Trevor Noah on Class Day: Comedy can poke holes in society ‘and reveal some of the light that comes through’.
At Princeton’s virtual Class Day ceremony Saturday, May 15, author, comedian and ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah shared wit and wisdom with the graduating Class of 2021.
Baccalaureate speaker Ruth J. Simmons: 'Let diversity inform and shape your life and work'.
Prairie View A&M University President Ruth J. Simmons, a former Princeton administrator and trustee, described how education and "learning from difference" transported her from a childhood on a plantation to serving as the first Black president of an Ivy League University.
Princeton awards six honorary degrees.
Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Sunday, May 16, to six individuals for their contributions to education, literature, public health, public service, science and social justice. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber awarded degrees to Jon Bon Jovi, Linda Caldwell Epps, John V. Fleming, Rush Holt, Risa Juanita Lavizzo-Mourey and Constance Mercer Myers.
Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching.
Four Princeton University faculty members received President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching. They are Neta Bahcall, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy and professor of astrophysical sciences; Elizabeth Gavis, professor of molecular biology; James Richardson, professor of creative writing; and Rory Truex, assistant professor of politics and international affairs.
Four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
President Eisgruber's 2021 Commencement Address "Together, Six Feet Apart"
2021 Commencement Salutatio by Lucy Wang (English and Latin)
2021 Commencement Valedictory Address by Taishi Nakase
Students honored for leadership and service at Class Day
Princeton offers admission to 16 transfer students for fall 2021; First transfer students enrolled since program was reinstated will graduate this spring
An update on Princeton’s ongoing efforts to address systemic racism.
Last summer, the University announced an initiative to address America’s record of structural inequality and racism as well as Princeton’s place in that history. Now, the University is providing an interim update on these ongoing efforts. An annual report will be released this fall.
Trustee-level ad hoc committee develops principles to govern decisions about naming, renaming and changing iconography .
The principles on naming and renaming will govern questions about when and under what circumstances it might be appropriate for the University to remove or contextualize the names and representations of individuals present on Princeton's campus.