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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

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

There’s a MONSTER IN LAKE CARNEGIE??!!

On February 18th, 1934, two tigers reported seeing a “sea serpent” thrashing in the icy waters of Princeton University’s Lake Carnegie …… The legend of the “Carnegie Monster” was born! This will become campus lore on and off for a couple decades – y’all know we love the facts as much as the folklore and…

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February 18, 2021

Abraham Lincoln Has a Degree from Princeton? TRUE!

On December 27, 1864, President Lincoln wrote to the College of New Jersey in thanks for the honorary degree. Most historians agree the decision to honor President Lincoln was to definitively state the College’s support of the President during the Civil War.  Just prior to the outbreak of the war, many students were from the…

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December 27, 2020

Princeton University Dining Is Scrumptious & Award Winning …. but that wasn’t always the case! :)

Today, Princeton is known for it’s wide variety of high quality foods offered to staff, faculty and students.  (No really, they’ve won all sorts of sustainability awards for moving to majority plant based meals, reduction of packaging, vendor selections and all sorts of categories.)  For residents, we’re especially grateful for the School Garden Project, where…

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November 19, 2020

Wait … Thomas Edison never attended high school but has a degree from Princeton?

TRUE!  Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most famous and influential inventors to walk the earth, never attended high school or college but was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton in 1915!   Did you know Edison proposed to his wife in Morse Code?  TRUE!  (Biographies state that he would say “I love you” throughout…

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October 19, 2020