August 31, 2014

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President’s Update: A Productive Summer, An Exciting New Year

As our first student-athletes return for Upper School sports camps this week, I’m feeling grateful for a productive summer and excited for the new academic year. Classes start at all … Read more

Congratulations to the College Class of 2014

A clear, warm spring day set the scene for this year’s College commencement, held on Saturday, May 10. In all, 106 graduates make up the Class of 2014, 91 of … Read more

Senior Capstones Reach beyond Classroom Knowledge

Senior capstones provide an opportunity for soon-to-be-graduates to select a topic that has sparked their interest, conduct further research, and present findings to the College community. The sheer variety of … Read more

Solar Car Team Beats Adversity to Finish Fifth Photo by Steve Shedd

Solar Car Team Beats Adversity to Finish Fifth

Principia College’s solar car team placed fifth last week in the American Solar Challenge (ASC), an eight-day, 1,700-mile road race traveling through seven states from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The strong finish was all the more remarkable after the car was nearly ruined between the first and second days of the qualifying rounds at the … Read more

College Reunion: A Weekend of Smiles

College Reunion: A Weekend of Smiles

More than 500 people attended Principia’s College reunion last month—from a nine-month-old baby to an alum who enrolled at the College in 1935. Renewing old friendships and making new ones filled the weekend, along with great entertainment and, of course, education. In fact, one reunioner who enjoyed the classes said, “Delving into different topics was deeply … Read more

Making Russian Connections on the Nice Abroad

Making Russian Connections on the Nice Abroad

With a volatile political situation evolving in Russia, Principia’s Russia Abroad switched its destination to Nice, France, a city that has welcomed Russian people on holiday or in exile since the nineteenth century. This change provided a unique opportunity for students to explore aspects of Russian culture in connection with immigration and to develop a … Read more