Sonia Sotomayor’s Wisdom and the Pandemic

From Princeton Alumni Weekly: In his column for the current issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly, President Eisgruber describes how he is taking new inspiration from the address that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 delivered when she accepted the Woodrow Wilson Award on Alumni Day in 2014. Particularly, her recommendation to expand Princeton’s informal motto—“in the nation’s service”— to include the phrase “in the service of humanity.” He writes, “Justice Sotomayor’s full version of the phrase was “in the service of humanity, one person and one act at a time.” Her point was that some noble forms of service are personal and humble rather than grand or glorious.”