Touching up a too-dark photo or using a fancy font for an invitation was made easier by computer graphics programs that the software giant Adobe Systems introduced — and John C. Nash ’67 helped develop those products. Nash, who died March 6, 2018, in Los Altos, California, began as a staffer when Adobe had only 100 employees. He rose to become the company’s principal scientist, and retired in 2005 having helped establish one of our world’s indispensable business tools. Nash didn’t forget that it was at Princeton where he discovered his love of mathematics, switching from psychology after spending his sophomore summer catching up on courses he needed to change his major. His bequest to the University, given for the University to use where it is most needed, was just shy of $1 million.
Princeton University’s 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign raised $68,568,435 — the third highest total in Annual Giving history — with 55.4% of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends.
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.
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.
On Saturday, June 1, nationally recognized experts Jennifer Jordan McCall '78, T. Randolph "Randy" Harris '72, and Victoria Baum Bjorklund '73 shared their thoughts on how to preserve your assets for your family and charities by avoiding bad choices and unscrupulous individuals in relationships, investments, and businesses.
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.
Olga Troyanskaya is a professor of computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. “I’m a computer scientist who has an experimental wet-lab,” said Troyanskaya, who came to Princeton in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. at Stanford University. “This is very unusual—and at Princeton it’s completely natural.”
This summer, Chitra Parikh ’21 will be organizing weekly community dinners for Philadelphians who live in the Kensington neighborhood, with the goal of promoting healthy eating choices and promoting social change. “The idea is that through these dinners the community spaces will be reactivated,” she said.
Sophomore Tyler Eddy always dreamed of becoming a scientist, but that plan was nearly derailed when he dropped out of college. He was working full-time at an auto-parts store when he enlisted in the Marines with the intention of returning to school. He became an airframe helicopter mechanic and rose to a rank of corporal, while simultaneously taking community college classes.