On the University’s 270th Charter Day on Oct. 22, Brent Henry, Class of 1969 and vice chair of the Board of Trustees, addressed members of the University community in Chancellor Green Rotunda as part of a ceremony dedicating Princeton’s recast informal motto.
This “informal” motto was approved by the Board of Trustees and then literally carved in stone. What would constitute a “formal” motto?
I understand that Princeton’s new informal motto, “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity,” means to suggest a broader mandate than its more euphonic predecessor.
“Princeton University has a longstanding commitment to service, reflected in Princeton’s informal motto — Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity — and exemplified by the extraordinary contributions that Princetonians make to society.”. Christopher L. Eisgruber.
An informal motto is "Princeton in the nation's service and in the service of all nations," coined by Woodrow Wilson, Princeton Class of 1879, who served on the faculty and was Princeton's president from 1902 to 1910. The official motto is "Dei sub numine viget," which means "Under God's power she flourishes.".
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications With cheers and applause, members of the University community celebrated the unveiling of Princeton's revised informal motto ...
Though "informal," I have always felt that this motto imbues Princeton students with a particular understanding of the duties that we collectively bear to commune amongst each other, sharing our knowledge dedicating our time and energy to our peers and communities.
Princeton U. to keep Woodrow Wilson's name ... informal motto and diversifying campus art and iconography to reflect the inclusivity of today's Princeton, the ...
Princeton’s informal motto, “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity” speaks to a valued commitment to service that all Princeton students share.
The history of Princeton University spans 272 years ... Princeton University adopted as an informal motto “Princeton in the nation’s service,” the title of the ...