When Princeton University senior Alana Reynolds arrived in Mozambique last June to conduct fieldwork for her thesis, she realized that she had to see elephants differently if she wanted to help protect them. She had traveled to the southeast African country with support from the Becky Colvin Memorial Award presented annually by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Margaret Miller, who has led Princeton University’s Alumni Affairs office for 16 years, has been named to an expanded role that encompasses both Alumni Affairs and Development, and emphasizes University Advancement’s strategic focus on volunteers.
Each year, Princeton alumni, parents, and friends make a commitment through Annual Giving to support and expand Princeton's mission of excellence in teaching and research. A new video series, "Walking Together," demonstrates the impact of that commitment to give back to the University. The first video in the series highlights the work of Professor of Sociology Matthew Desmond, principal investigator of The Eviction Lab at Princeton, whose groundbreaking work is changing the national conversation about housing insecurity.
The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, made possible by a gift from Sumir Chadha of Princeton’s Class of 1993, was dedicated at Princeton University on April 27.
Gifts from Gilchrist B. Berg, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1973, have created a professorship and lectureship in honor of Uwe E. Reinhardt, Princeton’s James Madison Professor of Political Economy, professor of economics and public affairs, and a world-renowned authority on health care.
Using a wide array of creative filmmaking styles, students who entered the “What’s Your Unforgettable Princeton?” short video contest shared their most memorable experiences in 90 seconds or less.
By Greta Shum, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
In 1948, as the world raced to recover from World War II, an Austrian teenager named Gerhard R. Andlinger wrote an essay titled “The World I Want” in response to an American newspaper’s contest. In the seven decades since that essay won him a ticket to the United States and, ultimately, Princeton University, Gerry Andlinger set about building that world.
A gift from Sumir Chadha of Princeton’s Class of 1993 has established the M. S. Chadha Center for Global India, which will bring together scholars and students from all disciplines to broadly explore contemporary India, including its economy, politics, and culture. The center is named in honor of Chadha’s grandfather, a distinguished physician who served as the director general of Health Services for India.
By Nancy H. Lin ’77 S76 P10
My father received his graduate degree in economics from Princeton 1935. He was a Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholar, and while he enjoyed his studies, he seldom spoke about his years at Princeton, although he did ask me not to join an eating club or play golf. He became an interpreter, often acted in a paralegal capacity, and community social worker for Chinese immigrants, mostly in New York City’s Chinatown. My father had high, challenging standards and a kind heart.
Want to know the best thing about Whitman College? Ask the students who live there. Completed in fall 2007 and named for alumna Meg Whitman '77, the Collegiate Gothic college -- one of Princeton's six residential colleges -- houses and advises first-year students, sophomores, juniors and seniors. In this video, they share some highlights of life in Whitman.