September 28, 1987 |
Princeton University soon will begin to reap the benefits of its prestigious name in the marketplace. Manufacturers of items that bear the Princeton name and emblems - from sweat shirts to desk sets to boxer shorts - are now required to register their products with the school and to pay royalties. Officials say the trademark- licensing program was designed in response to an overwhelming demand for Princeton goods, as well as a defense against companies that falsely identify their products with the university.
November 9, 1995 |
Always among the most-respected and best-endowed schools in the nation, Princeton University will become even richer today with "one of the largest gifts in the history of higher education," university officials said. Jacquelyn Savani, a Princeton spokeswoman, said the gift is "in the ballpark" with one provided by industrialist Henry Rowan, who gave Glassboro State College $100 million and a new name in 1992. But Savani declined yesterday to give the value of the gift or identify the donor.
April 30, 2014 |
When Paul E. Sigmund and his brother Peter returned to the United States from Germany in 1933, the then-preschoolers could not speak English. "He and I both spent our first years in Germany," where their father worked as a civil engineer, Peter Sigmund said. Their American parents "considered it better to stick with one language. " So they were the only German-speaking children on their block of Hewitt Road in Wyncote, making them "an object of wonder," he said. On Monday, April 28, Paul Sigmund, 85, who retired in 2005 as a politics professor at Princeton University, died of complications from pneumonia at University Medical Center of Princeton.
July 3, 1986 |
Wrapping up one of the most successful fund-raising campaigns of its kind, Princeton University announced yesterday that it had collected $410.1 million in contributions in the last five years. The "Campaign for Princeton," which began in July 1981 with a goal of $275 million, far surpassed its February 1984 revised goal of $330 million. "It has succeeded beyond what we ever thought it would do," said Van Zandt Williams, vice president for development. He said 39,100 people and 240 foundations and corporations had contributed.
September 2, 2016
George Washington fought here, won here, and is about to get bulldozed out of here. "Here" is Maxwell's Field, a small patch of flat, slightly rolling land near Princeton University that historians call "hallowed ground" and site of the "turning point" of the Revolutionary War. Local and national preservationists want to keep the land as it is, which is largely as Gen. Washington found it when he routed the British Redcoats in the Battle of...
August 13, 2013 |
Amid the thousands of obscure tropical specimens piled in a University of Pennsylvania office - silvery moths, wasps the size of a speck of dirt, butterflies with more patterns than a fabric store - a lean, bearded fellow marches on a treadmill. Daniel H. Janzen and his wife, Winnie Hallwachs, brought the insects here from Costa Rica. He strides on the treadmill while working at an elevated desk - logging nearly 20 miles on a good day so he can stay in shape to go back for more insects.
June 9, 2016 |
Morris Cheston Jr., 78, of Spring House, a lawyer as renowned for his civic work as for his legal skills, died Sunday, June 5, of a heart attack at home. Mr. Cheston joined the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard Spahr L.L.P. in 1964. He became a partner in 1971 and senior counsel in 2009. His specialties were securities and corporate law, and legal matters involving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Perhaps his signature achievement in Philadelphia came in 1997 when, as board chairman of Pennsylvania Hospital, he campaigned for and implemented the merger of Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System into Penn Medicine.
April 23, 2013
From Princeton University, advice on what to do if you are on a wait list for college. See a video at: www.inquirer.com/wait
November 24, 2015 |
A Philadelphia native who studies at Harvard University and has advanced proficiency in eight languages is one of 32 winners of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship announced Sunday. Rivka B. Hyland, who spent her freshman year of high school at Friends Select School in Center City before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, will study for two to three years, expenses paid, at the University of Oxford in England. The winners were selected from among 869 applicants nominated by 316 colleges and universities.
January 10, 1995 |
When the talking was over, the University of New South Wales, from way Down Under, was on top. The Australians argued that the death penalty was just desserts for such heinous offenders as cop killers, major drug dealers and war criminals - and edged Britain's Oxford Union Society to win the 15th annual World Universities Debating Championship on Sunday night. New South Wales won a 6-5 decision before about 700 spectators at Princeton University. Princeton hosted the largest and most international of college debate tournaments ever, a weeklong contest among 244 teams from about 30 nations.