“I sometimes got worried, when writing my thesis, that a lot of the poems I was writing were probably most accessible or interesting to people who had had life experiences similar to mine. I started to wonder about how I could help make poetry that would include a wider array of voices, and maybe work more directly towards social change — which is something that I would ideally like to be doing with all of my writing, even if in just a tiny way,” said Margaret Wright ’17.
“I’m grateful for the senior thesis requirement," said Kopp. "Without it, Teach for America probably wouldn’t exist."
Wendy Kopp ’89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations Teach for America and Teach for All. In anticipation of her May 4 lecture, “Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact,” the Daily Princetonian spoke to Kopp over the phone about her time at the University, the founding of TFA and educational reform in today’s political climate.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has chosen “What Is Populism?” by politics professor Jan-Werner Müller for the Class of 2021’s Pre-read.
“This is not at all a way to try to push people away from Princeton,” Micah Herskind ’19 said. “If anything it’s saying, come to Princeton, demonstrate, and act with us."
The inaugural edition of the “Princeton Undergraduate Research Journal” was distributed this week to the University community in residences and academic departments.
The University has selected a potential campus site for a seventh residential college, which will accommodate a planned increase of 125 students in each undergraduate class. The site is located south of Poe Field and east of Elm Drive.
Members of the Class of 2017 will be the first students to use Thesis Central, a newly created online system that allows seniors to upload their theses directly into the University’s digital archives.
Professor of Religion AnneMarie Luijendijk and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Clancy Rowley ’95 were named the new heads of Wilson and Rockefeller Colleges.
The First 100 Days: Collection & Creation Events, a nonpartisan initiative aimed at collecting, archiving, and exhibiting activism-related materials created after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, was held in the Women*s Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.