Every year, Princeton alumni from every decade, along with friends of the University, come together through Annual Giving to strengthen and expand Princeton’s mission of excellence, including the University’s commitment to service to humanity.
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.
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.”
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.
The bonfire brought together students, alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate all that is Princeton. Please consider making your gift to the 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign before the end of the calendar year and keep the orange spirit glowing.
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.
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.
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.
Chance Fletcher ’18, from Oologah, Oklahoma, is a citizen of the Cherokee nation. He took a “Great American College Road Trip” with his grandmother; when they reached Princeton, he knew he’d found his destination. As a sophomore, he hiked 900 miles of the Trail of Tears, then focused his junior independent research project on the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands. His journeys have taken him far from home, but closer to understanding his roots—and his dreams for the future.
Princeton a capella group, the Roaring 20, serenaded members of the 1746 Society -- alumni, spouses, widows, parents, and friends who have included Princeton in their estate plans or made life income gifts -- at the Office of Gift Planning's annual luncheon, held in Prospect House on April 27, 2017.