June 2014 Newsletter: Accomplishments and New Beginnings

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
by Maura M. Fennessy

This time of year is bittersweet on campus, filled with pride of accomplishment, nostalgia, and fond farewells.  We welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni for Reunions and then said goodbye to the graduating seniors at Commencement. Students who participated in the Bridge Year of international service work came home as the first students who participated in the program received their degrees and headed back out into the world.  Dedicated area high school seniors celebrated their graduation from the Princeton University Preparatory Program which helped set them on their path to college in the fall.

But even though Reunions and Commencement are behind us, it won’t be quiet for long on campus this summer.  Princeton University is honored to host the U.S. Special Olympics competitions in swimming and track and field, at the Denunzio Pool and Weaver Track respectively from June 14 to June 20.  The events are free and open to the public.  Learn more about the events in the article below.

Or, you can take advantage of other campus activities, including exhibits at the Princeton University Art Museum, Yoga on the Lawn, or arts events throughout the summer. 


  • Princeton honors four New Jersey secondary school teachers
  • Al Gore calls on seniors to use skills to change the world
  • Learning by teaching in prison
  • Princeton classes innovate to enhance teaching and learning
  • See rare images of Woodrow Wilson on campus
  • Experts urge balance between big data and privacy in health care
  • Princeton University Art Museum exhibit:  Rothko to Richter

To read the complete newsletter, click here:  June 2014 Newsletter Final.pdf.