October 25, 2014

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New and Special Majors Expand Students’ Options

Principia added three academic offerings to its program this year to serve evolving student interests and prepare graduates for meaningful careers in a variety of fields. The Educational Studies Department developed … Read more

SETI Institute Hosts Summer Interns

SETI Institute, a nonprofit organization in California whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe,” hosted three Principia interns this … Read more

Fall Athletes Serve the Community

During preseason training, Principia College’s cross-country teams, along with the volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer teams, stepped away from the fields and courts and turned their attention to helping … Read more

Principia’s Mammoth Finds a Permanent Home Photo courtesy of Janis Treworgy

Principia’s Mammoth Finds a Permanent Home

How do you build an interpretive exhibit for the 17,500-year-old mammoth (nicknamed Benny) who was found buried near Rackham Court in 1999 and, in his prime, would have measured about 11 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed approximately six tons? Students recently learned the answer—you get your hands very dirty with plaster of Paris, … Read more

Summer Research and Presentations

Summer Research and Presentations

Though most students and faculty were away from campus early June through mid-August, academic endeavors flourished. In fact, faculty engagement during the summer is a vital part of Principia’s academic program. Six faculty members spanning four departments—English, Chemistry, Religion, and Sociology and Anthropology—presented papers at conferences on a range of topics from Wordsworth to community development. … Read more

President’s Update: Fall Semester Is in Full Swing

President’s Update: Fall Semester Is in Full Swing

Thirty-nine years after my own England abroad as a student at Principia College, I’ve just returned from meeting up with current College students who are studying in England this semester. While in London, Cambridge, and Esher, I also spent time with alumni and Principia friends. At Claremont Fan Court School in Surrey, our College students led … Read more