One sunny day in 1970, accompanied by conga drums and a rock and roll band, Princeton’s first dance students presented their inaugural performance. They called it “To Dance Is to Live!” Today, somewhere on campus, a Princeton student will reaffirm those words -- en pointe or in a backspin, in a choreography class or a tap-dance troupe.
Carrico “Carra” Torres ’14 was raised with a deep appreciation for the role of individual agency in the world. The daughter of two professional relief workers, she and her younger brother often accompanied their parents on trips from their home in northern New Mexico to overseas disaster relief sites.
Princeton’s Graduate School has been attracting some of the world’s most promising scholars for more than 100 years. These talented students collaborate with the University’s distinguished faculty, produce their own original scholarship, and teach undergraduates, all in preparation for taking their place in the classrooms, laboratories, boardrooms, and government halls of tomorrow.
When William Shakespeare’s The Tempest opened on campus in February, not all the “many goodly creatures” on stage were quite what the Bard envisioned. Half the roles were played by wooden marionettes, less than two feet tall and operated by strings.
Princeton's pioneering financial aid program allows students from all backgrounds and from all around the world to pursue their aspirations without being encumbered by debt.
Michael Novogratz, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1987, and his wife, Sukey Caceres Novogratz, of the Class of 1989, have given $4 million to establish a fund to support the University's Bridge Year Program.
Two Princeton University students and a recent alumnus are spending the summer in Nicaragua and Brazil pursuing new and creative ideas for promoting peace through grants from the Davis Projects for Peace.
Shaina Watrous ’14 deferred her enrollment to Princeton for a year to engage in public service through the Bridge Year Program. She served with Guria Sansthan, an NGO working to combat human trafficking.
Global Seminars enable undergraduates to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests over the summer. Students spend six weeks in the country or city central to their seminar’s subject matter, taking part in lectures, language classes, excursions, and community service.