One sunny day in 1970, accompanied by conga drums and a rock and roll band, Princeton’s first dance students presented their inaugural performance. They called it “To Dance Is to Live!” Today, somewhere on campus, a Princeton student will reaffirm those words -- en pointe or in a backspin, in a choreography class or a tap-dance troupe.
On Friday, May 3, 2013, the University celebrated the legacy of generosity that sustains over 240 endowed professorships at Princeton and thanked the alumni, parents, and friends whose gifts have supported the creation of endowed chairs.
Carrico “Carra” Torres ’14 was raised with a deep appreciation for the role of individual agency in the world. The daughter of two professional relief workers, she and her younger brother often accompanied their parents on trips from their home in northern New Mexico to overseas disaster relief sites.
Princeton’s Graduate School has been attracting some of the world’s most promising scholars for more than 100 years. These talented students collaborate with the University’s distinguished faculty, produce their own original scholarship, and teach undergraduates, all in preparation for taking their place in the classrooms, laboratories, boardrooms, and government halls of tomorrow.
Anna Raytcheva journeyed across oceans and cultures from Bulgaria in 1990, arriving at Princeton as the first recipient of the Gary T. Capen Family Scholarship for International Women.
A generous bequest from J. Mahlon Buck ’46 will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club.
When William Shakespeare’s The Tempest opened on campus in February, not all the “many goodly creatures” on stage were quite what the Bard envisioned. Half the roles were played by wooden marionettes, less than two feet tall and operated by strings.
Peter Trent ’54 has more in common with today’s students than a penchant for orange and black. The scholarship he created allows him to extend a helping hand to an undergraduate each year -- just as one was extended to him.
Remembrance is important to Herb Hobler '44. It led him to create two charitable remainder unitrusts at the University. “I want my name remembered at Princeton, which I strongly support with a belief and faith carried on by an annual gift,” he said.