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Olga Troyanskaya

Together We Discover: Annual Giving helps Princeton recruit and support interdisciplinary faculty

May 10th, 2019 / Annual Giving

Olga Troyanskaya is a professor of computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. “I’m a computer scientist who has an experimental wet-lab,” said Troyanskaya, who came to Princeton in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. at Stanford University. “This is very unusual—and at Princeton it’s completely natural.”

Projects for Peace Recipient Takes Neighborly Approach to Promote Health

May 2nd, 2019 / Development Com...

This summer, Chitra Parikh ’21 will be organizing weekly community dinners for Philadelphians who live in the Kensington neighborhood, with the goal of promoting healthy eating choices and promoting social change. “The idea is that through these dinners the community spaces will be reactivated,” she said. 

Tyler Eddy

Together We Lead: How Annual Giving Brings New Diversity to Princeton

April 29th, 2019 / Annual Giving

Sophomore Tyler Eddy always dreamed of becoming a scientist, but that plan was nearly derailed when he dropped out of college. He was working full-time at an auto-parts store when he enlisted in the Marines with the intention of returning to school. He became an airframe helicopter mechanic and rose to a rank of corporal, while simultaneously taking community college classes.

Sheila Pontis's “Creativity, Innovation, and Design” class

Princeton’s New TigerWell Initiative Shines a Light on Student Health and Wellbeing

February 8th, 2019 / Development Com...

Princeton is addressing student health and wellbeing from multiple directions, in the curriculum and beyond. Last semester, the University launched TigerWell, a collaborative, cross-campus health, wellbeing, and resilience initiative that coordinates existing resources with creative new approaches. The catalyst for action was a well-timed gift from the Elcan Family Fund for Wellness Innovation, a game changer that will enable the University to provide students with more accessible and more responsive services over the next five years.

Norman Augustine ’57 *59

The Power of Inspiring Teachers: Norman and Meg Augustine Endow Three Engineering Professorships

January 2nd, 2019 / Development Com...

Norman Augustine ’57 *59 and his wife, Meg, still marvel at the power of inspiring teachers in their lives. It was the impetus behind their recent gift to Princeton of three endowed professorships in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Princeton Bonfire

Together We Celebrate

December 14th, 2018 / Annual Giving

The bonfire brought together students, alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate all that is Princeton. Please consider making your gift to the 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign before the end of the calendar year and keep the orange spirit glowing.

Debra G. Perelman and Ronald O. Perelman

Perelman Family Foundation makes lead gift for new residential college

December 5th, 2018 / University Comm...

Ronald O. Perelman and Debra G. Perelman announced that the Perelman Family Foundation is making the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. The construction of Perelman College will advance one of Princeton’s highest strategic priorities — the expansion of the undergraduate population by around 10 percent.

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