In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a future Princeton University president’s education is interrupted by war, Southern students weigh in on segregation, and more.
October 9, 1845—According to the Boston Recorder, “Several horses have died recently at Princeton, N.J., in consequence of eating ‘musty oats.’”
October 10, 1941—Graduate student Robert F. Goheen ’40 *48 is drafted and will head to Fort Dix.
October 14, 1963—A Daily Princetonian poll finds that 78% of Southern and border state students oppose segregation, but 67.4% also agree with the statement, “the Negro is asking for too much change too soon.”
October 15, 1930—Franklin Delano Roosevelt, governor of New York, writes to Princeton students to urge them to consider careers in public service.
For the previous installment in this series, click here.
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