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Princeton selected for "Responsive Ph.D." program

Princeton is one of 14 universities selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to participate in a program to develop innovative approaches to graduate education.

The program, called the "Responsive Ph.D." initiative, aims to improve teaching preparation, encourage more minority students to obtain a doctorate, foster interdisciplinary collaborations and connect intellectual work more closely to society.

"There is a growing need to develop in doctoral students a dramatically greater versatility and a more generous perspective on the value of their deep learning," said Robert Weisbuch, the foundation's president.

The universities were chosen to serve as demonstration sites at which to model practices the foundation eventually plans to disseminate nationally. The other universities are: Arizona State University, University of California-Irvine, University of Colorado-Boulder, Duke University, Howard University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas-Austin, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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