Princeton University has named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University's major arts initiative.
The University marked the opening of Whitman College with a public lecture by design architect Demetri Porphyrios followed by a dedication ceremony for the campus community.
The Allen R. Adler Scholarship, established in 1996, supports a given student for all four college years. Currently there is an Adler Scholar in each of the undergraduate classes on campus.
Rajiv Vinnakota, co-founder and managing director of the SEED Foundation, which opened the nation’s first urban boarding school for disadvantaged students, has been named chair of Princeton University’s Annual Giving Committee.
Princeton has broken ground for a new soccer stadium, with seating for 3,000 and lighting for night games, thanks to alumni who together raised more than $8.4 million for the project.
Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature Sandra L. Bermann makes you wonder why anyone ever majors in anything but comp lit. “It’s the most international and interdisciplinary study of literature—any literature—possible,” she says.
The 2006-07 Annual Giving campaign raised $49,040,759—the highest total in Princeton's history—with 58.5 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
James S. McDonnell III and John F. McDonnell have joined with the JSM Charitable Trust to make a $30 million gift to Princeton University to establish the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience.
The Merck Company Foundation and Princeton University will expand upon a 27-year-old partnership to create the Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholars Program and Lecture Series in Global Health.