“Curiouser and curiouser!” Lewis Carroll’s line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland flashed through my mind as a cage-like contraption, larger than a football helmet and fitted with a mini-movie screen, was lowered over my head.
Before Kovey Coles ’15 came to Princeton, he had limited experience traveling internationally. During the past three years, he has taken advantage of three opportunities to go abroad to four countries through the University's international initiatives. These programs have helped him choose his major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and set him on a career path in global politics.
An unusual letter arrived on campus recently from the mother of a freshman: “I need to give back in some way,” wrote Kuntal Parikh, whose son, Agastya, receives scholarship support. “I do not have financial resources to contribute, but am more than willing to do anything else…absolutely anything, from filling envelopes to filing to making calls to making endless cups of Indian chai lattes or dinners or anything else that you can think of.”
Since its launch five years ago, the Bridge Year Program has allowed 123 newly admitted Princeton students to delay the start of their freshman year in order to spend nine months engaged in public service projects in another country.
Princeton students are currently on fall break, pursuing a variety of activities. In this video, we take a look at community service work, research projects, and other experiences that enriched students’ summer breaks.
When Charles McKnight Murdock recently made a gift to augment the Charles McKnight and Kenneth Crampton Memorial Scholarship, he wrote a new page in a family history that first became intertwined with Princeton's nearly 100 years ago.
In events surrounding the September 27 Princeton-Yale field hockey game, the University celebrated the nearly completed two-year project to renovate the lacrosse and field hockey facilities.
Princeton freshmen face a difficult choice. Should they learn how cells age or how to curate a museum exhibition? Should they study ethics in financial markets, the tipping points of global warming, or whether there is life on Mars? More than half of each year’s entering class enrolls in freshman seminars.
The first Princeton Brazil Global Fellows are returning from São Paulo with research material that will define their senior theses and doctoral dissertations, and experiences that will shape their lives as scholars and citizens of the world.