A Princeton alumnus and his wife have given $10 million for the Music Building that is part of the University’s arts complex under construction near University Place and Alexander Street. The building eventually will be named by the donors, who wish to remain anonymous for now.
“Monumental and positive change” at Princeton inspired Pierce Selwood ’61 and Alexis Fuerbringer Selwood to establish a charitable remainder trust that benefits Princeton and Smith College. Read their story, which includes a chance meeting with Jimmy Stewart.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 joined friends and family members of Trustee Emeritus Stephen Oxman ’67 and his wife, Patricia, on March 30 to dedicate the Oxman Family Room in 300 Wallace Hall.
Two members of the Class of 2018 are at Princeton because of charitable remainder trust gifts from members of the Class of ’31 and the Class of ’57. Meet the students who are grateful to alumni they will never meet.
In 1963, when Fernando Aenlle-Rocha was not quite two years old, his family left everything in Cuba and sailed to America. He became the first in his family to attend college. “Princeton transformed my life,” he said. “It began the process of opening my eyes to opportunities and the rest of the world.”
A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. “This generous gift from Tom Siebel will significantly advance our efforts to interpret the development of scientific ideas and to understand their historical importance,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.
A $10 million gift from Louis Simpson, an alumnus of Princeton’s Graduate School, has established the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics in the University’s Department of Economics.
Musician, musicologist, bibliophile, and philanthropist William H. Scheide, a 1936 Princeton University alumnus who died in November at age 100, has left his extraordinary collection of some 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts to Princeton University. With an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million, it is the largest gift in the University’s history.
Princetonians gathered at HBO’s New York City headquarters on February 3 for a preview screening of the newest documentary created by Andrew Jarecki ’85.
When Janet Morrison Clarke heard in 1969 that Princeton was going coed, she thought, “I might be able to get in.” Despite her guidance counselor's misgivings, Clarke applied and was admitted. It turned out to be a pivotal decision. “From the moment I set foot on campus, where I knew no one, it felt like a family,” she said.