‘She Roars’ podcast discusses immigration with Maribel Hernandez Rivera

The latest episode of the “She Roars” podcast features Maribel Hernandez Rivera, a 2010 graduate alumna, reflecting on her childhood experience as an undocumented immigrant and now a champion of immigrant rights. She works as district director for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after a previous position in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.


To readers of the Weekly Bulletin

Summertime greetings from the Office of Communications! Starting with this issue, we are evolving the Weekly Bulletin to showcase content around key themes and institutional priorities, alongside campus updates. For example, below, you will find items focused on Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Environment, as well as pieces on Toni Morrison and Xiyue Wang. We will be reaching out to readers over the coming weeks for feedback and input. Best, Ben Chang and Mike Hotchkiss

Graduate School dean appeals for release of Xiyue Wang on 3-year anniversary of his detention in Iran

On Aug. 7, 2016, authorities in Iran detained Princeton history graduate student Xiyue Wang in Tehran, where he remains held in Evin prison. Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School, issued the following statement Aug. 7, 2019, appealing for Wang’s immediate release. (Media coverage from Bloomberg, The New York Times and CNN.)

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton faculty member, dies at 88

World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She was 88. (Media coverage from The Wall Street Journal, CNN and Inside Higher Ed.)

More from Princeton:

  • Video highlighting Morrison’s enduring legacy on campus, featuring President Eisgruber’s remarks at the 2017 dedication of Morrison Hall. 
  • Twitter thread celebrating Morrison’s life and legacy through her words, career accomplishments and thoughts from around the world.

Princeton art museum partners with historically black colleges in art leadership program

How does a curator create a museum exhibition? What does a day in the life of a working artist look like? How do science and technology help conserve art? How do issues of diversity and representation affect artists and professionals in the field?

In the media:

Princeton University Ranks Highest Among Tri-State Schools in Princeton Review’s ‘Great Financial Aid,’ Survey (NBC New York) 

Princeton University Named Among ‘Best’ For Financial Aid (Patch) 

The 25 Best Colleges in America, According to 19,000 Data Points on Cost and Quality (Money)

PPPL apprenticeship program lets young people earn while they learn high-tech careers

Young people enrolled in the pre-apprenticeship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are shadowing skilled technicians on tasks such as welding components for PPPL’s flagship fusion experiment or repairing the massive motor generators that power it. As they learn, they are preparing for their own future. (Media coverage from ROI and Insider NJ.)

More from Princeton: 

In the news:

Rodney Priestley named vice dean for innovation

Rodney Priestley, professor of chemical and biological engineering and a leading researcher in the area of complex materials and processing, has been named Princeton’s vice dean for innovation, effective Feb. 3. The newly created position provides academic leadership for innovation and entrepreneurship activities across campus. (Media coverage from ROI and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Public school educators explore pathways to success for underrepresented students

New Jersey high school educators hoping to improve college access for their students spent a day learning about Princeton University’s pathway programs for underrepresented populations at the Princeton AP/IB College Pathways Institute. The educators explored model practices they can apply in their home districts to support students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses or those who are earning International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.

Ramaswami, researcher of urban sustainability, appointed inaugural director of M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has been named professor of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She will assume her new duties at Princeton on Aug. 1.