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.
Edward C. Taylor, a Princeton University chemistry professor whose research into butterfly wing pigments led to the development of a cancer-fighting drug used worldwide, died Nov. 22 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was 94.
Tiger Athletics Give Day (#TAGD) returns for its fourth year on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This 24-hour online giving challenge is a significant source of support for Princeton’s 37 varsity sports teams. Each successive #TAGD has surpassed the record of the previous year, with a total of 8,500 donors in 2016.
In addition to providing generous support, life income gifts can diversify your portfolio, increase your income, reduce or defer capital gains tax, and provide a federal income tax deduction. Donors often use the payments to fund their annual gift to the University, or to support a University priority during their lifetime. Beginning with their 50th Reunion, alumni can make their gift in this form through the Annual Giving Legacy program and receive class credit.
In a nearly 50-year career, William D. Zabel ’58 has earned legendary status among estate and tax planners for his work with high-net-worth individuals. His client list includes names ranging from Annenberg to Chrysler to Soros. Zabel shared his wisdom with alumni at Reunions 2017.
As his 50th Reunion approached, Bill Paternotte ’67 thought, “I want to make a tangible statement of what Princeton has meant to me.” But how? When he learned a life income gift to Princeton would also be counted as a contribution to Annual Giving through a new program, thereby adding to his class’s legacy, he found his answer.