Posted Dec. 11, 2001
Princeton University announces four programs to help meet New York City-area needs resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11
The University has committed a total of $1 million to four programs that it is creating to assist individuals, especially young people, most directly affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and to help support New York City’s renewal and recovery from those attacks. The four programs will include:
In announcing the programs, President Shirley M. Tilghman said: “Over the past three months, we have been encouraged by students, faculty, staff members, alumni and trustees to find ways in which Princeton University could help meet pressing needs resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11. These conversations suggested several guidelines: First, given Princeton’s proximity to New York, we ought to focus on needs resulting from the attacks on the World Trade Center. Second, given Princeton’s mission, we ought to develop programs that involve teaching and research, and especially programs that help meet the needs of schoolchildren and students. Third, given the desire of so many members of the Princeton University community to help, we should draw as much as possible on their various talents and interests. And fourth, without trying to do more things than we can do well, we should try to identify and help meet a range of needs rather than concentrate all of our resources in one single area. The result of these conversations is the four programs we are announcing today.”
Further information, including contact information for the four programs,
will be posted as it becomes available.
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