Today in History: Princeton University


Today in History–June 9–the Library of Congress features Princeton University. On this date in 1902, alumnus Woodrow Wilson was unanimously elected university president after more than a decade as a respected teaching scholar. During his tenure, Wilson instituted a system of core requirements followed by two years of specialized concentration. After Princeton, Wilson served one term as governor of New Jersey and two as president of the United States. Learn more about Wilson’s career and this prestigious university by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary sources.

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Woodrow Wilson Princeton University historical newspaper coverage 1902-1910

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