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Guyot Hall

Gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to create a new home for computer science at Princeton University

May 29th, 2019 / Advancement

Historic Guyot Hall will be substantially rebuilt and expanded to create a new home for Princeton’s Department of Computer Science, thanks to a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy Schmidt. Planned for completion in 2026, the building will be renamed as the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Hall and will consolidate the computer science department — which is currently spread out over nine different buildings — into one purpose-built space.

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 / Advancement

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.

Robert D’Acquisto ’72 and partner

An Evolving View of Princeton Sparks Plans for Robert D’Acquisto ’72

March 1st, 2019 / Gift Planning

Robert D’Acquisto’s estate plan provides for Princeton, with funds earmarked for initiatives that promote college success. “These programs exemplify how I want to give back,” D’Acquisto says of his decision to join the 1746 Society by including Princeton in his will. “Princeton has evolved and my view of my early experiences at Princeton has evolved. I don’t have biological children, but I want to do something for the next generation.”

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

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

February 8th, 2019 / Advancement

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.

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