For the fourth consecutive summer, Community House (CH) and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) partnered to provide local middle school students with a two-week summer program focusing on science, math and writing. The Summer Explorations in Writing and Science program, or SEWS as it’s known at Community House, offered twelve middle school students opportunities to do hands-on science experiments and engaged them in activities in math and writing.
The photo features the HomeFront group with guests including Mitch Duneier, Princeton University's Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology and author of Sidewalk. Duneier's book was required reading for all CA participants last year.
The pre-medical community at Princeton is a thriving one. A large percentage of students during their time as an undergrad describe themselves as “pre-med,” and intend to pursue a medical degree after Princeton. Still others are interested in medicine in a different light, through programs like the Global Health and Health Policy certificate, or classes such as Medical Anthropology. And although there are many clubs and organizations that deal with human health and its implications, it can be hard for students interested in four-legged health to find an outlet for their passion.
Wade C. Jacobsen, Prison Teaching Initiative volunteer and research specialist at the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, discusses different programs that focus on transitioning at-risk youth to adulthood. You can read the full blog post here: http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/transition-adulthood
The Department of Astrophysics building is one of the less familiar structures on campus to many students. Tucked away down Ivy Lane, Peyton Hall seems removed from the hustle and bustle of campus, much like the objects of their study.
The Pace Center. The Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV for short). The Student Volunteers Council. Different than the SVC Executive Board? But I thought the PCCV and the Pace Center were the same thing? Navigating the ins and outs of civic engagement organizations on Princeton's campus can be confusing. That's why Shirley Gao '13, co-chair of the PCCV, said she wanted to take this opportunity to draw a diagram.
The people that pass through the Carl A. Fields Center on a typical day are University students, staff, faculty, and visiting dignitaries. Adults all, they staff the Center and contribute to the vital programming and services that are offered there. However, sometimes, the visitors are a little... shorter.
Many of us have experienced that exhilarating sensation of ice skating - the feeling of gliding, the sharp breeze, and the sharper cold of the ice when you put a hand to it (or, as the case may be, when you fall down).
Those who have not yet experienced such a thing still somehow remain entranced by the gentle whirling motions of the skaters in the iconic Rockefeller Center of New York.
For some, skating is a classic childhood experience; for others, it is a graceful art form - and for others, ice skating is still yet more.
Back in the fall of 2009, a Trenton area charitable organization called Mercer Street Friends had the best of problems.
It had a rapidly growing new program on their hands - a weekly effort that diverted food from their food bank to local elementary schools, who had sizeable populations of children that received free lunches - and there was high demand from an increasing number of schools to provide the children with much-needed meals to eat over the weekend, when the subsidized food was out of reach.