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Visibility Epidemic: Conversations on AIDS and Queerness at Princeton University, Part I

By Travis York ’23 with April C. Armstrong *14 As the first in a two-part series on AIDS at Princeton University, this post will cover the on-campus organizing that occurred surrounding AIDS awareness and prevention in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Every year on the second Tuesday of October, the world celebrates Ada Lovelace Day, which honors the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

This Week in Princeton History for October 9-15

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a future Princeton University president’s education is interrupted by war, Southern students weigh in on segregation, and more.

In The Company of Good Books

Keep company with literary luminaries this fall!

This Week in Princeton University History for October 2-8

By April C. Armstrong *14 In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the colonial governor suggests a fundraising trip, popular new software requires further evaluation before being made available on campus, and more.

Sail Away: Boats of the World Depicted and Described (1883)

With fall coming in, this Victorian picture book of boats from around the world keeps alive  memories of  the hot sunshine, a brisk breeze, and the sparkling blue water of a perfect summer day by the sea.

This Week in Princeton History for September 25-October 1

By April C. Armstrong *14 In this week’s installment of our recurring series, Lafayette is on campus, a sophomore secures an unusual mode of transportation, and more.

Pepper’s Ghost, Part II

Besides sending each other ridiculous random videos, Katie and I regularly browse Instagram for cool art and project ideas. When this super simple Pepper's Ghost illusion popped up in the feed, we knew we needed to try it!

Two Worlds: Yet Another Piece of Genius Social-Realist Propaganda

This week the blog features a new post by Polina Popova, our guest expert on Russian- and Ukrainian-language children’s books, on a picture book for Ukrainian children published in the early 1930s.  Her series of pieces bringing to light these …

This Week in Princeton History for September 18-24

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a new president formally takes the helm, the Dean of the Graduate School defends an unpopular policy, and more.

Dear Mr. Mudd: Why Does My Princeton Diploma Spell “University” as “Vniuersitatis”?

By April C. Armstrong *14 on behalf of “Mr. Mudd“ Dear Mr.

Sanitation SUPERSTARS!

It's a big job, but our stellar sanitation team is up to the task! Drive your garbage truck to multiple locations around town, then head to the city dump and send everything flying down the chute. Yes we made a mess, but we had SO much fun!

This Week in Princeton History for September 11-17

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, efforts to help sleepless bunnies are helping, Princeton donates a cannon to a scrap metal drive, and more. September 11, 1868—Due to a family illness, James McCosh has delayed sailing for America.

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