In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a basketball player goes pro, a sophomore finds artistic inspiration in town, and more.
August 29, 1930—M. Hartley Dodge, Jr. ‘30 dies in a car accident in France. His family will later donate both the Dodge Memorial Gateway and the Dodge Memorial Arch in his honor.
August 30, 1978—Former Ivy League Player of the Year Frank Sowinksi ’78 leaves for Spain, where he has a contract to play professional basketball for the Tempus team in Madrid.
September 3, 1885—Benjamin Van Doren Hedges (Class of 1888) completes a series of sketches of Princeton farms as viewed from the Institute for Advanced Study’s Cupola.
September 4, 1949—Town Topics reports that the Princeton University Class of 1953 will be the first who are not required to wear the black skullcaps (“dinks”) that have visibly marked freshmen on campus since the 1920s.
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