Among many Princetonians serving in the current administration in Washington, D.C., are three professors who hold endowed chairs and have been granted leave for government service: Alan B. Krueger, Cecilia E. Rouse, and Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80.
The success of the University's comprehensive fundraising campaign, Aspire: A Plan for Princeton, in securing a strong future for Princeton depended on the full involvement of all its alumni.
A new alumni-led enterprise will involve black graduates more deeply in the life of Princeton University as leaders, volunteers and donors.
Students in Butler College returned to campus to find sparkling new dorms and gracious new landscaping this fall, when the last of the University’s planned four-year residential colleges opened in time for the start of classes.
Boosted by major gifts from two great friends of Princeton, funds realized by the University during the Aspire campaign from trusts and estates passed the $100 million mark the summer of 2009.
A $25 million gift from former University Trustee Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy, has created an innovative fund that will power cutting-edge research and technology in the natural sciences and engineering.
R. Kelly Doherty, founder and managing partner of Caymen Advisors, has been named chair of Princeton University’s Annual Giving Committee.
The 2008-09 Annual Giving campaign raised $44,597,633—the third highest total in Princeton's history—with 57.7 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.
When President Shirley M.Tilghman launched Aspire: A Plan for Princeton in 2007, she said,“These campaigns are a testament to the vision and dedication of the far-sighted Princetonians who conceived, led, and supported them.”
Is free will an illusion? How do we make decisions? What is the nature of the mind? These are some of the questions addressed in “The Neural Basis of Free Will and Consciousness,” a freshman seminar that combines philosophy and neuroscience and immerses freshmen in the theory and technology of both disciplines.