Princeton Weekly Bulletin   November 19, 2007, Vol. 97, No. 9   prev   next   current

Princeton launches comprehensive campaign to raise $1.75 billion

By Cass Cliatt

Aspiring to sustain and expand its excellence in teaching and research, and to increase the University’s impact on a changing world, Princeton leaders officially launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign Nov. 9 to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Center for the Arts named after donor Lewis

Princeton on Nov. 8 named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University’s major arts initiative.

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McCrudden to become senior adviser on financial planning

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Christopher McCrudden, a member of the University administration since 1973 and a national leader on issues related to university finance, will take on a new role as senior adviser to President Tilghman on a range of strategic matters related to Princeton’s financial planning. His appointment will be effective upon the designation of a successor for his current position.

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Princeton to study athletics program

Princeton has begun a yearlong, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The specific areas the self-study will cover are academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, and equity and student-athlete well-being.

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Committee to plan for Firestone renovation

A faculty steering committee has been formed to take the next step in the process of planning for a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library, which is expected to begin in fall 2009.

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Forum on federal service held

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs joined with the Partnership for Public Service to host a forum on federal service, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Public Service Leaders,” on Nov. 7-8 at Princeton.

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Advance Fund raises more than $610 million

When the Aspire campaign was launched on Nov. 9 it already had raised more than $610 million in gifts during the campaign’s “quiet phase,” which began on July 1, 2005. This Advance Fund is composed of the contributions of alumni and friends who supported a wide variety of initiatives. What follows is a sampling of gifts announced publicly during this period.

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