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WE ARE ADDICTED TO PRINCETON LOVE STORIES! (especially ones like these!)

grant somerville on his wedding day   CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FRIEND GRANT SOMERVILLE! Grant and Judy were married last weekend.  When the pastor asked for a funny story about their courtship, WE WERE MENTIONED DURING THE WEDDING CEREMONY! Here’s the sweet story Judy shared with the…

Today, only in 1983, Brooke Shields …… yes, the media went wild to hear the starlet would be attending Princeton!

  a group of people posing for a photo Students at Princeton University were surprised to find a plethora of reporters that ask for their reaction to the admittance of Brooke Shields to the class of…

TODAY in Princeton History, the first same sex marriage was held in Princeton Chapel

a drawing of a person   Yep, April 26, 1997, Mike Beer *95 and Jason Rudy ’97 became the first same-sex couple to marry in Princeton University Chapel. Amen (& Cheers) to that! Given…

Today in Princeton History ….. the signature Princeton Orange color was officially recognized!!!!

On April 8, 1960, The Board of Trustees of Princeton University selected the color that would hereby be the official “Princeton orange.”  text (Insiders know in 1866, George Ward, a member of the Class of 1869, proposed the…

Did you know when Bob Dylan accepted an Honorary Degree, campus became flooded with flying insects? TRUE!

Well, that’s kind of how it happened ……   Every 17 years a special group of cicadas emerge from Princeton’s underground.  The last time they were here was 2004, where people tell grizzly tales of being covered by the bugs, having to walk the streets with an umbrella and, if the buzzing noise of the…

Today, Nevada legalized gambling …… Princeton University was an early investor in sin city? (TRUE!)

This article is too fascinating to paraphrase so read all about it here!  (If it’s too long for you to read, just get to paragraph seven:  “During the 1950s and 1960s, mobsters helped build the Sahara, the Sands, the New Frontier and the Riviera. Money from organized crime combined with funds from more respectable investors—Wall…