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Tilghman timeline

A look at some of the key events and initiatives in Shirley M. Tilghman’s five-year tenure as Princeton president

May 5, 2001. Named Princeton’s 19th president

September 28, 2001. Installed as president

November 10, 2001. Announced a $60 million gift from Peter Lewis for a Frank Gehry-designed science library known as Lewis Library

December 11, 2001. Announced the University’s commitment of $1 million to creating programs to assist individuals, especially young people, most directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

February 4, 2002. Announced a $30 million gift from Meg Whitman to support construction of the University’s sixth residential college, Whitman College

June 30, 2003. Announced the creation of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

September 29, 2003. The Task Force on the Status of Women in the Natural Sciences and Engineering issued a report recommending a wide range of initiatives to address imbalances between men and women in these fields

April 26, 2004. Faculty members approved a new policy to establish a common grading standard across the University in an effort to combat grade inflation

October, 2004. Traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, meeting with alumni and government officials

November 9, 2004. The Task Force on Health and Well-Being issued a series of recommendations for significant changes in University policies and programs in areas such as health services and child care

Fall, 2004. Appointed Diversity Working Group to identify strategies and potential barriers that affect the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of a diverse workforce at Princeton

September 13, 2005. Announced Princeton’s partnership with Brown University to aid Dillard University in rebuilding its New Orleans campus after Hurricane Katrina

November 16, 2005. Announced the launch of the multidisciplinary Princeton Institute in Neuroscience

January 21, 2006. Announced a $101 million gift from Peter Lewis to establish the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

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