This Week in Princeton History for June 6-12
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students consider adopting distinctive hats, the U.S. President makes a “pilgrimage” to Princeton’s campus, and more. June 7, 1877—In order to visually distinguish themselves from townies (in Princeton slang, “snobs”), the Class of 1878 is contemplating starting to wear mortarboards as everyday wear.
Dear Mr. Mudd: Have Orange and Black Always Been Princeton’s Colors?
Dear Mr. Mudd: Have orange and black always been Princeton’s colors? There were no official school colors at the College of New Jersey (better known simply as “Princeton” as early as 1756) until it assumed the name Princeton University in 1896. Students complained about this in the June 1867 Nassau Literary Magazine, then the baseball team wore […]
This Week in Princeton History for April 4-10
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Betty Friedan is on campus, the school chooses an official shade of orange, and more. April 5, 1895—In a letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonian, the editorial board of the Nassau Lit […]