Paulita Lara Mejia, Class of 2018
Students in the News
Princeton offers admission to 16 transfer students for fall 2021; First transfer students enrolled since program was reinstated will graduate this spring .
Since being reinstated in 2018, the undergraduate transfer admission program has been aimed at encouraging applicants from first-generation, lower-income, military or community college backgrounds.
Commencement 2021: Watch graduation events May 15-16 .
Baccalaureate, featuring speaker Ruth Simmons, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15. The Class Day ceremony, featuring speaker Trevor Noah, will debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The live broadcast of Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 16. The procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will start at 11 a.m.
New evidence for electron’s dual nature found in a quantum spin liquid .
New experiments conducted at Princeton University provide evidence for a decades-old theory that, in the quantum regime, an electron behaves as if it is made of two particles, one particle that carries its negative charge and the other that gives it a magnet-like property called spin. The Princeton team detected evidence for this theory in materials called quantum spin liquids.
Dale Awards allow students to pursue independent post-graduation and summer projects .
The Dale Fellowship provides a $35,000 grant for a senior to spend the year after graduation on “an independent project of extraordinary merit that will widen the recipient’s experience of the world and significantly enhance the recipient’s growth and intellectual development.” Dale Summer Awards are given to sophomores to pursue an independent project during the break between academic years.