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Archive: Mar 2021

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…

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March 31, 2021

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 Street banks, union pension funds, the Mormon Church and the Princeton University endowment.”)   Did you know Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) now oversees the largest per student endowment of any college in the United States …. today it’s about $26.1B AND it’s money managers are among the most diversified in any college campus?  TRUE!      

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March 19, 2021

Princeton University Students Used to Have an Annual St Patty’s Day Parade!

  From 1896 to 1915, clever tigers would dress up and create a parade going through campus to celebrate St Patty’s Day!  The costumes were so silly it became so popular that townspeople would all stop working to see the revelry! Read all about the history of the event here!

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March 17, 2021

Hank Aaron, Princeton University and Wawa …. yep, there’s a connection!

Today back in 1974, the same year Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record, the University began advertising for bids from contractors to remodel what was the Dormitory and Food Services warehouse into a Wawa.    The world class re-design of the 125th Wawa now stands beside the renovated Dinky Station in a modern sheath of…

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March 14, 2021

TALK ABOUT A STRIKING COINCIDENCE!!! (no really, this is hot news ….)

Get this, March 10th, 1855 ….. on the 53rd anniversary of the Nassau Hall Fire of 1802 ……a fire ravaged Nassau Hall.  You read that right but in case you missed it ….. On March 10th, 1855 ….. on the 53rd anniversary of the Nassau Hall Fire of 1802 ……a fire ravaged Nassau Hall.  …

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March 10, 2021

My Take On Why Jeff Bezos Is Constantly Changing His Day Job ……

I think he’s just livin’ the mission of his alma mater, Princeton University …. in the nation’s service and the service of all humanity.  (I really do. If you study this guy, he’s about a lot more than a silly bottom line.)  GO JEFF! (Not convinced?  Check out his Commencement speech to the Great Class…

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March 3, 2021

Private Club Headed to Princeton – 45 Spring Street

In 1903, over 100 explorers, artists, authors, academics, and business adventurers came together at the Savoy Hotel in New York City to meet and exchange stories about travel, adventures, politics, and other significant topics of the day … The Ends of the Earth private club of smartypants continued to meet annually in NYC for thirty…

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March 2, 2021

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