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Among the many enthusiastic alumni following Principia’s solar car during this summer’s American Solar Challenge, no one could have been more pleased to see tweets from Ra 9 than James Koval (C’11)—a former solar car team member and computer science major who is now a software engineer at Twitter. Among his projects at Twitter, James works on open source software, where source code is made widely... Read More

 Traci Fenton (C'97) was hired by a Fortune 500 company soon after she graduated from the College. Before long, however, she left that position, certain there was something fundamentally wrong in the workplace. Four years later she took another leap of faith, leaving her post at NASDAQ to pursue the development of WorldBlu LLC full time. By this point, she was convinced that WorldBlu, which she... Read More

More than 500 people attended Principia’s College reunion last month—from a nine-month-old baby to an alum who enrolled at the College in 1935. Renewing old friendships and making new ones filled the weekend, along with great entertainment and, of course, education. In fact, one reunioner who enjoyed the classes said, “Delving into different topics was deeply refreshing and got me thinking about... Read More

If there’s one thing Kate Wells (US’06, C’10) has in her work as a reporter for Michigan Radio (an affiliate of NPR), it’s variety. In a typical two-week span recently, she covered Medicaid expansion, the financial crisis in Michigan’s public schools, and the debate over the deportation of a Senegalese artist in Detroit whose life, as an openly gay man, would be in danger in Senegal. “It’s... Read More

With her nuanced touch, accurate style, and bright smile, Stephanie Trick (US'05) is one of today’s best stride and classic jazz pianists. Her ever-growing list of concerts includes appearances at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, San Diego Jazz Fest, Breda Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, and Kobe Jazz Street Festival in Japan, to name only a few. In... Read More