‘She Roars’ podcast talks to journalist Maria Ressa about the weaponization of social media

Online journalist Maria Ressa, Class of 1986, knows the best and the worst of social media.  It helped drive the Philippines-based news site she co-founded, called Rappler, to 300% growth rates in its early years. Today, she warns that the weaponization of social media threatens the very existence of Rappler, free speech, her own freedom and the future of democracy itself — not just in the Philippines but worldwide.

Here’s the full article.

Board of Trustees reaffirms strategic plan guiding Princeton University’s future

At its June meeting, Princeton University’s Board of Trustees approved an update to the strategic planning framework that it adopted in January 2016 to guide the University’s ongoing efforts to enhance Princeton’s core commitments to excellence in teaching and research and to such bedrock principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service.

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Graduates reflect and celebrate at Commencement

In the weeks leading up to Commencement, graduating students felt a mix of emotions — relief at completing their coursework, theses and dissertations; sadness about leaving Princeton and their friends, and excitement about the futures they’re entering, armed with what they’ve learned at Princeton. (Images for graduates and families are available here.)

Here’s the full article on Commencement.