Princeton University Library’s Digital Studio: “Stirling Castle,” colored lithograph from Scotland Delineated in a Series of Views with Historical, Antiquarian and Descriptive Letterpress, Volume II; London, E. Gambart & Co., 1854; John Parker Lawson (d. 1852), author; James Duffield Harding (1798-1863), artist; L. Sabatier, lithographer

James Duffield Harding’s lithograph of Stirling Castle in Scotland, above, marks the entrance to an exhibition of BRITISH COLOR PLATE BOOKS from 1776 to 1868 in Firestone Library’s Milberg Gallery through March 1. The exhibition includes nearly 40 large books from a collection of Leonard Milberg ’53 that is a promised gift to the Princeton University Library. The display highlights lithographic printing during the British Empire’s expansion at the time. “Very often the books reflect expeditions,” Milberg said. “They tell wonderful stories through pictures.”

The University reported that 791 students have been offered EARLY-ACTION ADMISSION, 48 more than a year ago. The University provided this information about the students admitted early: 48 percent of those who are U.S. citizens identify as students of color; 16 percent are Pell-eligible or meet the University’s criteria for highest financial need; 13 percent are first-generation college students; and 11 percent are international students. 

A Princeton spokesman declined to release additional information about the early-action students that has been made public in past years, including the total number of applicants, the gender breakdown, and the number of alumni children among those admitted. 


From left: Serra ’20, Elzalabany ’20
Photo: Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications
GABRIELA OSEGUERA SERRA ’20 of Galloway, N.J., and YOUSEF ELZALABANY ’20 of Allentown, Pa., are recipients of the Sachs Scholarship, named for Daniel Sachs ’60 and one of Princeton’s highest honors. Oseguera Serra, a politics concentrator pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy, will work toward a master’s degree at Oxford to help her address inequalities faced by Indigenous populations. Elzalabany is pursuing a concentration in Near Eastern studies and certificates in creative writing and humanistic studies. He plans to study Sufism in Cairo and Istanbul and pursue a master’s degree in Islamic intellectual history. 

Matteo Parisi, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Oxford’s Worcester College, received a Sachs Scholarship to study at Princeton’s Graduate School. 

EIGHTEEN FACULTY MEMBERS are among more than 2,000 scholars who signed an open letter written by history professor Sean Wilentz supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The signers include history professors Rhae Lynn Barnes, Michael Blaakman, Margot Canaday, James Dun *04, Tera Hunter, Kevin Kruse, Regina Kunzel, Beth Lew-Williams, James McClure, and Martha Sandweiss and religion professor Judith Weisenfeld *92; visiting professors Martin Flaherty ’81 (Woodrow Wilson School) and Daniel Sherer (architecture); and professors emeritus of history Hendrik Hartog, Nancy Malkiel, John Murrin, Nell Painter, and Anson Rabinbach.