September 20, 2014

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Fall Athletes Serve the Community

During preseason training, Principia College’s cross-country teams, along with the volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer teams, stepped away from the fields and courts and turned their attention to helping … Read more

President’s Update: The Promise of a New Academic Year

September brings the promise of a new academic year. Everyone has sharp pencils, new books, and starts out with an “A.” As we engage with what Principia founder Mary Kimball Morgan … Read more

School Alum Performs for Royalty

What do Principia Summer Sessioners and Prince Charles have in common? This past summer, they both had the pleasure of attending performances by accomplished jazz pianist (and School alum) Stephanie Trick! Just … Read more

School Embraces Local and Global Community

School Embraces Local and Global Community

Fostering an inclusive, connected sense of community at the start of a new academic year is a priority at many schools, including Principia. This year, that means helping 420 students representing 29 U.S. states and 14 countries feel at home here. It also means welcoming into the wider Principia embrace nearly a dozen families who … Read more

SETI Institute Hosts Summer Interns

SETI Institute Hosts Summer Interns

SETI Institute, a nonprofit organization in California whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe,” hosted three Principia interns this summer. Dr. Laurance Doyle, director of Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics and a principal investigator and astrophysicist at SETI, helped match … Read more

Introducing Upper School’s Assistant Principal

Introducing Upper School’s Assistant Principal

Upper School’s new assistant principal sure did take a roundabout route to get to Principia . . . Flying to St. Louis from South Africa, where Peter Dry was born and grew up, would take close to a day normally. But his arrival on campus in August was via England, Japan, Norway, and Australia, among … Read more