May 26, 2015

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President’s Update: Joyfully Reaping What’s Been Sown

It’s commencement week at the College. Our seniors are getting ready to reap the rewards of all the sowing accomplished during the past four years. Upper School graduation follows on … Read more

Alumni Spotlight: International Law and Community Building

Hoping to help bring positive change and stability to turbulent parts of the world, Melissa Duffy (US’96, C’00) traveled to the Netherlands the summer after graduating from the College to … Read more

Public Affairs Conference Focuses on Social Entrepreneurship

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing,” said President Theodore Roosevelt in a 1903 speech in New York. Stephanie … Read more

Forging Ties at 15,000 Feet Photo courtesy of Chris Young

Forging Ties at 15,000 Feet

“Storytelling: gaining compassion through understanding using the lenses of anthropology and philosophy”—that was the theme of the spring 2015 India and Nepal Abroad. Little did the 21 students who traveled with philosophy professor Chris Young, sociology and anthropology professor Dr. Sally Steindorf (US'93, C'97), and resident counselor Julie Sanderude (C'83) know that their newfound connection … Read more

Principia’s “Hollywood Abroad”

Principia’s “Hollywood Abroad”

Several times now, David Lovegren (US’73, C’77) has visited the College campus to talk with students about careers in the entertainment industry. And for five years running, he has sponsored a weeklong, spring break externship to introduce current College students and recent alums to the film business and to help them establish connections. This year, … Read more

On-Campus Engineering Program Begins Soon

On-Campus Engineering Program Begins Soon

This fall Principia students can get the specialized training of an engineering degree and the breadth of knowledge and experience that come with a liberal arts education—all while based at the College campus. In this new dual-degree program, students will spend five years completing general education courses and taking engineering classes from the University of … Read more