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  • This Week in Princeton History for January 16-22

    This Week in Princeton History for January 16-22

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students have a reputation for misbehavior, people claiming to be Nigerian royalty seek pen pals, and more. January 17, 1882—The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, “The Princeton students seem to have recommenced the disgraceful rowdyism which brought the college into such disrepute some time since,” saying that just…

  • This Week in Princeton History for March 21-27

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a local editorial argues against suffrage for the emancipated, a Prince initiative gets attention in London, and more. March 22, 1867—An editorial in the Princeton Standard argues that those formerly enslaved in the South should not be permitted to vote, and instead the South should be put under military…

  • This Week in Princeton History for June 8-14

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, thanks are offered to Harriet Crocker Alexander, an anonymous donor offers the colony of New Jersey funding for a scholarship for a Native American, and more. June 9, 1894—During the formal presentation of Alexander…

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 23-29

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Princetonian complains about a change in staffing, a new kiosk is under construction, and more. September 24, 1899—Today’s issue of Nature refers to the “Libbey Deep” off the shores of Newfoundland, newly named in…

  • This Week in Princeton History for April 29-May 5

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, 80% of students skip class in protest, the Princetonian interviews Phillis Schlafly, and more. April 30, 1999—The Graduate School receives a record number of applications in its first year accepting online submissions. May 1, 1970—Roughly…

  • This Week in Princeton History for April 16-22

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a young professor dies of AIDS, the Princetonian begins publishing every other day, and more. April 16, 1995—Assistant professor of English Walter C. Hughes, age 34, dies of AIDS.

  • Acción Puertorriqueña and Divisions among Puerto Ricans at Princeton

    By Mario Garcia ’18 Founded in 1972, Acción Puertorriqueña—later known as Acción Puertorriqueña y Amigos—was a student group initially consisting of Puerto Rican undergraduates and later allies who sought to create spaces for Puerto Rican cultures on Princeton’s campus through cultural events and student-led activism. Such celebratory events included the beginnings of Latino Graduation in…

  • This Week in Princeton History for December 18-24

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a newspaper’s editorial cartoon satirizes the contrast between the presidential leadership of John Maclean and James McCosh, a Princetonian becomes Senate Majority Leader, and more. December 18, 1772—John Witherspoon writes to the New York…

  • This Week in Princeton History for October 2-8

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, smoking in class comes to an end, a woman against female suffrage speaks in Alexander Hall, and more. October 3, 1981—A hawk crashes through a window in Firestone Library, knocking a 6-inch hole in…

  • This Week in Princeton History for June 12-18

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Liberty Bell is in town, the first woman earns a Princeton degree, and more. June 13, 1878—A member of the Class of 1878 writes that he is disappointed by the College of New…