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The Daily Princetonian

Brick by Brick: Nassau Hall

Princetonians’ hearts should rejoice when they sing in praise of “Old Nassau,” according to the University’s centuries-old alma mater. Presently, although Nassau Hall — the namesake of the song — stands triumphantly in the center of the colonial district of campus, Princeton students rarely set foot in the historic building, given its modern ceremonial and administrative functions.However, that shouldn't stop students from “rejoicing,” because Nassau Hall is much more than an office building, albeit an office building that is also a National Historic Landmark: It is a powerful symbol of American higher education. Constructed in 1756, Nassau Hall was named for King William III of Orange at the suggestion of the University’s (then referred to as the College of New Jersey) major benefactor, Governor Jonathan Belcher, according to the Princetoniana website. The trustees suggested the building be named after Belcher, but he modestly declined, a decision that paid off—“In Praise of Old Belcher” wouldn’t have made the best University anthem. The building was monumental for its time.

FEATURES | 02/19/2014

The Daily Princetonian

With Name Change, Iano's Hopes to Become Princeton Landmark

Although the Food Gallery at Frist Campus Center stays open late on Thursdays and Saturdays, selling the infamous pizza that has become a part of going out for so many students at the University, usually when we think of food in Princeton — a town filled with expensive restaurants and small specialty shops — pizza doesn’t come to mind. Instead, students and tourists alike tend to associate the town with the arguable leader of affordable college eats: Hoagie Haven. Sal Cicero, the new owner of Iano’s Rosticceria, plans to change that by kicking off a rebranding of the pizza place, which is located across the street from Nassau Hall.

FEATURES | 12/04/2013


Our Aca-Article

Within the first week of arriving on campus, students have been introduced to the concept of “arch sings” as a quintessentially “Princeton thing.” Many attend the longest song-fest they have ever experienced at Tiger’s Roar.

FEATURES | 10/09/2013

The Daily Princetonian

Q&A with David Dobkin

Street sat down with Dean of the Faculty/computer science professor/amateur artist David Dobkin to chat aboutthe interplay between his mathematical background and his art, being self-trained within contemporary art and computer science communities, as well as the theme of creativity within both of these worlds.

FEATURES | 10/09/2013