Author Archives: Martin Page

#ThrowbackThursday: Grades on the ‘Wailing Wall’

PAW Archives, Feb. 24, 1939

PAW Archives, Feb. 24, 1939

In January 1939, crowds of students lingered around a bulletin board in Nassau Hall, nervously surveying their fall-semester grades, which were posted publicly on what the students jokingly called the “wailing wall.” Seventy-five years later that practice has faded from memory. Today’s Princetonians — thankfully — can find their grades privately on the University’s course registration engine, known by the acronym SCORE. Continue reading