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Tag: yellow fever

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 28-October 4

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a crisis delays dorm heating, a yellow fever epidemic has interrupted campus operations, and more. September 28, 1819—A visitor to Princeton’s Junior Orations observes that during one of the student speeches, the audience was…