May 24, 2015

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Celebrating Music at the Upper School

Ridgway Auditorium has seen a whole lot of talent cross its stage over time. But the night of April 18 was surely a record in terms of the sheer volume … Read more

On-Campus Engineering Program Begins Soon

This fall Principia students can get the specialized training of an engineering degree and the breadth of knowledge and experience that come with a liberal arts education—all while based at … Read more

President’s Update: Joyfully Reaping What’s Been Sown

It’s commencement week at the College. Our seniors are getting ready to reap the rewards of all the sowing accomplished during the past four years. Upper School graduation follows on … Read more

Forging Ties at 15,000 Feet Photo courtesy of Chris Young

Forging Ties at 15,000 Feet

“Storytelling: gaining compassion through understanding using the lenses of anthropology and philosophy”—that was the theme of the spring 2015 India and Nepal Abroad. Little did the 21 students who traveled with philosophy professor Chris Young, sociology and anthropology professor Dr. Sally Steindorf (US'93, C'97), and resident counselor Julie Sanderude (C'83) know that their newfound connection … Read more

Capstones Cap Off the Middle School Experience

Capstones Cap Off the Middle School Experience

Introduced into the Middle School curriculum just this year, eighth-grade capstone projects are providing fresh educational opportunities for students as well as teachers. The daily capstone class involves all eighth graders and a team of four teachers with expertise in a range of areas—Stacy Green (science and nature), Holly Morris (language arts, culinary arts, and creative … Read more

Principia’s “Hollywood Abroad”

Principia’s “Hollywood Abroad”

Several times now, David Lovegren (US’73, C’77) has visited the College campus to talk with students about careers in the entertainment industry. And for five years running, he has sponsored a weeklong, spring break externship to introduce current College students and recent alums to the film business and to help them establish connections. This year, … Read more