The Civil Rights Movement is often looked back upon as a time when social activism sparked real political change. During that time, the United States saw some of its greatest leaders guide the country through turbulent years. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy provided different models of leadership, which some argue are needed today. In this episode, Professor Julian Zelizer interviews Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at the Washington Post, about the battle over civil rights. Levingston is the author of "Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights", “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK.”
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
Princeton engineering professor George Luchak, whose work helped astronauts land on the moon, dies at 47
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
George Luchak, a professor of civil engineering emeritus who taught at Princeton for two decades, died June 6 at his Princeton home. He was 97. Luchak specialized in analyzing technical innovations, including the module that landed men on the moon in 1969. Luchak, who joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1966, was the first to teach operations research, which uses mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations such as risk analysis, climate study and traffic management.
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
President Donald Trump has spent his first months faced with a potential scandal involving Russia, an issue that’s only grown since the election with discussions and investigations about possible obstruction and collusion. In recent weeks, this has dominated national political debates, especially in Congress and the White House. Benjamin Wittes, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, joins this episode of Politics & Polls to discuss where things stand in the Trump-Russia story. The Lawfare blog is “devoted to sober and serious discussion of ‘hard national security choices.’”
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017
Zachary Beecher is a captain on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s staff working for the brigade commander in developing the analysis for the ongoing advise-and-assist mission in Iraq. For the first six months of his deployment, Beecher served as the logistics advise-and-assist coordinator for 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. With his team of logistics advisers, he coordinated efforts with coalition partners including Sweden, New Zealand, Great Britain, Australia, Hungary, Norway, Germany, France and others while working hand-in-hand with the Iraqi Army to provide support and real-time consultations on optimizing logistics operations in support of the five Iraqi Army Divisions (nearly 100,000 Iraqi soldiers) engaged in combat operations to liberate Mosul, Iraq.
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Politics & Polls! In this episode, Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang reflect on everything that’s transpired over the past year from the presidential campaign to President Donald Trump’s election.
Athletic Directors from two NJ schools and the 1st college football rivals, Princeton and Rutgers, are named to College Football Leadership Committee
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
College football, one of America's most beloved and popular institutions, is getting ready to celebrate a big birthday. And it plans to do so in style. A group of college football leaders announced plans today to launch a nationwide celebration to commemorate the game's 150th birthday. Princeton Ford Family Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux Samaan has been selected as one of the 13 members of this committee.
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
This issue of @princeton.edu features many of the ways in which the University teams up with Rutgers and New Jersey companies, supports entrepreneurship and efforts to transfer technology into the marketplace, and inspires the next generation of scientists to enhance New Jersey's culture of innovation.
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
This issue of @princeton.edu features the work of the University, as a research institution and convener of experts in their fields, to address global policy issues that challenge our nation and those around the world. In this issue, we place particular emphasis on diversity, climate change and digital privacy.
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
As a major research institution, Princeton University attracts hundreds of millions of federal research dollars to New Jersey each year to develop knowledge that addresses human needs. In FY2016, sponsored research expenditures at the University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory totaled over $307 million; supported 1,433 research proj
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
This issue of @princeton.edu share stories of lessons learned in the lab and in the field through research and service, provides an update on major campus construction, and, in the context of the upcoming presidential election, includes some analysis of political polls and the next four years under a new president.