Senger named Gilder Lehrman History Scholar

May 16, 2005 11:53 a.m.

Princeton junior Molly Senger is one of 15 students nationwide chosen to participate in an intensive summer research program sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Senger and the other Gilder Lehrman History Scholars will spend six weeks in New York City, conducting research under the guidance of leading historians, attending seminars and touring rare archives. Each student will complete a project that will result in a publication credit as co-editor.

Senger, who is from Bethesda, Md., is majoring in history with a concentration in American history. Classes with Paul Miles, James McPherson and other Princeton historians attracted her to American history. For her junior paper, she conducted in-depth research on the George F. Kennan Papers in Princeton ’s Mudd Manuscript Library. She is considering graduate work in history.

Senger is a development editor for The Daily Princetonian and a layout editor and staff writer for The Princeton Spectator. In the summer of 2003, she interned at the Atomic Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Last summer she was a congressional intern for Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. Senger and the other 14 scholars were chosen from more than 300 applicants representing some 186 colleges and universities nationwide.