April 24, 2020 Education, Technology
Rob Barnett ’09 Helps Teachers Convert to Online Teaching
When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close, many teachers scrambled to upgrade their tech skills and bring class work online. A resource that was up and running co-created by Rob Barnett ’09 is a boon for teachers navigating this new reality.
April 21, 2020 Education,
Sharon Carver ’82 has the answers for at-home preschool education
Sharon Carver ’82, director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Children’s School, is helping the parents of preschool and kindergarten children by sharing online resources for at-home learning.
April 19, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education
Master Class: Get Your Art Fix in a Double Dose of Lecture and Drawing, Virtually
Unleash your inner artist and enjoy an inside peek of the Princeton University Art Museum all in one night. The art museum’s popular Late Thursday programming has gone virtual to allow for social distancing with the current coronavirus challenge, but added a new element — an online drawing class to enhance the experience.
April 16, 2020 Education, Podcasts
Supporting Students: Undergraduate Student Government Focuses on Community
COVID-19 has delivered unprecedented disruptions to student life. USG President Chitra Parikh reflects on her changed role as a campus leader, challenges for students still on campus and the importance of staying close despite being dispersed.
April 13, 2020 Education, Podcasts
Challenging Conventional Wisdom: President Eisgruber Confronts Coronavirus
Friday, March 13, 2020 stands as a singular day in Princeton’s history — it was the last day of normality in an academic year disrupted by the COVID-19 virus. President Chris Eisgruber describes the intense consultations behind the decision to disperse students from campus, move teaching online and suspend regular operations.
April 9, 2020 Community, Education,
University staff work 24/7 to support on-campus community during coronavirus pandemic
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Princeton campus might look like a ghost town in the bloom of springtime. But in fact, hundreds of essential staff members are practicing social distancing while working around the clock to support the on-campus community, and hundreds of other staff members are working from home to provide support.
April 7, 2020 Education, Podcasts
Invading the Screen: The New Urgency of Distance Learning
When coronavirus forced Princeton to close its campus classrooms in favor of remote teaching, Professor Jeremy Adelman drew upon a decade of pioneering work in distance education. As director of the “Global History Lab,” Adelman has experimented for years with ways to keep students connected and engaged online. His spring undergraduate course at Princeton is on-topic, too, focusing on globalization since 1820 and offering historical observations of human and environmental interdependence.
April 7, 2020 Education, Podcasts
Bringing Students Home: Navigating an Unprecedented Crisis
As coronavirus spread beyond China, and Princeton recalled its overseas students, another kind of crisis emerged when several countries interrupted commercial air traffic. Peru, where seven Princeton students were studying this spring, blocked even emergency charter flights from taking off and landing. Kara Amoratis, Princeton’s associate director of International Travel Safety and Security, describes the unfolding events as she led efforts to bring Princeton’s students home from abroad.
March 26, 2020 Education
Writing in the time of coronavirus: John McPhee’s legendary course goes virtual
After 45 years of teaching his legendary “Creative Nonfiction” course on campus, Professor John McPhee, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has started teaching his class remotely.
March 26, 2020 Community, Education
Princeton Faculty Members Send Greetings As Classes Go Virtual
Princeton faculty members send messages of encouragement to students as they begin virtual learning in spring 2020.
March 17, 2020 Education, Health Care, News
University president uses medical degree to help inform university COVID-19 response
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel ’79 found his background as a medical doctor useful when making tough decisions about the university’s coronavirus response. Read about how he and other university presidents responded.