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Vol. LXV, No. 50
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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A “DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT”: Evelyn College, imagined as a sister school to Princeton University, welcomed women from 1887 until money ran out in 1897. (Courtesy of the Historical Society of Princeton)

History of Women at Princeton Showcased In Mudd Library “She Flourishes” Exhibit

Ellen Gilbert

A little-known feature of Princeton University history is the fact that undergraduate coeducation there did not actually begin, as many may believe, in 1969. From 1887 through 1897, the University conducted a “dangerous experiment” with the creation of Evelyn College for Women.

Rush Holt Answers Questions From Voters; Discusses Economy in Telephone Town Hall

— Ellen Gilbert

“We’re under new management here and things aren’t going so well,” observed Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) in a recent telephone town hall with his constituents (“my peers,” as he described them, at one point).

Student Interest in Sport of Fencing Results in New High School Program

Ellen Gilbert

They may be too young to remember swashbuckling movie heroes like Errol Flynn, but Princeton High School (PHS) students will be welcoming a new fencing program to the school’s roster of sports in the near future.

Princeton Students Study Balanchine With One of His Former Star Dancers

Anne Levin

Last week, local ballet fans were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the work of 20th century master choreographer George Balanchine. Seven dancers from The New York City Ballet came to the Berlind Theatre on December 5 to perform excerpts, in practice clothes, from some of Balanchine’s most iconic ballets, from the 1928 Apollo to works from the 1960s and 70s. The free, late afternoon, program was a revelation to many in the audience, who gave the performers a standing ovation.


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