Princeton couple to be honored for land conservation efforts by state group
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Princeton couple to be honored for land conservation efforts by state group

Scott and Hella McVay of Princeton will be honored for their longtime support of land conservation at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s annual gala next month. The McVays were chosen as this year’s honorees for their enthusiastic leadership in promoting a wide range of causes, including conservation, environmental stewardship, animal welfare, the arts, science, and…

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman selects Princeton Professor Matthew Desmond to be her State of Union guest
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U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman selects Princeton Professor Matthew Desmond to be her State of Union guest

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) announced Monday that her 2024 State of the Union guest is Princeton University Professor Matthew Desmond.  Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted and Poverty, By America.” An outspoken supporter of more robust anti-poverty measures in America, Desmond…

Princeton Area Community Foundation CEO Jeffrey Vega dies after battling rare cancer (updated with service info.)
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Princeton Area Community Foundation CEO Jeffrey Vega dies after battling rare cancer (updated with service info.)

Jeffrey Vega, the president and CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation since 2015, died Sunday Penn Medicine Princeton Health after battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He was 56. “The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff mourn his loss, and we extend our deepest condolences to Jeff’s family,” said Sonia Delgado,…

Princeton Area Community Foundation welcomes three trustees
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Princeton Area Community Foundation welcomes three trustees

The Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed three members to serve three-year terms: Marygrace Billek of West Windsor, Ka’Neda Bullock of Trenton, and Michael Ullmann of Princeton. The trustees oversee a foundation with more than $240 million in assets. The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants…

Princeton University doctoral student kidnapped in Iraq
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Princeton University doctoral student kidnapped in Iraq

A Princeton University doctoral student was kidnapped in Iraq while doing research in the country, according to a statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Elizabeth Tsurkov, 36, was in Iraq doing field research for her dissertation. Tsurkov, an Israeli-Russian dual citizen, is being held by an Iraqi Shia militant group called the…