In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Gleason’s Pictorial praises the institution’s influence, a Confederate flag is missing, and more.
August 6, 1853—Gleason’s Pictorial runs a front-page feature on the College of New Jersey, praising its campus resources (including its four buildings and 12,000-volume library). “This institution has ever taken higher ground, and its influence has been felt in all departments of professional life. Its sons are found in every State, occupying the pulpit, the bar and the forum.”
August 7, 1768—The Peggy arrives from Glasgow carrying new College of New Jersey president John Witherspoon and his family up the Delaware River to Philadelphia.
August 8, 1994—In today’s issue of Sports Illustrated, head Princeton University women’s cross country and track coach Peter Ferrell is quoted: “My experience is that 70 percent of my runners have dabbled in (eating disorders) in (their) many hideous forms.”
August 11, 1944—A student’s Confederate flag, usually flown out of his window in South College, has apparently been stolen. Some believe the theft was politically motivated.
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