"Although I'm disappointed to hear the news, their tone cheers me up:
Your teaching clearly made a positive impression, which led to unexpected
and protracted deliberations. It may not seem like it now, but forcing the
Princeton Slavic dept. to delay for half a month is quite an
accomplishment, and you should find solace in that!
Besides, why bother with Princeton, when there's Harvard and Yale?"
Ну, насчет последнего он загнул, но вообще - приятно...