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Lessons Learned from Bridge Year: Azza Cohen ’16

March 1st, 2016 / Development Com...

Azza Cohen ’16 spent the 2011-2012 academic year in India as part of the University’s Bridge Year program, which allows incoming freshmen to defer their arrival on campus for one year to immerse themselves in another culture, hone language skills, and be of service to the local community. Azza shares the lessons she learned from her year in India.

Tumise Asebiomo ’16: Inspiring through Service

February 26th, 2016 / Annual Giving

As a rising sophomore, Tumise Asebiomo ’16 co-led a group of 11 incoming freshmen on a weeklong trip to learn about the criminal justice systems in Trenton and New York City. They toured a prison, visited inmate reentry programs, and met with district attorneys and advocates for prisoners’ rights. They left with a deeper understanding of the impact crime and punishment have on communities, and how they might be able to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by it.

Connecting Service, Academics: Gift Establishes John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service Program

February 26th, 2016 / Development Com...

A gift from investor John C. Bogle Jr. and his wife, Lynn Bogle, has established a program that encourages Princeton University students to design and engage in service or civic-engagement-related summer internships and projects and connect those experiences to their academic work and career interests.

Annual Giving Recognizes Volunteer Service before Alumni Day 2016

February 25th, 2016 / Annual Giving

On Friday, February 19, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 130 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2015-16 campaign. During the evening, Annual Giving Chair Louise S. Sams ’79 presented several distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's Annual Giving campaign.

Laura Trimble Elbogen ’07, Annual Giving Volunteer

February 22nd, 2016 / Annual Giving

Laura Elbogen grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an affinity for art and architecture from girlhood. Inspired by an art-loving grandmother, she sketched landmarks―houses, public buildings―from the age of five or six. She easily selected art and archaeology as her Princeton major. “I do believe in the power of design to transform our experience,” she says. “Spaces shape our lives.” She sometimes traded her sketchpad for a tennis racket; at Princeton she played varsity tennis for four years.

James J. Williamson ’07, Co-Class Agent

February 4th, 2016 / Annual Giving

Jim Williamson volunteers for Princeton “for all the usual reasons: I’m grateful for all I learned here, how I grew as a student and continue to grow as an alum. But it’s deeper than that. Whatever big issues we face today―climate change, disease, world hunger―people at Princeton are working on these issues. To me, there is no more significant way to help make a difference in society than to support the University.”

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Princeton Trustees Adopt Strategic Planning Framework

February 4th, 2016 / University Comm...

Princeton University's Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic planning framework that aims to enhance the University's core commitments to excellence in teaching and research, and to such fundamental principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service, while also strengthening its capacity to have "significant and lasting impact" at a time of transformative social and technological change.

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