| April 01, 2011
At Princeton, winners of well-respected scholarships like the Rhodes and Marshall are written up in the ‘Prince’ and featured on the homepage. Winners of the class prizes are awarded at opening exercises so that bright-eyed freshman can all think that they will be receiving those awards next year. Yet other than in these extreme situations, sharing and celebrating academic success is generally frowned upon.
The fear of being unremarkable
| September 30, 2010
The fear that we can’t measure up to those shining beacons — our classmates, our friends — can shake our highest aspirations to the core.
Pushed to the limit
| March 30, 2010
University students experience levels of stress similar to those of other college students nationwide, as reported by a National College Health Assessment survey, John Kolligian, director of University Health Services, said in an e-mail. But some undergraduates said they believe that specific aspects of the University’s environment — from selective social groups to classroom competition — promote unhealthy levels of stress.