Tag: Sesquicentennial

  • This Week in Princeton History for October 18-24

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, students are taking a new kind of exam, a play written by a member of the Class of 1883 debuts on Broadway, and more. October 19, 1859—The Princeton Standard reports on a new innovation at Princeton College: Closed-note, written exams. October 21, 1896—As part of the Sequicentennial […]

  • This Week in Princeton History for October 17-23

    In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, a junior is arrested for anti-censorship activism in South Africa, the school celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding, and more. October 17, 1967—Bob Durkee ’69’s in-depth award-winning article, “A New Era for the Negro […]

  • When Did the College of New Jersey Change to Princeton University?

    Q: Dear Mr. Mudd, When and why did the College of  New Jersey change its name to Princeton University? A: The College of New Jersey, founded in 1746, changed its name to Princeton University during the culmination of the institution’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1896. Historically, the University was often referred to as “Nassau,” “Nassau Hall,” “Princeton […]