In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the sophomores conduct their annual end-of-year book burning ritual, women are enrolled in a course for the first time, and more.
June 25, 1980—Ernest Gordon, Dean of the Chapel since 1955, retires.
June 28, 1870—The annual “Sophomore Burial,” in which sophomores ritually burn and bury the book they least liked to read during the school year, takes place.
June 29, 1942—Women are enrolled in a course at Princeton University for the first time, studying photogrammetry with engineering professor Philip R. Kissam.
June 30, 1909—A group of students set sail for the coast of Newfoundland to present a boat to aid Dr. Wilfred Grenfell on a medical mission in Labrador. Trips to the mission will become an annual tradition.
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