Before Kovey Coles ’15 came to Princeton, he had limited experience traveling internationally. During the past three years, he has taken advantage of three opportunities to go abroad to four countries through the University's international initiatives. These programs have helped him choose his major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and set him on a career path in global politics.
Princeton’s Department of Molecular Biology is home to some of the world’s leading scientists whose research holds tremendous promise for understanding the complexities of all living things. Their work may lead to discoveries that can mitigate illnesses or even extend life.
In her EQuad laboratory, Lynn Loo is developing lightweight, easily processed, flexible, and often less expensive plastics to replace metals in electronic devices such as circuits and solar panels. At the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, she is advancing that work by forging partnerships with key companies. Loo, who earned her PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton in 2001, is the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemical and biological engineering. She also serves as associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center.
Five alumni who joined together to name seminar rooms in historic Stanhope Hall, home to the Center for African American Studies, gathered on March 11 to dedicate the Hobson-Rogers Seminar Room on the first floor and the Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room on the second. President Christopher L. Eisgruber thanked the group for their commitment to education, diversity, and civic engagement.
Brian Abel Ragen *87, a professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 25 years until his retirement in 2013, believes that rigorous study in the humanities benefits everyone, regardless of career path. To reinforce his commitment to education, he created two graduate fellowships in English at Princeton and named the University as a beneficiary in his will.
Shortly after Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 became Princeton’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, he set out on a “listening tour,” traveling across the nation and around the world to meet alumni, hear their concerns, and share his vision for the University.
Shortly after Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 became Princeton’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, he set out on a “listening tour,” traveling across the nation and around the world to meet alumni, hear their concerns, and share his vision for the University. For those who aren’t able to meet him in person, this video serves as an introduction to the president, in his own words.
During her undergraduate years, Sharon Holland '86 was well known on campus as an activist. “I changed Princeton and Princeton changed me,” she says. Now, she has made a bequest that honors her experience in her own unique way.
When William Scheide ’36 was born on January 6, 1914, Woodrow Wilson had stepped down as president of Princeton University and was president of the United States; Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line to build the Model T; and workers in Washington, D.C., were placing the first stones in the Lincoln Memorial.
When Harvard alumnus Jim Posner was choosing a graduate school, he decided on Princeton because “Princeton was flexible, welcoming, and encouraged individual goals.” It is the same flexibility and attention to individual circumstances that Posner found in Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning when he sought a way to show his “great appreciation” to the University.