Tag: Sonia Sotomayor

  • A Brief History of Latinx Students at Princeton, 1880s-1990s

    Although we are always continuously learning and expect to have more to say on this topic in the future, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month we are presenting this brief history of Latinx students at Princeton University prior to this century. It’s never clear who the “first” person of a given demographic might be, […]

  • A Hope and A Hypothesis: The Curious Case of the Sonia Sotomayor ’76 Interview

    Briana Christophers ‘17, a rising senior at Princeton University, made a discovery in the University Archives that solved a mystery we archivists didn’t know existed. In March, Briana visited us at the Mudd Manuscript Library, a visit arranged by Mudd’s Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Alexis Antracoli, in response to a petition Briana helped […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for August 3-9

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a graduate secures her spot on the Supreme Court, multiple fights break out in Nassau Hall at the same time, and more. August 4, 1979—The University retires its IBM 370-158 and IBM 360-91 in […]

  • From the Archives: Princeton and the Supreme Court

    Journalists and pundits are noting that Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court last week marks the first time three women have served concurrently on the high court. However, Kagan’s confirmation marks another historic occasion — the first time in 168 years that three Princetonians have shared the bench. While 2010’s trio consists of Samuel […]