China—home to the largest population and second largest economy in the world—is the only superpower that is still in the process of being defined both domestically and internationally. The scope and speed of its transformation from an isolated, largely agrarian nation to one of great economic and political power is unprecedented in human history.
For over 75 years, Annual Giving support has touched every part of campus life. From exams in McCosh 50, to football practice, to dinner in Procter Hall, see how the Princeton experience has evolved and endured.
Since it opened in 1948, Firestone Library has played a central role in the lives of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and visiting scholars. Now, a major renovation is infusing Firestone Library with new life. With the support of alumni and friends, the University is creating a more open and welcoming building that supports contemporary approaches to scholarship while honoring Firestone’s historic character.
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.
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.
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.
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.