May 11, 2020 Service
Shikha Uberoi Bajpai ’13 recruits students for summer startup experience
When a request came from the Center for Career Development for alumni to share internship or project work opportunities at their organizations, Shikha Uberoi Bajpai ’13, the president of Indi Individuals Inc., saw an opportunity to help and serve.
May 11, 2020 Education, Service
Daniel Te ’21 Initiates Acts of Kindness
Following his first year at Princeton, junior Daniel Te felt he hadn’t connected to as many classmates as he had hoped, so he decided on a different course of action. Fondly remembering the moments in which classmates were especially kind to him, he decided to pay that kindness forward by offering to cheer on his classmates during finals.
May 8, 2020 Health Care, Service
Jim Ayala ’84 illuminates the COVID-19 medical response in the Philippines
In the poorest sections of rural Philippines, Jim Ayala ’84 and his solar-energy company have donated PPE equipment for more than 2,300 village frontliners and provided the equipment to light-up more than 130 unelectrified quarantine stations so that the health volunteers can effectively and safely do their jobs.
May 6, 2020 Community, Education, Service
Power of the Pivot: Bogle Fellows Book Exchange
When COVID-19 made the usual programming for new Bogle Fellows impossible, Pace Center Program Coordinator Kira O’Brien turned to a low-tech resource — books — to bring new Fellows together. She developed a book exchange in order to facilitate group cohesion in this time of social distancing, noting how for her, exchanging books is “a way to engage someone in a conversation, share a perspective, and invite someone to grapple with something alongside you.”
May 6, 2020 Service
Field hockey players craft fitness video for Special Olympics athletes
MaryKate Neff ’21 and Grace Brightbill ’21, members of the Princeton field hockey team, crafted a fitness video specifically for Special Olympics athletes who need some engagement during the COVID-19 crisis.
May 5, 2020 Community, Service
At a California Food Bank, Anthony Shu ’16 Watches Needs Grow
As the marketing coordinator at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, a food bank in California’s Bay Area, Anthony Shu ’16 has seen a dramatic increase in need since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotline phone calls are up 500 percent, and Second Harvest’s Get Food web page has seen traffic increase tenfold since sheltering-in-place began.
May 4, 2020 Community, Health Care, Service
Feeding the Frontlines
Disappointed to leave campus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Princeton seniors and twin sisters Sneha and Preeti Iyer arrived back home to Fulton County, Georgia, ready to redirect their energy and reconnect with friends by helping launch a much-needed initiative that supports overworked health care workers in their communities.
May 3, 2020 Education, News, Service
Remote Academia transformed a campus reading group into a worldwide education resource
Princeton students at the Center for Information Technology Policy have transformed their small campus reading group about how technology can transform education and teaching into a dynamic online resource with more than 3,000 members from 600 academic institutions.
April 30, 2020 Community, Service
Students find ways to continue volunteering and supporting community amidst COVID-19
Students who work in a variety of capacities through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, from first aid squad volunteers to environmental activists, are adapting their efforts during the pandemic.
April 17, 2020 Community, Service
Connect for COVID-19 initiative puts patients back in touch with families
To combat the tragic loneliness that often comes with a diagnosis of COVID-19, a group of Princeton students and alumni is raising money and gathering secondhand smart devices so that sick patients can connect with loved ones during their isolation, even when they can’t be in the same room.
April 14, 2020 Community, Service
Meals for Heroes Feeds NYC’s Healthcare Workers
Five days into the COVID-19 quarantine in New York City, Anna Azvolinsky *09 was decluttering a closet when she uncovered a small supply of forgotten N95 masks. Knowing that the masks were critical for those on the frontline, she learned that Mt. Sinai hospital had the greatest need before she discovered there was another way she could help during the crisis.