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Wendy Kopp speaks at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 26, 2012.
“Wendy Kopp - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012” by Sebastian Derungs / CC BY-SA 2.0

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”


Maria Ressa ’86 visited The Daily Princetonian’s newsroom in 2019.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Maria Ressa ’86 awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

NEWS | October 8

The White House in Washington, D.C.
Matt Wade / Wikimedia Commons

Two Princeton professors, two alumni appointed to serve on White House science committee

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.”

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.” 

NEWS | October 5

Po-Shen Loh GS '10
Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh

Q&A with Po-Shen Loh GS ’10, mathematics professor and COVID-19 app developer

In a video interview, Loh spoke with The Daily Princetonian about his unique teaching style, how math instruction in America might be improved, and NOVID, his pandemic-response app.

In a video interview, Loh spoke with The Daily Princetonian about his unique teaching style, how math instruction in America might be improved, and NOVID, his pandemic-response app.

NEWS | September 23

A view of the New York City skyline shortly after the Towers fell.
Courtesy of Susan Wheeler

Remembering the day the Towers fell

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

THE PROSPECT | September 12

The Remembrance Bell at the entrance of the 9/11 Memorial Garden.
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, Princeton community gathers to honor alumni lost

Community members gathered early Saturday to honor the 14 Princetonians whose lives were lost 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Community members gathered early Saturday to honor the 14 Princetonians whose lives were lost 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

NEWS | September 12

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Andrew Bruck, Acting Attorney General of New Jersey
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Andrew Bruck ’05 named Acting NJ Attorney General, marking LGBTQ+ milestone

While at Princeton, Bruck was a student in the School of Public and International Affairs, at the time called the Woodrow Wilson School. As a senior, Bruck’s thesis advisor was now-President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, then a professor in SPIA and, starting in the middle of Bruck’s senior year, the University’s provost.

While at Princeton, Bruck was a student in the School of Public and International Affairs, at the time called the Woodrow Wilson School. As a senior, Bruck’s thesis advisor was now-President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, then a professor in SPIA and, starting in the middle of Bruck’s senior year, the University’s provost.

NEWS | September 7

A panel discussion on disability representation in the media

On June 21, the ‘Prince’ and the Princeton Disability Collective held a panel focused on the importance of media representation on issues related to disability and how to create accessible and inclusive newsroom environments. Click here to watch the full event.

On June 21, the ‘Prince’ and the Princeton Disability Collective held a panel focused on the importance of media representation on issues related to disability and how to create accessible and inclusive newsroom environments. Click here to watch the full event.

VIDEO | June 30

From left (top): Andrea Razi-Thomas ’96 with her family, Tina Madison White ’82 with Sally Frank ’80, and Dr. Joi Weaver ’97. From left (bottom): Cameron Scott ’93, Melody Maia Monet ’93, and Nancy Lamar. 
Photos courtesy of subjects. 

‘Our moment in the sun’: Transgender alumni reflect on representation, activism, pride

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960–2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960-2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

FEATURES | June 7

A screenshot of President Christopher Eisgruber ‘83 addressing the Class of 2020 during their virtual ceremony.

 
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One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on virtual commencement

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

FEATURES | May 30

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Keith Whittington, Gerken ’91, Pildes ’79, and Ross GS ’03 appointed to Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

NEWS | April 15