Princeton University has launched a new podcast series to share the personal stories and expertise of students, faculty, staff and alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “We Roar” podcast will offer short meditations by a wide range of Princetonians as they continue their work and daily lives through one of the watershed moments of our time.
In one of four episodes released today, President Christopher L. Eisgruber describes the negotiations behind the University’s decision to send students home for the remainder of the semester. “I’m confident that by getting our students off the campus we were able to keep the infection numbers in our community small,” he said. “It was a difficult day that I will never forget.”
The other premiere guests on “We Roar” are Jeremy Adelman, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and director of the Global History Lab, a pioneer in distance education whose work has taken on a new relevance; Kara Amoratis, associate director of International Travel Safety and Security, who describes how she evacuated students from far-flung corners of the globe, despite extraordinary challenges; and Kirsten Traudt, Class of 2020, whose classics studies have prepared her to take “the long view of history.”
Future guests include former U.S. Senate majority leader Bill Frist, Class of 1974; Chitra Parikh, Class of 2021, University Student Government president; Rebecca Lazier, a senior lecturer in dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts and acting director of the Program in Dance; Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; and many more.