Tag: Coeducation

  • This Week in Princeton History for May 15-21

    This Week in Princeton History for May 15-21

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the baseball team lacks uniforms, a stained glass window will be installed soon, and more. May 17, 1869—The New York Herald observes that Princeton’s baseball team lacks a uniform: “The Mutuals were attired in their new uniform, of a dark slate color, and presented a very neat […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for April 17-23

    This Week in Princeton  History for April 17-23

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, enrollment numbers are released, a change in admissions policy makes the news, and more. April 17, 1863—The Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the College of New Jersey is available for purchase at the office of the Princeton Standard. Current enrollment is listed as 223. (Enrollment […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for December 19-25

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, alumni have the chance to see proposed dormitory plans, a student plot to make eggnog is foiled, and more. December 22, 1890—The Charlotte News notes that “A large number of Princeton students passed the city yesterday en route south.” December 23, 1908—Today’s issue of the Princeton Alumni […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for November 21-27

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an unusual Thanksgiving storm brings heavy snow to the area, a Scottish newspaper remarks on the racial composition of the town, and more. November 22, 1967—Joshua Rifkin *70 is at work on two projects: a thesis on an early 16th-century Flemish manuscript, and arranging and conducting the […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 5-11

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the arrival of undergraduate women draws attention, a recent graduate reflects on the contrast between life as a student and life on a war’s front lines, and more. September 6, 1969—Amid media fanfare and besieged by unsolicited attention from their male peers, undergraduate women arrive on campus. […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 27-October 3

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the Board of Trustees approves a plan for French classes, a student is sent home for involvement in a secret society, and more. September 27, 1843—The Board of Trustees vote to require students to pay a $5 deposit in order to study French, which will be refunded […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for June 14-20

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Mills Tariff Bill is debated, the Prince offers a guide to “scarce” women’s restrooms, and more. June 14, 1928—A member of the Class of 1913 is struck by lightning and dies just before joining […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for November 30-December 6

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Henry Ward Beecher celebrates the football team’s defeat, Patrick Stewart lectures on campus, and more. December 1, 1883—While preaching to his congregation in Brooklyn, Henry Ward Beecher says, “I stood yesterday to see Yale […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 7-13

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Mudd Library opens, Virginia sends the college a map, and more. September 7, 1976—Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library opens for research.

  • This Week in Princeton History for May 11-17

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, an angry bystander punches a graduate student protester, a professor arrives in Athens after drifting 100 miles at sea, and more. May 11, 1966—Nearly 400 protesters demonstrate their opposition to the American involvement in […]