A Podcast from Princeton University's Office of Admission, featuring interviews with current students and administrators.
‘Context is an Admission Counselor’s Best Friend’
In our fourth and final episode of 2020, we drop in on a conversation between Karen Richardson '93, dean of admission, and Matt Alander, director of admission. Longtime admission professionals and colleagues, Dean Richardson and Matt cover many admission-related topics including the Princeton supplement, in addition to what's on their music playlist this reading cycle. Plus, a few current undergraduates call in to respond to our simple yet personal question: "Why Princeton?"
'There's No Life After Princeton. There's Only Life With Princeton'
Douglas Robins ʼ23, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, talks about University access and support on episode three of our “Meet Princeton!” podcast. From a class with Eddie Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies, to his very first encounter with a Princeton alumnus, who is a member of the Great Class of 1963, Douglas reflects on some of the more memorable moments he's had thus far.
Scramble Band, Debate Club and Finding Community
In episode 2, we meet Gabriel Duguay '22 to discuss community on campus from student-run clubs to a meal with friends in one residential college dining halls. In addition to participating in debate panel and the scramble band, Gab, a native of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, is the founder of the Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition and serves as a member of the Projects Board of the Provost's Priorities Committee.
From Pre-Med to Politics and Discovering ‘That Princeton Magic’
In our first episode of “Meet Princeton!” Morgan Smith ‘21, a concentrator in the School of Public and International Affairs from the Los Angeles area, shares her story about discovering a love for politics and civic engagement. Morgan talks about the Princeton initiative "Vote100" and the moment she discovered "that Princeton magic." Co-hosts Vivian Slee, senior assistant dean of admission, and Bryant Blount '08, assistant dean of undergraduate students, sit down to talk about their interview with Morgan and to contextualize the many programs she references. Plus, our very own Dean of Admission Karen Richardson gives some advice to class of 2025 applicants.
Show Notes: How to Apply Programs of Study No Loans Financial Aid Policy ODUS (Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students) Student Life SPIA: Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Certificates in African American Studies (AAS) Whig-Clio (American Whig-Cliosophic Debate Society): Vote 100 Black Arts Dance Company Pre-health Advising at Princeton Politics department Distribution Requirements Pre-Law Undergraduate Student Government “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” About Meet Princeton! Co-hosts: Vivian Slee, senior assistant dean of admission, Bryant Blount '08, assistant dean of undergraduate students and manager of strategic communications
Producers: Vivian Slee and Mary Buckley, associate dean, strategic communications, Office of Admission
Editor/ Sound Engineer: Nick Donnoli, Orangebox Productions
Sound Engineer: Molly Trueman '24
Logo design: Esteban Aguas '19, admission officer
The theme music was created by Molly Trueman '24.
Meet Molly Trueman:
Molly, a rising sophomore at Princeton, plans on majoring in music with a potential certificate in Applications of Computing. Outside of class, she is part of Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and the Tigressions, a contemporary all-female a cappella group. While she has been practicing voice and piano since age 6, within the past year—especially during quarantine—she has become more passionate about songwriting and music production, leading her to create music for this podcast.