Chance Fletcher ’18, from Oologah, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Cherokee nation. He took a “Great American College Road Trip” with his grandmother; when they reached Princeton, he knew he’d found his destination. As a sophomore, he hiked 900 miles of the Trail of Tears, then focused his junior independent research project on the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands. His journeys have taken him far from home, but closer to understanding his roots—and his dreams for the future.
Princeton Research Day—the second annual celebration of research and creative endeavors by undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and other scholars—showcased more than 140 presentations on topics ranging from the metabolism of fruit fly embryos to theories on why large-scale, complex projects rarely—if ever—stay on schedule.
Princeton a capella group, the Roaring 20, serenaded members of the 1746 Society -- alumni, spouses, widows, parents, and friends who have included Princeton in their estate plans or made life income gifts -- at the Office of Gift Planning's annual luncheon, held in Prospect House on April 27, 2017.
Prospect Gardens’ tulips were in full bloom as 1746 Society members gathered on April 27, 2017, helping to keep spirits bright and conversation lively. The event, hosted by Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning, recognizes alumni, spouses, widows, parents, and friends who have included Princeton in their estate plans or made life income gifts.
Sarah Santucci ’17 was raised in the rich farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Her concentration in molecular biology at Princeton comes naturally; she’s always been interested in what can grow in soil and water. After getting involved with the Princeton Garden Project her interests began to shift from the tenacity of orchid species to the community benefits of growing organic food. From sustenance to sustainability, Sarah is planting ideas that will lead to healthier lives.
Charles Gillispie, Princeton’s Dayton-Stockton Professor of History Emeritus, epitomized the qualities associated with an ideal professor: rigorous scholarship and a devotion to students.
Princeton alumnae connected with old friends, made new ones, and heard from faculty members and administrators during the Women in Leadership conference April 6-7. Speakers included Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor of history, emeritus and former dean of the college, who discussed her new book, Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation.
It was the summer after his junior year, and Mark Pavlyukovskyy ’13 found himself in a hospital bed in Paris, recovering from a mysterious illness that he had contracted while teaching children in a remote village in Ghana. He was in the hospital for a week. When it became clear that he would get better, he used the time in bed to reevaluate his priorities. He thought about his future and how he could have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Alumni, friends, and members of the University community celebrated the dedication of the new Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building on April 5, 2017. A reimagining of the venerable “Old Frick” Laboratory, the building was made possible by a gift from Mitchell R. Julis ’77 P19 and Joleen Romo Julis P19, and named in honor of their families.