When Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense in 1776 he no doubt hoped his words would endure, but he might be surprised by how they are being preserved. Historians and history enthusiasts can now read one of his pamphlets on a computer screen in its original format, digitally flipping its 50 pages.
Princeton University alumnus Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, and alumna MacKenzie Bezos, are donating $15 million to the University to create the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
Princeton’s lacrosse and field hockey teams will have new and improved playing surfaces and expanded facilities, thanks to the generous support of a consortium of alumni, parents, and friends.
A gift from William Clay Ford Jr., a member of Princeton's Class of 1979, and Lisa Vanderzee Ford, of the Class of 1982, will create the Bill and Lisa Ford Family Directorship of Athletics at Princeton University.
Investment banking executive Benjamin H. Griswold IV '62, and his family have made a substantial gift to endow the Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies, in honor of Griswold's father.
The 2010-11 Annual Giving campaign raised $50,010,045 -- the second highest total in Annual Giving history -- with 61.3 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
Sovereign Bank, part of Banco Santander, has signed a three-year funding agreement with Princeton University to support international scholarly initiatives.
Seeking to provide “tinkerers” with freedom to explore hunches and passions, businesswoman and philanthropist Lynn Shostack has given $10 million to permanently endow the Project X innovation fund in Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Princeton's class of 1976 celebrated its 35th reunion by naming a dormitory in Butler College. Class of 1976 Hall is the fifth dorm to be named in the complex, whose reconstruction completed the University's launch of its four-year residential college system.