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Michelle Obama, Princeton Sociology Class of *85, pens letter to graduates everywhere.
June 12, 2020
Given the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, schools across the country have canceled their in-person commencement exercises. To celebrate the graduates whose final years of school have been upended, former first lady Michelle Obama and former president Barack Obama are taking part in a YouTube special. This is Mrs. Obama’s address to the Class of 2020.
Multi-year datasets suggest projecting outcomes of people’s lives with AI isn’t so simple
June 5, 2020
The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people’s lives, according to a mass collaborative study led by researchers at Princeton.
Stewart, three other faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
May 26, 2020
Brandon Stewart has been named a recipient of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.
Democracy's Long Game: An Interview with Paul Starr
May 20, 2020
Paul DiMaggio speaks with Paul Starr about his book “Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies,” which he worked on during his 2014–15 CASBS fellowship.
Scheppele Named Winner of Service Award by Law and Society Association
May 12, 2020
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Written by Staff, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Professor Kim Lane Scheppele was named the winner of the Ronald Pipkin Service Award from the Law and Society Association (LSA), where she served as president from 2017 to 2019.
Armstrong named head of Butler College at Princeton
May 4, 2020
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Written by The Office of Communications
Armstrong is an associate professor of sociology and public affairs, The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She will succeed Nicole Shelton, the Stuart Professor of Psychology, who has been head of Butler College since 2012.
Seeing like a Rover, with Janet Vertessi
April 29, 2020
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Janet Vertessi, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton, on her book Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars.
Universal Childhood Allowance Could Reduce Childhood Poverty, Edin Testifies
April 14, 2020
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Written by B. Rose Kelly

Today, about 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. This is why reducing childhood poverty is a top priority for some  U.S. lawmakers, who are trying to identify the most effective ways to reverse course of this troubling trend.  

On March 3, the House Appropriations…

A massive wave of evictions is coming. Temporary bans won't help.
April 9, 2020
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Written by Alieza Durana and Matthew Desmond
Before the novel coronavirus struck, 300,000 evictions were filed in the United States in a typical month. With nearly 10 million people filing unemployment claims last month, evictions would clearly skyrocket, absent intervention from the government.