Princeton Today: Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber to Speak at Council Meeting


The governing body of Princeton has scheduled a special meeting for tonight at 7 p.m. with Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber. The meeting will take place in the main meeting room at the former Princeton Borough Hall, which is located at 1 Monument Drive.

A public comment period will be held before Eisgruber speaks and then answers questions from the council.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recent developments on campus and in the community, and areas of shared interest and concern.

At Princeton Club events in recent months, Eisgruber has been urging alumni to consider expanding the size of the freshman class.

This will be the second time Eisgruber will address the Princeton Council. He met with the governing body for the first time last December.

Eisgruber was named Princeton University’s 20th president in April of 2013.


Mostly sunny, high of 59.


Oh Baby! It’s Story Time – Circle the strollers. The Cotsen Children’s Library is hosting a baby story time. Join the talented Peggy Salwen from the New York Public Library as she leads us through a cheerful progression of songs and books.The library will also have a number of adorable baby toy & book giveaways from JaZams toy store (with a little something sweet included from the bent spoon for mom or dad). 10:30 a.m. No registration, no fee!

What the Laws Demand of Socrates and of Us  –  Talk by Paul Gowder from the University of Iowa School of Law and commentator Melissa Lane from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. 4:30 p.m. 301 Marx Hall. Free and open to the public.

Kristallnacht Commemoration and Memorial Service – Music by West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North’s concert choir and Nonet String Ensemble. 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, West Windsor.

Continuing Conversations on Race – Members of Not In Our Town, the Princeton-based interracial and interfaith social action group, facilitate these discussions of race-related issues of relevance to our community and nation. Co-sponsored by the library and Not in Our Town Princeton. 7 p.m. Princeton Public Library, Princeton Room.


Route 518 between Canal Road and Carroll Place is down to one lane, with alternating traffic weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speed limit in the construction area has been reduced to 35 miles per hour. Starting Nov. 10, the road will be closed with a detour in place. Starting Nov. 24, the road will be closed with a detour weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work is part of a long-term project that will be completed by the end of 2015. Delays should be expected. Motorists should exercise extra caution in the area and follow posted detours during times of closure.

Somerset County is repaving portions of South Middlebush Road., Amwell Road., and Weston Canal Road. These will be nighttime paving projects and the roadways will remain open with an alternating traffic pattern. Project areas are as follows: South Middlebush Road: Between Blackwells Mills Road and Buffa Drive; Amwell Road: Between Elizabeth Avenue and Millstone River Road in Millstone; Weston Canal Road: Between Cottontail Lane and South Main Street in Manville. Use caution driving in these areas and expect possible delays.