All posts by Julia Bumke

Learning to Feel Lucky to be in College

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’m currently in the midst of a traditional rite of passage for American college students: the summer internship.  Many of my peers chose to spend their summers doing grunt work at law offices, hospitals, or financial consulting groups. I decided to do my internship as the media manager for a nonprofit called the Action Center […]

Female Leadership on Campus in the US: Tenuous Progress

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 9:12 am

Last month, my friends and I here at Princeton were surprised and dismayed to read a report from the university’s “Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership” that claimed that today’s female undergraduates are taking fewer leadership roles – the first time there’s been a downward trend in female leadership since the university started admitting women. […]

Being Gay on Campus: Princeton Reacts to Clementi’s Suicide

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 9:52 am

When Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutger’s University, committed suicide last month after being bullied for his sexual orientation, it hit home for Princeton students. We typically consider ourselves a welcoming place for gay students, but in the wake of this incident, we’ve been forced to reexamine how welcoming we really are.

The Blessings of an Overstuffed Schedule

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 9:28 am

As the leaves start to turn and we finally get some autumnal weather in New Jersey, life here at Princeton is settling into its normal vibe of constant, city-never-sleeps activity.  Since we start in mid-September, later than most other American universities, classes are just now kicking into high gear; extra-curricular clubs are in full swing; […]

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