Recent News and Features
At Alumni Day 2014, Annual Giving Chair John O. Wynne ’67 presented distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's Annual Giving campaign.
When William Scheide ’36 was born on January 6, 1914, Woodrow Wilson had stepped down as president of Princeton University and was president of the United States; Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line to build the Model T; and workers in Washington, D.C., were placing the first stones in the Lincoln Memorial. A century later, some of Scheide’s many friends and admirers gathered in Chancellor Green at Princeton to celebrate the 100th birthday of the musician, philanthropist, and bibliophile.
Since its launch five years ago, the Bridge Year Program has allowed 123 newly admitted Princeton students to delay the start of their freshman year in order to spend nine months engaged in public service projects in another country.
Recent People and Priorities
During her undergraduate years, Sharon Holland '86 was well known on campus as an activist. “I changed Princeton and Princeton changed me,” she says. Now, she has made a bequest that honors her experience in her own unique way.
When Harvard alumnus Jim Posner was choosing a graduate school, he decided on Princeton because “Princeton was flexible, welcoming, and encouraged individual goals.” And, he added, “The University was very generous to me during graduate study.”
Five Questions with Professor Sanjeev Kulkarni: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Society
Professor of Electrical Engineering Sanjeev Kulkarni, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has been on Princeton’s faculty since 1991. He received the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007 and has earned seven Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. Kulkarni served as master of Butler College from 2004 until 2012. He was recently named dean of Princeton's Graduate School, effective March 31, 2014.
William Scheide ’36: 100th Birthday Celebration
William Scheide, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1936, turned 100 on January 6. The musician, philanthropist and bibliophile was honored during a luncheon in Chancellor Green for his enduring support of the University.