- Princeton University's provost, Christopher L. Eisgruber, will succeed Shirley M. Tilghman as president of the Ivy League university at the beginning of July.
- Eisgruber is a constitutional scholar who has served as provost at the school for almost nine years.
- He spent two years at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, completed his law degree at the University of Chicago, served as a clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and taught at the New York University Law School for over a decade before joining Princeton's faculty as a professor of public affairs and director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs in 2001.
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... A physics major as an undergraduate at Princeton, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1983, Mr. Eisgruber has been a member of the university faculty since 2001. He was the unanimous recommendation of the university's 17-member presidential-search committee, the university said. ...