Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Princeton humanities professors Jill Dolan and Denis Feeney were among 176 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 236th class of new members, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, and artists.
Journalism Student Daniel Teehan Receives Truman Award Daniel Teehan, a student in the Ferris Seminars in Journalism majoring in comparative literature, is one of only 54 people nationwide to receive 2016 Truman Scholarships. Teehan will use his scholarship to study investigative journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism after a stint working as a freelance journalist in the Middle East.
HUM certificate student Joani Etskovitz has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports promising students in their graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Investigative Work by Ben Taub ’14 in The New Yorker An investigative report by Ben Taub ’14 appeared in the April 18 edition of The New Yorker. “The Assad Files” exposes the link between top-secret Syrian government documents and mass torture and killings by the regime. Taub was a journalism student at Princeton and is a regular contributor to the publication.
Visiting Journalism Professors Announced for 2016-2017 The Council of the Humanities has selected journalists as Visiting Ferris Professors for 2016-17. Eight audio, television, and print journalists from National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books join a roster that includes many of America’s most distinguished writers, including Ferris Professors in Residence John McPhee and Joe Stephens.
New Book by Council Research Scholar Tim Leonard Princeton University Press has just published Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era by Council Research Scholar Tim Leonard, who is also a lecturer in the Department of Economics. The book meticulously reconstructs the influence of Darwinism, racial science, and eugenics on scholars and activists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Summer 2016 Journalism Course Offered in Greece A summer journalism seminar in Greece, "Reporting on the Front Lines of History," will combine classroom work with field reporting and will be led by Ferris Professor in Residence Joe Stephens. News from the course will be reported via blogs and a course website.