In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a tropical storm batters the campus, a mountain is named after a professor, and more.
September 4, 2001—Anthony Romero ’87 becomes the American Civil Liberties Union’s first Latino and first openly gay executive director.
September 5, 1799—College of New Jersey (Princeton) president Samuel Smith writes to parents of prospective students, “Horses and barbers are utterly unnecessary to students during the sessions of the college,” but warns, “many young men, aiming too much at ostentation in their appearance, are apt to incur heavy and unnecessary debts for clothing, barbers, and horses.”
September 6, 1979—Tropical Storm David hits Princeton, causing a record-setting $235,000 in damages.
September 7, 1881—Fred Wales names Mount Young after Princeton astronomer Charles A. Young.
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