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  • This Week in Princeton History for October 23-29

    This Week in Princeton History for October 23-29

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, new streets have familiar names, student voting is a subject of controversy, and more. October 23, 1895—Streets that surround the new lots east of the athletic fields have been given “well known Princeton names.”

  • 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 February 21-27

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Abraham Lincoln disappoints students, the chief of staff for the Black Panthers speaks in Dillon Gym, and more. February 21, 1861—Students who have waited for him are disappointed when Abraham Lincoln does not stop at Princeton’s train station between speaking from the train in New Brunswick and…

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 20-26

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, residents of Baker Rink are asked to notify the Prince of their bunk numbers for subscription deliveries, Americans are questioning Princeton’s decision to hold a funeral for Aaron Burr, and more. September 21, 1999—Peter Singer’s first day of teaching is marked by protest, as 14 demonstrators are arrested and…

  • This Week in Princeton History for March 8-14

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, many feel the CPUC’s response to homophobic violence is unsatisfactory, a graduate student vows to sue the town for his disenfranchisement, and more. March 8, 1802—The Philadelphia Gazette reports that, due to a recent…

  • This Week in Princeton History for February 15-21

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the Class of 1899 dons mourning clothes, protesters urge an end to sweatshop labor, and more. February 15, 1899—To honor Ralph Wilson Simonds, formerly a member of their class, the Class of 1899 will…