Cecilia Rouse, Princeton’s Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, was a member of the faculty for two decades before being named dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2012.
Princeton began endowing preceptorships in 1949. Over the decades, they have supported hundreds of scholars and helped to shape some of the University’s finest departments.
Fifty years ago, in a small high school in Rock Hill, South Carolina, an English teacher encouraged a talented student to apply to Princeton. Now that student, Sadler Poe ’67, has created the William Boyce White Jr. Scholarship Fund, to honor the teacher who set him on his path.
One sunny day in 1970, accompanied by conga drums and a rock and roll band, Princeton’s first dance students presented their inaugural performance. They called it “To Dance Is to Live!” Today, somewhere on campus, a Princeton student will reaffirm those words -- en pointe or in a backspin, in a choreography class or a tap-dance troupe.
On Friday, May 3, 2013, the University celebrated the legacy of generosity that sustains over 240 endowed professorships at Princeton and thanked the alumni, parents, and friends whose gifts have supported the creation of endowed chairs.
Carrico “Carra” Torres ’14 was raised with a deep appreciation for the role of individual agency in the world. The daughter of two professional relief workers, she and her younger brother often accompanied their parents on trips from their home in northern New Mexico to overseas disaster relief sites.
Princeton’s Graduate School has been attracting some of the world’s most promising scholars for more than 100 years. These talented students collaborate with the University’s distinguished faculty, produce their own original scholarship, and teach undergraduates, all in preparation for taking their place in the classrooms, laboratories, boardrooms, and government halls of tomorrow.
Anna Raytcheva journeyed across oceans and cultures from Bulgaria in 1990, arriving at Princeton as the first recipient of the Gary T. Capen Family Scholarship for International Women.
A generous bequest from J. Mahlon Buck ’46 will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club.