This Week in Princeton History for January 9-15

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Dod Hall opens, Albert Einstein attends the first Jewish services on campus, and more.

January 9, 1891—The Daily Princetonian reports that Dod Hall has opened.

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Dod Hall, undated. Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series (AC111), Box MP38, Image No. 1103.

January 10, 1947—The first Jewish services are held on the Princeton University campus. Albert Einstein attends.

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Members of the Student Hebrew Association with Albert Einstein, February 1947. Left to right: Donald Russ ’47, Donald Rosenthal ’38, H. Lee Stern ’47, Albert Einstein. Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series (AC112), Box MP172, Image No. 3944.

January 11, 1969—The Board of Trustees approves the change from male-only undergraduate admissions to make Princeton fully coeducational.

January 12, 1942—The faculty approve a new program in American Civilization (later renamed American Studies).

For last week’s installment in this series, click here.

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