Shortly after Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 became Princeton’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, he set out on a “listening tour,” traveling across the nation and around the world to meet alumni, hear their concerns, and share his vision for the University.
Shortly after Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 became Princeton’s 20th president on July 1, 2013, he set out on a “listening tour,” traveling across the nation and around the world to meet alumni, hear their concerns, and share his vision for the University. For those who aren’t able to meet him in person, this video serves as an introduction to the president, in his own words.
During her undergraduate years, Sharon Holland '86 was well known on campus as an activist. “I changed Princeton and Princeton changed me,” she says. Now, she has made a bequest that honors her experience in her own unique way.
When William Scheide ’36 was born on January 6, 1914, Woodrow Wilson had stepped down as president of Princeton University and was president of the United States; Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line to build the Model T; and workers in Washington, D.C., were placing the first stones in the Lincoln Memorial.
When Harvard alumnus Jim Posner was choosing a graduate school, he decided on Princeton because “Princeton was flexible, welcoming, and encouraged individual goals.” It is the same flexibility and attention to individual circumstances that Posner found in Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning when he sought a way to show his “great appreciation” to the University.
Professor of Electrical Engineering Sanjeev Kulkarni, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has been on Princeton’s faculty since 1991. He received the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007 and has earned seven Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. Kulkarni served as master of Butler College from 2004 until 2012. He was recently named dean of Princeton's Graduate School, effective March 31, 2014.
An unusual letter arrived on campus recently from the mother of a freshman: “I need to give back in some way,” wrote Kuntal Parikh, whose son, Agastya, receives scholarship support. “I do not have financial resources to contribute, but am more than willing to do anything else…absolutely anything, from filling envelopes to filing to making calls to making endless cups of Indian chai lattes or dinners or anything else that you can think of.”
Peter B. Lewis, a Princeton alumnus and former trustee who built Progressive Corp. into one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the United States and who donated generously to the University and other causes, died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla., of an apparent heart attack Saturday, Nov. 23.
Professor Steven Mackey, chair of the Department of Music, is a Grammy Award-winning composer and musician. A member of the faculty since 1985, he was a recipient of the first President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University in 1991.