On October 19, alumni, faculty, and members of the Princeton community gathered to dedicate the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics, made possible by a gift from Louis A. Simpson *60 P90. The event featured a lecture by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who was chair of Princeton's Department of Economics, as well as remarks by Janet M. Currie *88, chair of the economics department, and Richard Rogerson, director of the Simpson Center.
A $5.6 million gift from investor William H. Janeway ’65 has established a fund that will support collaborative teaching and research in finance and other fields of economics at Princeton University.
A $5 million gift from investment executive John P. Birkelund ’52 has established the Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy at Princeton University. The new undergraduate certificate program, available to students beginning in the 2015–16 academic year, will provide preparation for careers in governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that preserve stability and improve lives around the world.
Princeton University’s 2014-15 Annual Giving campaign raised $61,490,178—the highest total in Annual Giving history—with 60.3 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
As an ambitious 17-year-old college freshman, Lawrence Otis Graham ’83 set his sights on getting published. He tried pitching two magazines a story on surviving the college admissions interview; both turned him down. Intent on his goal, he headed to Firestone Library to consult nonfiction books on educational issues written for young people.
A gift from three Princeton alumni—Peter Briger ’86, Gordon Ritter ’86, and a third who wishes to remain anonymous—has established a pilot funding program to support recent University alumni entrepreneurs and their startup companies.
A $10 million gift will create the Daniel Kahneman and Anne Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy at Princeton, enabling the University to strengthen its leading role in this emerging field and improve the development of effective policymaking.
Nine Princeton undergraduates will intern and conduct research internationally this summer as the University's first Streicker Fellows. The Streicker International Fellows Fund was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to carry out substantive research or educational projects while immersed in a foreign culture.
Two teams of Princeton University students will spend the summer introducing chamber music to young people in New York City and bringing together budding entrepreneurs in the Philippines, thanks to $10,000 grants from the Projects for Peace initiative. The program, which supports new and creative ideas for promoting peace around the world, funded 127 proposals this year.