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The Ashman Institute in 1857.

Revisiting Princeton’s ties to Lincoln University, one of the nation’s early HBCUs

At one point nicknamed the 'Black Princeton,' Lincoln University was the first American college to grant Black students degrees. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the historical ties connecting Princeton and Lincoln.

At one point nicknamed the 'Black Princeton,' Lincoln University was the first American college to grant Black students degrees. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the historical ties connecting Princeton and Lincoln.

FEATURES | November 10

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‘Irrespective of color’: Princeton’s missed opportunity to integrate in the 1830s

188 years before the University would admit African American students, a man named David Leavitt offered the University $1,000 to admit students “irrespective of Color” and grant them “like privileges.” Despite being on the brink of financial ruin, the institution passed on the donation.

188 years before the University would admit African American students, a man named David Leavitt offered the University $1,000 to admit students “irrespective of Color” and grant them “like privileges.” Despite being on the brink of financial ruin, the institution passed on the donation.

FEATURES | November 8

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Incidents in political speech at Princeton, throughout the 20th century

While academic freedom and free speech remain hot-button debates on campus, we examined archival coverage of controversies and debates on campus throughout the 1900s.

While academic freedom and free speech remain hot-button debates on campus, we examined archival coverage of controversies and debates on campus throughout the 1900s. 

FEATURES | November 7

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‘Once in an institutional lifetime’: Before and beyond Princeton’s 2026 Campus Plan

The numerous construction projects on campus today comprise the University’s largest ten-year expansion to date. The Daily Princetonian looked at the objectives of the current campus plan, one that follows in a tradition of intentional architectural development.

The numerous construction projects on campus today comprise the University’s largest ten-year expansion to date. The Daily Princetonian looked at the objectives of the current campus plan, one that follows in a tradition of intentional architectural development.

FEATURES | October 29

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A pioneering figure with a marred legacy: Syngman Rhee at Princeton

Syngman Rhee, a Princeton Ph.D. graduate, went on to become the first president of South Korea in 1948. His tenure as president was marred by controversy over autocratic tendencies.

Syngman Rhee, a Princeton Ph.D. graduate, went on to become the first president of South Korea in 1948. His tenure as president was marred by controversy over autocratic tendencies.

FEATURES | October 11

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Politics, porn, and polarization: a look back at Whig-Clio’s rise and fall

Over the past decades, Whig-Clio faced many challenges: dramatic membership loss, a global pandemic, and controversy over one of their most notable alumni, Ted Cruz ’92. Nevertheless, the club has remained tenacious in their fight to maintain campus relevancy. 

Over the past decades, Whig-Clio faced many challenges: dramatic membership loss, a global pandemic, and controversy over one of their most notable alumni, Ted Cruz ’92. Nevertheless, the club has remained tenacious in their fight to maintain campus relevancy. 

FEATURES | October 1

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Over 30 years, GSG has found their seat at the table

Over the years, the body has given out candy in front of Clio Hall to advocate for dental insurance, worked with administrators to change University policy to ensure Curricular Practical Training accessibility for all graduate international students, and ran a Cuisine of the Month program to create interdepartmental affinity groups.

Over the years, the body has given out candy in front of Clio Hall to advocate for dental insurance, working with administrators to change university policy to ensure Curricular Practical Training accessibility for all graduate international students, and running a Cuisine of the Month program to create inter-departmental affinity groups.

FEATURES | September 28

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‘A hotspot of interdisciplinary interactions’: Students leap at environmental careers

Princeton remains the only Ivy League university which does not offer a major in either Environmental Studies or Sciences. But even without an established major, many students and alumni have successfully made addressing climate change the focal point of their studies and careers after college.

FEATURES | September 15

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‘Suffer and maybe fail, or go on medical leave’

Mulrain’s experience provides a window into differences between professors and students on accommodations for health conditions and tensions with the University bureaucracy intended to mediate between the two. 

Mulrain’s experience provides a window into differences between professors and students on accommodations for health conditions and tensions with the University bureaucracy intended to mediate between the two.

FEATURES | August 17

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After ‘Oppenheimer,’ a look back at Princeton’s complicated role in nuclear history

Last spring, filming for Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” at the Institute for Advanced Study and in East Pyne courtyard stirred excitement. The University settings in the film point to a complex history of nuclear development and protest at Princeton.

Last spring, filming for Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” at the Institute for Advanced Study and in East Pyne courtyard stirred excitement. The University settings in the film point to a complex history of nuclear development and protest at Princeton.

FEATURES | July 26

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UHS reports high student satisfaction, but some students cite availability and quality issues

In a series of interviews with a dozen undergraduates, The Daily Princetonian found that some students express dissatisfaction with McCosh in two categories: ability to secure an appointment and the level of engagement that they received.

In a series of interviews with a dozen undergraduates, The Daily Princetonian found that some students express dissatisfaction with McCosh in two categories: ability to secure an appointment and the level of engagement that they received.

FEATURES | 05/18/2023