September 28, 2020 Community, Education
Tiger Ethics: How to Pick a Schooling Option This Fall
What’s an ethical response to the virus’s unequal impact on different communities? Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values Elizabeth Harman has agreed to answer readers’ questions on pandemic ethics.
September 16, 2020 Education,
Alumni and faculty support deferring high school students with continuing education
Recognizing that an estimated one in five students is putting their college plans on hold — with a disproportionate number of those students from first-generation, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds — a group of alumni and Princeton faculty has joined forces to provide education and mentoring to students, allowing them to continue with their education and to build college-level skills.
September 16, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Research interns get creative around science and social change in the summer of COVID-19
When the pandemic shut down almost all on-campus research, Princeton students who had arranged in-person summer research internships needed to pivot quickly.
September 4, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Princeton Online Tutoring Network helps bridge educational gaps for K-12 students
After scattering to homes across the country and around the world this spring, a growing group of Princeton students have used video conferencing not only to continue coursework and keep up social connections, but also to support the learning and development of younger students in the tri-state area.
August 31, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education, Technology
Student Dispatch: An Unusual Summer of Camping, Art, Spelunking
This summer’s unusual circumstances robbed most Princeton students of exciting plans — internships in New York City, language courses in China, travel across Italy. But with significant free time, students still discovered opportunities for personal and professional growth, and even travel. Finding them just required a little creativity, and sometimes a little luck.
August 21, 2020 Community, Education
High school seniors address a critical moment and build community in Princeton’s 2020 Summer Journalism Program
The Princeton Summer Journalism Program’s impossible year saw much student reporting centered around COVID-19. Young reporters drilled congressional candidates on their plans for school reopenings, documented the struggles of essential workers, and conducted an impressive investigation into the myriad and often reckless approaches to the reintroduction of high school sports this fall.
August 20, 2020 Community, Education, Research
Remote possibilities: Virtual internships connect Princeton students to academic, service opportunities
This summer, the University helped students pivot from their original plans to a wide variety of internships that are 100% digital. These opportunities span academic disciplines. Others include a service component, reflecting the University’s informal motto, “In the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Some are focused on issues related to racial and social justice, and helping those affected by the pandemic, through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s RISE fellows and COVID-19 Response Grant programs.
August 14, 2020 Education, Research
Home-Based Global Health Internships: Persevering during the Pandemic
As the university transitioned to distance learning, CHW worked with its partners to reimagine its 2020 internship program. Many internships were successfully modified to virtual formats, while faculty members stepped in to create additional health-focused opportunities. In total, CHW funded nearly 30 remote global health internships along with 20 remote senior thesis research projects.
August 14, 2020 Education, Policy, Research
Student Interns Step Up to Research Poverty With Don Burnes ’63
During the spring semester, Don Burnes ’63, the founder and an adviser of the Burnes Institute for Poverty Research at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, responded to a call from Princeton’s Center for Career Development asking alumni if they had internship opportunities for current students.
August 12, 2020 Community, Education, Service
After summer internships were scrapped, Abhiram Karuppur ’19 took mentorship to a new level
Abhiram Karuppur ’19 originally agreed to mentor a single Princeton student. But that quickly grew into a summer-long virtual finance mentorship class program he built from scratch after more than 20 Princeton students, who had their summer internships cancelled due to COVID-19, expressed interest in Karuppur’s offer.
June 30, 2020 Education, News, Technology
With an assist from Charles Goldstein *69 *71, students landed 35 virtual summer internships
With parts of the country locked down and many businesses and organizations operating under at-home work conditions due to COVID-19, most summer internships were canceled. Charles Goldstein *69 *71 was determined to support as many Princeton students as he could, helping to arrange 35 virtual internships at HALE Sports.
June 22, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education, News
Medical Anthropology students capture the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways
Once João Biehl and Onur Günay shifted instruction for their Medical Anthropology class online as a result of COVID-19, they encouraged students to think creatively about the health crisis. The students captured the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways that might serve as documents for future students and academics who study the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 America.