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As a researcher at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Briggs DeLoach (US ’11, C’15) thrives on asking big questions about the wide-reaching impact of the Internet and digital technology, particularly as they relate to youth. Alongside an interdisciplinary group of Harvard faculty, colleagues from Ivy League universities, and international experts, DeLoach conducts... Read More

Turnout for the first-ever Principia Global Days of Service was terrific! Over a four-day weekend (April 21–­24), alumni and friends joined forces to serve their local communities. More than 40 different service projects took place around the world. From California to St. Louis to New York to Switzerland, groups sorted and distributed goods at local food banks, spruced up parks, picked up trash... Read More

Kevin Pratt (US’ 00, C’04) helped aerospace development company Blue Origin make history recently. After the company launched a rocket at their Texas test site in November, both the capsule and propulsion module landed back on earth right side up. A second test was equally successful last month, inspiring Pratt and colleagues to press onward in their effort to offer private individuals access to... Read More

Given the recent attacks in Paris, we’re providing an early release of the cover story, by Janessa Gans Wilder (C’98), that will be featured in the Winter 2016 issue of the Principia Purpose. Immediately following 9/11, Wilder was assigned to an intelligence task force on Afghanistan and then volunteered for a special CIA assignment in Iraq, where she worked for nearly two... Read More

Every two years, Upper School reunions draw several hundred Principians “back to school” in September. Last month was no exception, as a multigenerational mix of alumni gathered for Reunion 2015. The campus was filled to overflowing with more than 425 visitors, led by the 50th Reunion classes—which had 89 attendees! For one of the 50th Reunioners, it was an especially moving occasion, marking “... Read More