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Alumni Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano Make Princeton History with Major Gift that Will Name Two Dormitories

September 16th, 2020 / Advancement

Kwanza Jones ’93 and José E. Feliciano ’94 have made a $20 million contribution to Princeton that is the largest gift to date by Black and Latino donors. Their gift highlights the promise of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the larger University community and will support undergraduate expansion with the construction of two adjoining dormitories in one of the two new residential colleges.

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Dedication

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Dedication, April 5, 2017

April 12th, 2017 / Advancement

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.

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Dedication of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

June 7th, 2016 / Advancement

Alumni, friends, and members of the University community celebrated the new home of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment on May 18. The center has an urgent goal: to help transition the world away from fossil fuels through research and education that will produce the solutions essential to preserving the planet for future generations. It was made possible by a $100 million gift from Gerhard Andlinger '52. The center's primary lecture and gathering space, Maeder Hall, made possible by a gift from Paul Maeder ’75, was also dedicated during the celebration.

Lawrence Otis Graham ’83: A Lifelong Love of Firestone

June 30th, 2015 / Advancement

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 Home for Creativity and Connection

April 13th, 2015 / Advancement

In designing the new Music Building and Lewis Center for the Arts complex, architect Steven Holl sought to create a collective space that would relate to the rest of the campus. In this video, he discusses his vision for the project and University Architect Ron McCoy *80 describes the connections Princetonians have with the University’s venerable buildings, and the challenge that presents for this new generation of architecture.

Celebrating Gifts to the Center for African American Studies

March 17th, 2014 / Advancement

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.

Undergraduates observe a small wind-solar hybrid system on the roof of the Engineering Quadrangle.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment: Seeking a Sustainable Future

October 24th, 2013 / Advancement

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is working to transform the ways we generate and use electricity and fuels around the world. The center combines Princeton’s strengths in materials science, environmental science, policy, and engineering—and adds a measure of entrepreneurial creativity—to develop practical technologies and affordable products that can provide renewable energy and mitigate damage to the environment.

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