Tag: Navy

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 30-October 6

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, new abortion funding policies draw protest, the Navy is moving in, and more. September 30, 1840—At Commencement, Samuel Reese Frierson of the graduating class speaks on the “Rights of Women.” October 1, 1989—About 100 […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for July 29-August 4

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Navy is slated to take over three dormitories, an arsonist’s attack on campus seems to be welcomed, and more. July 30, 1942—The chair of the Undergraduate Council announces that the Navy will be […]

  • African Americans and Princeton University

    Dear Mr. Mudd: Q. What information do you have about African Americans and Princeton University? A. Until the twentieth century, Princeton’s history has mostly been dominated by white men, typically from prosperous backgrounds. Though decidedly pro-Union during the Civil War, the campus had strong Southern influences, and its reputation as the “northernmost university town of the […]