In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students are taking a new kind of exam, a play written by a member of the Class of 1883 debuts on Broadway, and more.
October 19, 1859—The Princeton Standard reports on a new innovation at Princeton College: Closed-note, written exams.
October 21, 1896—As part of the Sequicentennial celebration at the institution formerly known as the College of New Jersey, Princeton University’s Class of 1861 meets for their 35th anniversary reunion.
October 23, 1905—“Squaw Man,” written by Edwin Milton Royle of the Class of 1883, debuts on Broadway.
October 24, 1979—Frederic E. Fox ’39 leads a performance of “Old Nassau” in Japanese for five visiting Japanese provincial governors.
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