This Week in Princeton History for April 6-12

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Evelyn College trustees vote to include women on their board, a shanty in Firestone Plaza demonstrates anti-apartheid sentiment, and more.

April 6, 1895—The Board of Trustees of Evelyn College votes to expand so its membership can include women. Rather than the current 15 men, the board will include 15 men and 15 women.

Evelyn College catalog, 1891-1892. Historical Subject Files (AC109), Box 330, Folder 4.

April 10, 1970—Students in the Princeton Ecology Action group are urging a return to reusable dishes, napkins, place mats, and trays to reduce environmental impact from Dining Services operations.

April 11, 1989—Students Against Apartheid put up a shanty in Firestone Plaza to demonstrate their support for the divestment movement.

Shanty in Firestone Plaza, April 1989. Photo by Jennifer English ’91, Daily Princetonian.

April 12, 1928—A bronze statue of Andrew Fleming West, first Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, is unveiled while West looks on.

Statue of Andrew Fleming West, undated. Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series (AC111), Box AD10, Folder 22.

For the previous installment in this series, click here.

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