The Spotlight articles showcase events and activities related to the diverse programs and offices within the Office of the Dean of the College.


In anticipation of this year’s Princeton Research Day (PRD) application cycle, three students who participated in PRD last year shared their experiences. Allison Simi, a graduate student in CBE who won the Gold Research Talk Award last year, PCUR alumni Stacey Huang ’16 who presented an electrical engineering project, and Jared Lockwood ’19, the only freshman to present were interviewed by Vidushi Sharma, humanities correspondent. To read more about this, please visit this site.

Photo: Kujegi Camara ’16 presents work at the first annual Princeton Research Day

How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this new course offering, which will be available in Spring 2017, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields – Creative Writing, Visual Art, Theater, Dance, and Music.

On September 26th, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed Dr. Shaun R. Harper, Professor and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk titled “What Makes Teaching and Learning Inclusive?"

Starting this fall, the Program in Music Theatre was established in collaboration with the Program in Theater, the Program in Dance and the Department of Music.

Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research

Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research (PCURs), is a cohort of sophomore, junior, and senior students who blog about all things related to the research experience.

Image of student artwork and Monet painting

Anya Klepikov, a lecturer in Theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts and a New York based set and costume designer, offered an exciting new freshman seminar this spring: “Creative Exploration of Color in Life and Artistic Expressions”.

Online learning highlights. Image courtesy of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

During the past year, the Center’s Online Teaching and Learning Initiative began a series of pilot projects that implement key recommendations in the University’s Strategic Review of Online Education.

Cameron Platt, courtesy of Cameron Platt.

Cameron Platt '16, an English major from Santa Barbara, California, delivered the valedictory address at Princeton's 

A small shop in Havana. Photo by Dennisse Calle.

Dennisse Calle found the topic for her senior thesis along a Havana street, in the back of a stall that sells pirated movies and music.