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As we head into the hundredth year of publishing the Principia Purpose, we're seeking input from readers about what's working and what's not. As you probably noticed, we included a survey in the Summer '13 issue. If you haven't filled yours out yet, we'd love to get your feedback. You can use the paper version in your copy of the magazine or complete the survey online. You can also read ... Read More

In anticipation of their 50th Reunion in 2016, members of the Principia College Class of 1966, along with members of the College Class of 1965, are planning to publish a small book on the military experiences of Principians from the 1960s to 1975 (the Fall of Saigon), including general interest essays both inspirational and humorous. The working title of the book is “Children of the ‘Greatest... Read More

Explore the ancient civilizations of Southeast Asia with Principia Lifelong Learning. John Williams, political science professor and co-director of Principia’s Asian Studies Program, will provide the background information needed to make each stop a memorable experience. The luxurious MS AmaLotus will set sail from Saigon on December 8, 2013, traveling along the Mekong and Tonle Rivers... Read More

BAs, BBs, BKs, HRAs, RBIs . . . it seems that baseball was just made for statistics (and vice versa). And like any announcer worth his salt, the Seattle Mariners’ newest broadcasting recruit knows and loves statistics, with one major exception—himself! Referring to early employment challenges in his chosen career, Aaron Goldsmith (US’02, C’06) learned an important lesson: he didn’t have to be a... Read More

Students and the wider Principia community were recently introduced to a unique and healing concept of justice from a rather unlikely source—a tiny, impoverished nation that many here had barely heard of. The thought-expanding encounter was led by former Principia College political science professor Libby Hoffman, founder of Catalyst for Peace. A nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine,... Read More