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Tag: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  • This Week in Princeton History for October 9-15

    This Week in Princeton History for October 9-15

    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…

  • This Week in Princeton History for November 7-13

    This Week in Princeton History for November 7-13

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a senior visits the U.S. President, a junior achieves football fame, and more. November 7, 1878—Students “respectfully protest against having recitations and lectures on election day.” November 9, 1937—Fumitaka Konoye ’38 visits U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to deliver a goodwill message from his father, Prince Fumimaro…

  • 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…

  • This Week in Princeton History for January 11-17

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the campus tries to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, a professor expresses irritation with William Jennings Bryan, and more. January 11, 1945—Princeton University Librarian Julian P. Boyd’s lunch with…

  • “The New Order”: How Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor (Briefly) Led to Women Enrolling in Classes at Princeton University

    “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan”: so began Franklin Delano Roosevelt on December 8, in a speech asking the United States Congress for a declaration of war. Princeton University didn’t…