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.

‘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.

Here’s the full article.

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.

Eisgruber emphasizes civil virtues at Commencement

At Princeton University’s 272nd Commencement on Tuesday, June 4, President Christopher L. Eisgruber encouraged graduates to use their Princeton education to provide the “service, citizenship and leadership” that the world needs. Commencement marked the culmination of three days of celebrations of the Class of 2019 that also included Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding and the ROTC commissioning ceremony. Here’s the full article here.

Princeton awards six honorary degrees

Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching