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Thomas-Graham Reading Room dedication

Princeton dedicates Thomas-Graham Reading Room in Firestone Library

October 4th, 2019 / Advancement

The Thomas-Graham Reading Room, located in the east end of the first floor of Firestone Library, was formally dedicated on Oct. 3. Lawrence Graham ’83 and his wife, Pamela Thomas-Graham, provided the generous gift that refurnished the space, part of the decade-long renovation of the 71-year-old Firestone Library.  

Ron Brown

1746 Society Webinar: September 2019

September 16th, 2019 / Gift Planning

Presented by Ron Brown ’72, Author of “A History of Charitable Gift Planning”

Princeton has been shaped by magnificent bequests and planned gifts, from the Scheide Library and the Graduate College campus to founding bequests in the 1700s. This richly illustrated webinar features Princeton heroes such as George Washington and James Madison, gifts of important manuscripts, paintings, and objects, and the fruits of endowed funds.

José Figueroa ’81 and C. Kim Goodwin ’81

C. Kim Goodwin ’81, José Figueroa ’81, and the inspiration of Sonia Sotomayor ’76

June 18th, 2019 / Advancement

More than four decades after Sonia Sotomayor '76 blazed a trail through Princeton, José Figueroa '81, C. Kim Goodwin '81, and a group of alumni have partnered to create the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund to assist first-generation college students who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor '76

Princeton University Establishes Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund

June 11th, 2019 / Advancement

A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to Princeton students from first-generation backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

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.

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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