princetonian

 In a wide-ranging town hall yesterday, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and top administrators answered student questions about their plans to address systemic racism and promote racial equity and inclusion. Topics ranged from the University’s free speech policy on racial epithets to affinity spaces and faculty diversity. The discussion saw very little direct engagement from the student body. The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights  investigation into the University. One student asked whether Princeton faces specific allegations of racism and whether Nassau Hall is complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy. Pushing back against the investigation’s premise, President Eisgruber said he is not aware of any civil rights violations that the University had committed.