As the tide of anti-DEI sentiment rises across America, there are still a redoubtable few who defend the practice. Yesterday, the Atlantic published a piece by Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber, who claims that elite universities have not sacrificed excellence for diversity. This “reactionary”, “noxious” and “surprisingly commonplace myth,” he argues, is the opposite of true. In fact, the growth of DEI has made America’s universities “better than ever” with the benefits shown on a “daily basis”. Given that Princeton ranks 187 out of 284 in free speech rankings, perhaps Eisgruber should reflect on what exactly these benefits are.