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Gift Establishes William H. Janeway Fund to Deepen Connections Between the Study of Finance and Other Fields of Economics

A $5.6 million gift from investor William H. Janeway ’65 has established a fund that will support collaborative teaching and research in finance and other fields of economics at Princeton University.
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Sommers-Sayre Promoted to Assistant Vice President in Development

Alison Sommers-Sayre, an 11-year member of the Princeton University Office of Development staff, has been promoted to assistant vice president for information strategy and operations. Her appointment was effective July 1.
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Birkelund Gift Funds New Certificate Program in History and Diplomacy; Kotkin and Mullen to Co-direct

A $5 million gift from investment executive John P. Birkelund ’52 has established the Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy at Princeton University. The new undergraduate certificate program, available to students beginning in the 2015–16 academic year, will provide preparation for careers in governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that preserve stability and improve lives around the world.
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Princeton’s Annual Giving Campaign Raises $61.5 Million

Princeton University’s 2014-15 Annual Giving campaign raised $61,490,178—the highest total in Annual Giving history—with 60.3 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
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Reunions Program on Estate Planning in the Digital Age

How do you manage, transfer, and protect your digital property, and how can digital assets be given as charitable gifts? Listen to three experts discuss these issues in “Your Online Legacy: Estate Planning in the Digital Age."
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Recent People and Priorities

Repaying a Debt to Princeton—and to the United States

In 1963, when Fernando Aenlle-Rocha was not quite two years old, his family left everything in Cuba and sailed to America. He became the first in his family to attend college. “Princeton transformed my life,” he said. “It began the process of opening my eyes to opportunities and the rest of the world.”
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Janet Morrison Clarke ’75 Discovers Another Family at Princeton

Growing up outside Worcester, Massachusetts, the oldest of five girls, Janet Morrison Clarke ’75 believed her interests in art, design, and math would serve her well in her planned profession as an architect. She knew that Princeton had a top-notch architecture school. And when she read in Mademoiselle magazine in 1969 that the University was going co-ed, she thought, “I might be able to get in.”
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James E. Crawford III ’68, Annual Giving Committee

Back in high school in St. Louis, Missouri, Jim Crawford was a ham radio operator. Then he found out about computers, taught himself to program, and has never looked back. He majored in electrical engineering at Princeton, and took as many computer science courses as he could squeeze in.
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A Home for Creativity and Connection

In designing the new Music Building and Lewis Center for the Arts complex, architect Steven Holl sought to create a collective space that would relate to the rest of the campus. In this video, he discusses his vision for the project and University Architect Ron McCoy *80 describes the connections Princetonians have with the University’s venerable buildings, and the challenge that presents for this new generation of architecture. (Video by Jon Roemer)

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