This Week in Princeton History for February 1-7

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, house carpentry helps pay student expenses, Joline Hall opens, and more.

February 1, 1830—Philadelphia’s Christian Advocate reports that a student “with no relations to aid him, except a brother from whom he receives some clothing” is working his way through Princeton as a house carpenter.

February 2, 1988—Drinking at Eating Club sign-ins sends 7 to the hospital and 39 to the infirmary, drawing national media attention to Princeton. The Daily Princetonian will pronounce the events “an unqualified nightmare.”

February 3, 1933—Joline Hall opens, and its first residents are moving in.

Drawing of Joline Hall. Historical Photograph Collection, Grounds and Buildings Series (AC111), Box MP52, Image No. 1840.

February 6, 1876—Students gather in the college Chapel to hear from internationally famed revivalists Dwight L. Moody and Ira David Sankey. Later reports say the visit inspired many students to engage in one-on-one evangelism among their peers.

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