Lincoln University and Princeton meet to discuss expanding relationship
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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – In December, Lincoln University welcomed senior administrative leaders from Princeton University to Lincoln’s main campus to discuss expanding the ongoing relationship between the two universities.
At the onset of Princeton’s daylong visit to campus, members from Princeton’s graduate school and provost’s office were greeted by President Brenda A. Allen and Provost Patricia Ramsey.
Their discussions included exploring opportunities for student research and internship programs for students on both campuses.
Throughout the day, the group met with Lincoln faculty members and department chairs to discuss how both universities could collaborate on faculty development, research, and faculty engagement.
The strengthening of ties between Lincoln and Princeton advances Lincoln’s new strategic plan, which calls for partnerships that enhance the education and professional development of students.
Lincoln’s relationship with Princeton dates back to the early years of the 19th century when Lincoln was colloquially known as the “Black Princeton” because of its Princeton-educated faculty, as noted in Wayne J. Urban’s biographical novel “Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972.”
In October, faculty and students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, hosted Dr. David Gabai, chair of the Department of Mathematics at Princeton, to discuss synergies between the two math departments. During his visit to Lincoln, Gabai gave a presentation to the math department on topology and knot theory before discussing research occurring in his undergraduate and graduate courses.
In July, members of the Lincoln community traveled to the Princeton University Library to launch a new archival research program. The program, Archives, Research, and Collaborative History, also known as ARCH, was launched alongside five HBCUs from around the country.
For more information about Lincoln’s commitment to building strategic relationships, visit the strategic plan website www.lincoln.edu/strategic-plan.
Article and photos by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations