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For the week of September 15-21:
Woodrow Wilson makes a move into politics, a new Pablo Picasso sculpture is under construction, and more.
September 15, 1910—The New Jersey Democratic Convention nominates Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson as its candidate for governor.
September 17, 1787—The U.S. Constitution, largely written by James Madison of the Princeton Class of 1771, is signed in Philadelphia’s Constitution Hall.
September 18, 1971—Pablo Picasso’s “Head of a Woman” is under construction at the art museum.
September 20, 1964—University President Robert F. Goheen formally announces the abolishment of the “Chapel Rule,” which had made chapel attendance mandatory for freshmen, during the University’s opening exercises.
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