March 27, 2015

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Scientific Quest Involves Students at All Levels

“Do I/you/we really need to print that worksheet or term paper draft?” Since early fall, that’s a question members of the Upper School Sustainability class have been urging their peers and … Read more

Students Attend Career Symposium at Duke

A group of Principia College students interested in wetland conservation recently traveled to North Carolina for a career symposium held at the Duke University Wetland Center, which sponsored the event … Read more

President’s Update: On the Road for Principia Today Tour

It’s been terrific to be out on the road for the Principia Today Tour this past month. School Principal Travis Brantingham, College Dean of Academics Joe Ritter, and I spent … Read more

Ziauddin Yousafzai Urges Standing for Honor Yousafzai (r.) with Q&A moderator John Yemma, Christian Science Monitor editor-at-large

Ziauddin Yousafzai Urges Standing for Honor

“People tend to think that someone else should stand for dignity and honor, but it is everyone’s responsibility,” Ziauddin Yousafzai told his Cox Auditorium audience last week. Knowing that he and his daughter, Malala, recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, had risked their lives speaking out for girls’ right to education, listeners took his … Read more

Professional Development Benefits Teachers and Students

Professional Development Benefits Teachers and Students

“It’s so important to continually ‘sharpen the saw’ in order to be the most effective teacher you can be.” “It’s great to get information that you can take into your class and use immediately. . . . My students and I are all benefitting.” That’s how two pleased educators view the two and a half hours each … Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Gibbs Wins Academy Award for Animation

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Gibbs Wins Academy Award for Animation

What could be easier or more natural than leaves blowing in the wind? That’s the problem, actually. Getting animated objects to move naturally isn’t easy! But Jonathan Gibbs (US’90, C’94) won an Academy Award last month for doing just that. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Gibbs and his colleagues Scott Peterson and Jeff … Read more