Recent Event Highlights: Aspire Campaign concludes, Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership at Princeton created, Robertsons settle in Wilson School donor suit, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment created, U. begins Aspire capital campaign, Center for African American Studies created, and 17 more...
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Tilghman announced in an email to the student body that she will be stepping down as president in June 2013.
Aspire Campaign raises $1.88 billion, beating its goal by $130 million in the largest capital campaign in the University's history.
Following a contentious six-year process, the Borough approved plans to construct an Arts and Transit Neighborhood on the southwest side of campus, a plan that moves the Dinky south.
At the recommendation of the Working Group on Residential and Social Life, Tilghman announced a ban on freshman affiliation with Greek organizations.
The Working Group on Campus Social and Residential Life is established.
With Connor Diemand-Yauman '10, created task force examining the relationship between the University and the eating clubs.
The Robertsons and the University agreed to settle the largest donor-intent lawsuit in U.S. history. Under the terms of the agreement, the Robertson Foundation was dissolved and its assets transferred to the University to create an endowed fund that will support the Wilson School’s graduate program. The University, in turn, paid $100 million to reimburse the Robertson family for its legal fees and to establish a new charitable foundation.
Tilghman agreed to serve on the board of trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a new nondenominational research university in Saudi Arabia.
The library, which was designed by Frank Gehry, was endowed in 2001 by University trustee Peter Lewis '55, who donated $60 million to the University in 2001 for the establishment of a science library.
Aspire was the largest capital campaign in University history. It aimed to raise $1.5-2 billion to support residential college expansion, performing and creative arts programs and financial aid.
The Tilghman administration also increased financial-aid awards for upperclassmen to defray the costs of eating clubs.
Released President's Report highlighting urgent and pressing need for further integration of the arts and scholarly pursuits.
Tilghman formed the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at the recommendation of faculty after 9/11 highlighted gaps in the University's international relations program; she made international focus a "highest priority" for the University.
The family that donated over $550 million to support the Wilson School sued the University for alleged misuse of the endowment.
Tilghman and the Council of Ivy League Presidents voted unanimously to institute a seven-week moratorium on "required athletic activities" for student-athletes in the time between the season and offseason for their sports.
Tilghman succeeded Harold T. Shapiro GS ’64 to become the first female president in University history and the second female president in the Ivy League.
Tilghman, who had worked on the team that cloned the first mammalian gene, founded the Institute and served as its director until being elected University president in 2001.
A beloved biology professor, Tilghman was awarded the Princeton President's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1996. A student once shaved her initials, SMT, into the back of his head.
Tilghman joined the Princeton faculty as the Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences, teaching classes in genetics and biology.
While a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Tilghman worked on the team that cloned the first mammalian gene.