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Who Said It: Eisgruber or Pinochet?

Can you figure out which quotes are from Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber and which are from Brutal Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet?


Grade Deflation Committee Finds Students’ Grades Still Too High, Recommends 10% A’s

The faculty committee created by University President Chris Eisgruber to assess the University’s grading policy released its findings well ahead of schedule on Tuesday, recommending that no more than 10 percent of the grades given in any department should be A’s—a reduction from the current figure of 35 percent.

Dean Malkiel Leaves Princeton for Standard & Poor’s

Former Dean of the College Nancy Weiss Malkiel is bringing grade deflation to a whole new organization.

Princeton University Reverses Controversial Policy

After several years of experimentation, Princeton University announced a plan to remove a generally-disliked policy and revert to the original system.  As President Shirley Tilghman explains in an article on Princeton’s website, in…

A Petrarchan Sonnet for Dean’s Date

How soon, so soon! our finals week arrives! It drives the best of us up to the brink And the rest of all of us to heavy drink. But we are Princeton so…

A Christmas Carrel

“Spirit,” said Malkiel, with an interest she had never felt before, “tell me if Tiny Tim will get into grad school.”
“If the shadows of the Future remain unchanged, no.”

University Trustees to Implement Pay Deflation for Faculty

The success of Princeton University’s grade deflation has prompted the University’s Board of Trustees to implement a similar policy in order to curb rising faculty and administrator salaries, under which only the top…

U.S. News & World Successfully Curbs Rank Inflation – Princeton Administrators Unaware of Irony

In what Princetonians across the nation are calling “bullshit,” the university has fallen to second place in U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings. When asked to comment on letting such dishonor befall…

Chairman’s Address – February 2007 Issue

All this business about grade deflation begs the real question: when are we going to stop kidding ourselves and accept the fact that Princeton’s all ABOUT competition? It’s high time we stopped complaining,…

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