March 29, 2015

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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

Actors from the London Stage Residency

Five professional actors, with credits ranging from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to film and television, held a one-week residency on the College campus last month. The group, called Actors from the … Read more

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 … 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

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

Students Attend Career Symposium at Duke

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 to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary. College biology professor Dr. Greg Bruland, who led the Principia contingent, spoke at the conference alongside faculty from the University … Read more