Florent Masse, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and the Director of L’Avant-Scène, has been named Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France's Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay for, "his attachment to French culture and action in favor of its promotion in the United States."
Jin Yun Chow, a comparative literature major from Hong Kong, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2017. The Princeton faculty accepted the nominations for the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing at its April 24 meeting. 
L'Avant-Scène had memorable visits to leading European drama conservatories and state theaters during L'Avant-Scène in Strasbourg, Berlin and London (October 2016) & L'Avant-Scène in Paris (January 2017).
The Council of the Humanities is pleased to announce two new Behrman Professors in the Humanities; Effie Rentzou, associate professor of French in the French and Italian Department, and Yelena Baraz, associate professor of Latin Literature in the Classics Department.
Göran Blix and Rob Nixon'sEffort to merge the humanities with environmental consciousness.
David Bellos tells the compelling story of how Victor Hugo's novel conquered the world.
Princeton University senior Aaron Robertson has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.