In this week’s installment of our recurring series, major renovations bring indoor plumbing to all dorm residents, a self-identified “group of queers” refuses to be silenced, and more.
November 1, 1902—Town & Country reports that Princeton has made significant renovations to modernize, after a summer during which over 300 employees were focused on the dorms.
Hitherto student life in them has been more picturesque than comfortable, the students having to heat their own rooms with coal stoves and having water carried up to them by hand. Bathrooms there were none save in the new buildings.
November 3, 1755—Governor Jonathan Belcher notes, “Nassau Hall erected and roofed, to be finished with all expedition.”
November 4, 1895—The New York Food Show votes Princeton “the most popular college in the country.”
November 5, 1992—Three students who self-identify as “a group of queers,” reporting street harassment following Bill Clinton’s victory in the recent presidential election, vow not to be silenced. “And we will fight until we no longer have to be afraid,” they write.
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