June 15, 2020 Education, Service
Class of 1980 Reunions’ Community Service Project Benefits Trenton-Area School
When the Class of 1980 learned that Reunions wasn’t continuing as originally planned due to the pandemic, the class quickly determined it wanted to keep one aspect of Reunions intact: its community service project. With its 40th reunion theme, “The Ties That Bind,” as a guidepost, the class sought to pursue a project that had real impact and was meaningful to its members.
June 9, 2020 Community, Education, Policy
Inaugural Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 conversation investigates xenophobia
Four panelists participated in the inaugural event for the Equity, Inclusion and COVID-19 conversation series, titled “Race in the COVID Era: What America’s History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today.” The 90-minute discussion addressed how xenophobia and racial inequities in the United States had been amplified by the pandemic, particularly discrimination against people of Chinese and Asian descent.
June 2, 2020 Community, Education,
Princeton University Library launches COVID-19 oral history project
Princeton University Library is collecting oral histories about the COVID-19 pandemic from students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the University Archives. The COVID-19 & Me: Oral History Project, led by Project Archivist for Student Life Valencia L. Johnson, aims to archive how people in the Princeton community are experiencing the effects of the ongoing crisis.
June 1, 2020 Education, Health Care, Policy, Research, Technology
Hisashi Kobayashi *67 Engineers Pandemic Model and Support for Princeton
While on an extended visit to his native Japan due to the global coronavirus pandemic, former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Hisashi Kobayashi *67 is developing a mathematical model that he hopes can capture the epidemic’s behavior — for the benefit of all who are tracking the virus.
May 29, 2020 Education, Policy
Where Does Journalism Go From Here? News, Media and COVID-19
Journalism has seen intense difficulties over the last decade, but the current crisis has shown just how important that work is and how newsrooms are innovating to keep it going. Midstory’s Logan Sander ’18 chatted with Joe Stephens, award-winning reporter and founding director of Princeton University’s Program in Journalism.
May 29, 2020 Education, Podcasts
Imagining the Future of Higher Education: What Comes Next?
Not all colleges and universities will survive this pandemic, says Kate Foster *93, president of The College of New Jersey. But the forest fire raging through higher education will also make room for new growth — opportunities for creative partnerships and possibilities.
Anne Fitzgibbon *98’s Music-Making Program Helps Keep Kids Composed
While sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, nine students from Anne Fitzgibbon *98’s Harmony Program, together with members of the New York Philharmonic, channeled their feelings into a musical creation.
May 26, 2020 Education
Theola DeBose ’96 Creates a New Family Rhythm in Quarantine
Theola DeBose ’96 finds frustration in homeschooling her four children, but also an unexpected gift in the time together.
May 22, 2020 Education
To Engage Students On Zoom, Elyse Graham ’07 Became a Performer
Elyse Graham ’07 turned to TikTok and YouTube, costumes and humorous performance to keep her college students engaged.
May 21, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Marty Johnson ’81’s Nonprofit Helps Trenton Families Weather COVID-19
Marty Johnson ’81 pivots his development and environmental nonprofit in Trenton to protect residents from the coronavirus. “It’s not all crisis management. Some changes will teach us new ways forward.” (Photo by Peter Murphy)
May 21, 2020 Community, Education
Amid Disruption, Jacklyn Bruce ’99 Teaches Students to Learn From History
History teacher Jacklyn E. Bruce ’99 discusses the economic and resource disparities her students are facing, and the loss of face to face connection as the pandemic overtakes the school year.
May 19, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Community, Education, Health Care, News, Policy, Service
Medical Anthropology students share COVID-19 projects in online showcase
Medical Anthropology (ANT/HUM 240) might be the rare Princeton course that was deepened and enriched by the life-altering circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, since its focus is very much related to how the humanities and anthropology can help us understand illness, healing and present-day struggles for wellbeing. The students’ class projects have been made available in a special online showcase.