Friday, Feb 2, 2018
by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications
The student group Natives at Princeton, which includes all indigenous peoples, builds community and educates through events on campus. The group’s scope was widened to include indigenous people from places including North, Central and South America. Said Toledo, who belongs to the Diné tribe (more commonly known as the Navajo), “We are all native to somewhere.”
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
Best-selling author and radio host Charlie Sykes is among the leading conservative voices standing in opposition to President Donald Trump and the alt-right. His latest book, “How the Right Lost Its Mind,” presents an impassioned, regretful and deeply thoughtful account of how he believes the American conservative movement lost its values. In this episode, Sykes discusses his book and the state of conservatism with professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang. Sykes visited the Princeton University campus in December 2017 through the Woodrow Wilson School’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program.
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and five Princeton faculty members participated in and led discussions on global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.
Monday, Jan 29, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
In the American West, the anticipated water supply from snowpack — the high-elevation reservoir of snow that melts in the spring and summer — determines what, when and where farmers plant, and it helps urban water managers plan for the coming year’s water needs. A team of NOAA and Princeton researchers can now predict annual snowmelt in the American West as early as March, some eight months before winter begins. Their findings have implications for agriculture, tourism, fire control and more.
Monday, Jan 29, 2018
by Julie Clack and Danielle Alio, Office of Communications
Before coming to Princeton, Jordan Thomas received lots of advice, but the words that stuck with him most were, “Never forget where you came from.” Nearly four years later, the senior has found multiple ways to connect with his Portuguese and Newark, New Jersey, roots, both in and outside the classroom. Thomas is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earning certificates in African American studies and Portuguese language and culture, on his way to being named a Rhodes Scholar last November and graduating this spring.
Friday, Jan 26, 2018
by The Office of Communications
Several Princeton University departments and programs and over 30 Princeton-area nonprofit organizations will investigate the theme of “Migrations” from February through May. Programming will include lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, author talks, performances and more. The “Migrations” community initiative website includes programming details and will be updated throughout the spring as events are added.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Intense partisanship. Rampant wealth and inequality. Racial divisions. While they sound like the issues of today, they were also prevalent during the Gilded Age, an important time in American history. It was during these years — between 1865 and 1896 — that many of the foundations of modern society were set into place. In this episode, Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss this era and how it compares to today with award-winning historian Richard White, author of “The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896.”
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
by Nick Donnoli, Office of Communications
If you step into a dining hall any day on Princeton’s campus, you’re presented with a vast array of cuisines from around the world. Though portions are carefully calculated, some food goes untouched at the end of meal periods. While Campus Dining has had a composting initiative for 20 years as part of its sustainability efforts, there was a communal feeling that the food could go toward a better cause.
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Just how quickly is the dark matter near Earth zipping around? The speed of dark matter has far-reaching consequences for modern astrophysical research, but this fundamental property has eluded researchers for years.
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
by Sarah Binder, Woodrow Wilson School
Ten students at Princeton University, among them three from New Jersey, have been selected to the 2018 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI). Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies. Through rigorous academic training integrated with work experience, the goal of the highly competitive scholarship program is to provide students with the language and workplace skills needed to succeed in the public policy arena.