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 26, 2020 Health Care, News, Service
Lisa Tan ’01 and Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 donate 30,000 masks to Princeton
At the height of the spring COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan, Martin Rawls-Meehan ’01 and Lisa Tan ’01 realized they were in position to help. Their smart-tech sleep systems company, Reverie, had the production technology to mass produce cloth protective face masks. To date, Reverie is approaching 1 million donated masks to nonprofits, healthcare providers, the State of Michigan and other institutions — including 30,000 masks to Princeton.
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 19, 2020 Community, Service
Poll Hero Aims to Recruit Young Poll Workers Amid COVID-19 Shortage
Poll Hero, a project founded by a group of Princeton University students, Denver East High School students, and a graduate of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is an approximately 30-member team of almost exclusively Gen Z volunteers who are trying to recruit as many young poll workers — in some cases as young as 16 — as they can to work election sites in their communities this November amid a shortage of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
August 7, 2020 Podcasts, Policy
Politics & Polls #196: Political Conventions, Polls, and “Moneyball 2020”
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the conventions will look vastly different from previous years. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss how a virtual convention might affect election coverage, voter enthusiasm, and rising
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