This Week in Princeton History for March 2-8

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a ban on pizza delivery is enforced, a release party is held for a new book, and more.

March 2, 1960—Princeton University is enforcing a ban on pizza delivery on campus.

March 4, 1913—2,000 undergraduates attend the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879, as president of the United States, bringing a sea of orange and black to the usual red, white, and blue on display.

Student petition for Princeton University holiday for March 4, 1913. Office of the President Records (AC117), Box 57, Folder 4.

March 6, 1947—Martin Niemoeller, said to be “still gaunt from his years of imprisonment,” opens the first in a series of community Lenten services in Princeton University Chapel.

March 7, 1999—The Princeton Arts Council hosts a release party for Latin American Princeton/Princeton Latinoamericano, a compilation of student research projects for SOC/LAS 338: The Sociology of Latinos in the United States and oral histories conducted by the students of Apoyo/Princeton Immigrant Rights League. The book focuses on the town’s immigrant Latinx community.

Cover of Latin American Princeton/Princeton Latinoamericano, 1999.

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