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The Daily Princetonian

Pilot program allows first-come, first-served precept sign-up via SCORE

First-come, first-served precept and lab sign-ups were available through the Student Course Online Registration Engine for 150 courses this fall, as part of a University pilot program to centralize the course enrollment system and move away from the use of Blackboard for section enrollments. This initiative, which was started last spring with 50 courses, has been in the works for two years, University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said.

NEWS | 10/01/2013


Greatest threat to University is becoming too comfortable in No. 1 ranking, Shapiro says

The University’s high standings on rankings such as U.S. News and World Report does not mean Princeton should not pursue experimental teaching methods, former University President Harold Shapiro explained in a Sunday afternoon discussion onthe challenges facing higher education. Four current and former college presidents, including Shapiro and former University president Shirley Tilghman, discussed the expansion of online courses, financial difficulties and inadequate rating systems.

NEWS | 09/29/2013

The Daily Princetonian

Wilson School adds nine research seminars among host of changes to curriculum

After switching to a nonselective admission process last year, the Woodrow Wilson School admitted a record 163 students from the Class of 2015 and has introduced a number of changes to the school’s curriculum, among them the addition of nine new skills-based research seminars that will replace one of the two previously mandatory task forces. Previously, all juniors in the Wilson School were required to participate in a policy task force each semester and wrote their junior papers in tandem with the task force.

NEWS | 09/19/2013

The Daily Princetonian

No-P/D/F policy rescinded for COS 126, remains for COS 217, 226

Following the adoption of a no-pass/D/fail policy for COS 126, 217 and 226 last spring, the computer science department has now reinstated the P/D/F option for COS 126: General Computer Science. In May, a couple months after the policy was announced, Dean of the College Valerie Smith and Dean of the Faculty David Dobkinapproached Andrew Appel '81, computer science department chair, and requested that the department reconsider its implementation of a no-P/D/F policy for COS 126, Appel said. Smith and Dobkin “requested that we reconsider and offered to help in various resource constraints we were running up against,” Appel explained. William O.

NEWS | 09/19/2013

The Daily Princetonian

Duneier, early Coursera proponent, departs platform amid national debate on role of massive online education

Less than a year and a half after the the University first began offering online courses through the massive online education platform Coursera, one of its first and most popular courses will be discontinued.Sociology professor Mitchell Duneier was an early champion of Cousera.

NEWS | 09/16/2013

The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber ’83 lectures on importance of technology in learning

The University and universities at large must learn to use technology to enhance the learning experience, according to University Provost and President-elect Christopher Eisgruber ’83 in his lecture entitled, “The Changing Landscape of Higher Education:MOOCs, Money and the Future of Liberal Arts Education” in the filled-to-capacity Dodds Auditoriumon Fridayafternoon.

NEWS | 06/01/2013