In another session, a panel of undergraduate and graduate students offered a glimpse into student life at the University.
Moderator Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of English and African American Studies and dean of the college, asked about the importance of mentors in the students' Princeton experience.
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"It's a great way to reconnect and recharge and refuel and also to see how I can contribute back as an alum even more than I do." In "Science and Engineering: Research, Innovation and the Professional Landscape," four members of the faculty — whose fields include machine learning, climate science, operations research and materials science — emphasized not just progress in the laboratory but important applications in day-to-day life. The panelists explored practical applications of technologies used in smart cars, health-care systems and more.The students shared anecdotes about what attracted them to Princeton, transformative experiences, experiences with white students and even the dating scene for black students.Such opportunities to understand how the campus has — and hasn't — changed were part of what drew Elizabeth Robinson Henry, a member of the Class of 1988, to the conference.Here’s UVA’s new policy governing outside groups who come to Grounds to protest, distribute literature, or otherwise exercise speech rights.As always, the Alumni Association is here to take or relay questions and comments, which you can send to [email protected] Black Singles is an online singles community forum that provides the opportunity for you to meet other professional black singles in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. We not only offer a forum for social networking, but we provide you with weekly dating ideas, tips, stories and the opportunity to blog on interesting topics facing our community. Time-consuming commutes, conflicting work schedules and long hours often combine to make living and dating in the nation’s capitol difficult.Jessica Williams, a doctoral candidate in molecular biology, said a single mentor isn't enough."There are so many people who can give you so many things," she said." and was moderated by Joshua Guild, associate professor of history and African American studies.The panelists — who represented four decades of Princeton graduates, from 1966 to 1993 — traced their journeys to the University. David Evans of the Class of 1966 described growing up in rural Arkansas as one of seven children of sharecroppers.