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Vol. 108, No. 7

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Alumni who changed America, and the world.

The top 25 most influential Princetonians ever

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

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The original Nassau Hall, depicted in a 1764 print.

The Fabulous Class of 71

(1771, that is)

By Sean Wilentz

Consider a class of Princeton students that included a future president of the United States; a writer later hailed by critics and...

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Uneasy embrace

A "latecomer" reflects on a list and his relationship with Princeton

By Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97

We finally finished our assigned task, and on the chalkboard in front of us, alongside poorly erased names, were our selections for the 25 most...

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Twelve who shaped Princeton

Scholars, writer, philanthropist, and activist--they all helped make Old Nassau what it is today.

By J.I. Merritt ’66

Woodrow Wilson 1879: Wilson made Princeton — without him, the university we know today simply would not exist. In eight ...

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From cortisone to ultimate Frisbee

Five innovations with Princeton ties

Published in the Jan.23, 2008, issue

Henry, a professor of natural philosophy, was Princeton's best-known scientist in the 19th century. Biographers argue that he discovered induction before Michael Faraday (Faraday published his finding first), created a working telegraph before Samuel Morse...Read more
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