March 1, 2015

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Alumni Spotlight: Serving the Cause in the Classroom and on the Field

From teaching math during the day and tutoring in the evenings to coaching football in the fall and tennis in the spring to teaching Sunday School on the weekends, there’s … Read more

Convocation Gets Semester Off to a Strong Start

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in Cox Auditorium for winter convocation on January 30. Following readings by senior Gustavo Batista, Principia President Dr. Jonathan Palmer officially welcomed everyone back to … Read more

Counting Down to PPA Trivia Night!

It’s that time of year again . . . time to brush up on your general knowledge and decide whether you’d like to bid on a weekend hotel stay or … Read more

Solar Car Team Wins Awards in Abu Dhabi Photo by Steve Shedd

Solar Car Team Wins Awards in Abu Dhabi

Principia’s newest solar car, Ra 9, placed sixth at the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), a three-day, 1,200-kilometer race through urban and desert landscapes. The field of 15 teams from around the world competed in this inaugural race sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Several of the teams have professional engineers working on their … Read more

Dominica Abroad Explores Conservation and Economic Development

Dominica Abroad Explores Conservation and Economic Development

During January, 17 students travelled with biology professors Dr. Scott Eckert (C’79) and Dr. Chrissy McAllister (C’93) to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica to investigate the intersection of ecology, conservation, and economic development. During the three-week mini-abroad, the group explored these topics with geologists, historians, conservation leaders, and government officials. Now marketing itself as “The Nature … Read more

President’s Update: Student Engagement and Achievement

President’s Update: Student Engagement and Achievement

The five-state Principia Today Tour kicked off this week in St. Louis. School Principal Travis Brantingham, College Dean of Academics Dr. Joe Ritter, and I shared Principia updates. Next, we hit the road, starting with two events in Southern California this weekend. Attendees also will hear from a current Upper School and College student. Breakout sessions … Read more