In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a winner of the Pepsi-Cola Scholarship chooses Princeton, the U-Store opens at 36 University Place, and more.
September 9, 1915—In The Nation, Princeton University philosophy professor Warner Fite warns of the pitfalls of public universities, especially the risk they pose to academic freedom: “Donors may sometimes be exacting, but at length they die, while the Legislature goes on forever.”
September 10, 1945—The Princeton Bulletin announces that one of the recipients of the new Pepsi-Cola Scholarship (“this latest advertising wrinkle”) chose Princeton and is now enrolled.
September 12, 1958—The U-Store officially opens in its new home at 36 University Place.
September 15, 1850—The editors of the Nassau Literary Review decline to print advertisements and urge students to post notices on trees instead. “Notices will have a much wider range if posted on the road to dinner, than they would obtain through our columns.”
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