4th Annual Santos-Dumont Awards Announced
2014 – 4th Annual Award Winners
Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), performed laudatory work on the 7x9 campaign and the inaugural conference Building a New Criminal Justice: Mobilizing Students for Reform. The group’s dedication to sponsoring such impactful programs that both broaden and deepen discourse of social justice amongst their peers stood out on a campus with increasing activity around social justice. The thoughtfulness and detail of SPEAR’s projects serve as a fine example of what students can accomplish in their extracurricular work.
Advertise This sponsored the REACH: Marketing & Advertising Conference. The two-day conference hosted over 20 speakers, including alumni such as Adam Goldstein ’81 (CEO & President of Royal Caribbean), and Lorraine Hansen ’87 (President, Global Snacks, PepsiCo). The organization’s commitment to expanding opportunities for students interested in the marketing or advertising field or skill set brought a unique experience to campus – one that will continue to expand.
The Ellipses Slam Poetry Team exploded onto campus’ radar with a third place showing at College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational 2014 as well as Ellipses’ recent catapult to international fame through the video of Patrick Roche’s poem “21,” which instantly went viral and has garnered more than 3.5 million views. Through its multiple shows per year and its guest artists, Ellipses has helped create opportunities for a never-before-offered type of performance and expression at Princeton. The Committee commends Ellipses for rapidly and successfully raising the profile of art at Princeton.
The Student Health Advisory Board’s public service announcement campaign against meningitis showed impressive dedication and imagination in reshaping the campus dialogue about meningitis and galvanizing the student body into taking preventative steps. Thanks in part to efforts like the “Beat Meng” and “Half Isn’t Enough” campaigns, Princeton was able to address an unprecedented threat to student health with widespread awareness, behavior change, and sky-high rates of preemptive vaccination.
The Princeton Traveler addressed a distinct lack of easily navigable information and personal touch in Princeton resources and study abroad experiences. Students may have written exceptional blogs and reflections on service abroad, but these are often lost in email threads and dusty binders. We believe that the Traveler will help integrate these experiences into our campus vernacular and allow your peers' adventures to live on past the airplane touching New Jersey soil. We also commend the sustainability of an online-only publication, which not only reduces publication costs and saves trees, but is also a format uniquely suited to your audience in which peers abroad can benefit. The website itself is polished, user-friendly, and visually stunning.
Ben Taub ’14 showed his dedication to advocate for Syrian refugees and shared his own experiences as a photojournalist through the photo gallery, Displaced. The innovative use of Campus Club as a space to showcase his work encouraged dialogue among students and opened the floodgates for a number of other artists to utilize the space in a similar manner. The gallery was a creative way to increase awareness for an international issue that made a memorable impact on campus.