A Year of Forward Thinking

“In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” The University’s revised informal motto, etched in the stone medallion in front of Nassau Hall, was unveiled in October 2016. While the University has continued to evolve since then, our new engagement campaign, “A Year of Forward Thinking,” is grounded in that motto.
Spanning the 2020-21 academic year, the campaign will feature the voices of the University’s “forward thinkers” — students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends — who are pioneering solutions to key issues. Topics will include COVID-19; systemic racism; access, affordability, and inclusivity in higher education; environmental studies; social justice and democracy; data science and bioengineering.
Princetonians and others are invited to join in a conversation focused on responding to the challenges facing the nation and the world. As Provost Deborah Prentice put it, “We are not going to hunker down — we’re meeting the moment with creativity and resolve.”
More information about the campaign, and upcoming online events featuring an array of faculty voices from a variety of disciplines, is available at forwardthinking.princeton.edu.
Stay safe and healthy.
Michael Hotchkiss, Ayana Gibbs, Jess Fasano, and Ben Chang