Football is under siege — from parents, doctors, academics, a Kennedy, even from Buzz Bissinger, the guy who wrote the definitive book on football, Friday Night Lights. This makes us sad. Football is a wonderful game perfectly suited to the American spirit, and we’d miss it if it went away. We love us some Eagles, but for true passion — from guys who aren’t making millions a year to take the field — you can’t beat college football. Here are eight upcoming games featuring local college teams that should offer lots of rivalry, fun and excitement, not to mention cheerleaders and marching bands. Catch as many as you can — while you can. Read more »
About 20 people streaked through a Princeton economics class on Thursday morning.
A University spokesman told The Daily Princetonian the streakers were wearing nothing but ski masks, scarves and sneakers. They ran through Economics 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics, no doubt making the class much more interesting.
During Princeton University‘s “Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton’s Black Alumni” conference last week, President Christopher L. Eisgruber announced that the papers of Toni Morrison have found a permanent home in the collections of Firestone Library. The collection includes manuscripts and drafts of Morrison’s novels The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon and more, and will join other important works in the Manuscript Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Morrison served on the Princeton faculty for 17 years from 1989 to 1996. A year before joining the Princeton staff, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Beloved and then became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. At Commencement in 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University.
An exhibit of the author’s papers, which also includes correspondences, lyrics, lectures, photographs, and more, will be on display now through Monday, November 24th in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library. The manuscript of Morrison’s forthcoming novel is expected to join the collection in the near future.
Someone in Princeton is waging a guerrilla campaign against NBC correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman for violating her Ebola quarantine. They’ve posted multiple fliers around town, urging residents to call the police if they see Snyderman around town.
The flier includes her home address and the names of her children.
A freelance cameraman working on a team with Snyderman, Ashoka Mukpo, caught Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, back in the U.S., agreed to a voluntary 21-day quarantine. But after she was spotted out and about in Princeton, the New Jersey Health Department issued a mandatory quarantine for her.
Alumni from the University of Pennsylvania are among the 10 least-dateable alums of any college in the United States, according to a survey.
Matchmaking site The Dating Ring surveyed 1,600 users about 7,500 dates and came up with the 10-best and 10-worst alumni to date. Penn came in at No. 8, and Princeton No. 9. Babson College (it’s near Boston) had the worst alums to date in the survey, while Rutgers was third-worst.
Former Princeton University student David Chesley was arrested earlier this week and charged with burglary and invasion of privacy. A fellow student says Chesley took videos of her with his cell phone camera while she was showering.
Police say Chesley, originally a member of the Princeton class of 2016, pointed a cell phone camera at a woman showering in Forbes College, a residential college (it’s basically a dorm) for first- and second-year students at Princeton. Some students in the annex of Forbes don’t have private showers; the bathroom is secured with a combination lock. Chesley was charged with burglary since he wasn’t authorized to be in the girls’ shower at Forbes.
We have already seen Sally Weisman’s new home in New Hope (to be honest, we are still dreaming of that perfect patio). At the time, it was hard to imagine why she would have been reluctant to move there. Now we see the home she’s leaving in Princeton, and it’s a lot easier to understand. The five-bedroom estate has recently been listed at $1.75 million, and it is just as jaw-dropping as the New Hope property.
The home is stretched over nearly 6,000 square feet of living space. The main level includes a formal foyer and center hall, a sun room, an office, the kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a breakfast room, and formal living and dining rooms. The kitchen namechecks all the luxury appliance brands. A Viking six-burner stove is not far from the SubZero refrigerator, and it’s all connected with granite. Upstairs the master suite has a sitting room all its own and an en-suite spa-like bath with a double walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms are each en-suite and the remaining two bedrooms share a bath. The laundry room rounds up the upstairs living space. The finished lower level includes a game room, exercise room, additional laundry facilities, a kitchenette, storage and a serious wine cellar. The cellar is fully conditioned and has room for more than 1,000 bottles.
Princeton professor John Mulvey is facing theft charges for allegedly stealing 21 signs for a computer repair business from private lawns in the town. Ted Horodynsky — the owner of the Princeton Computer Repairs, Tutoring and Digital Services — had set up a surveillance camera on a lawn. Horodynsky says he turned the video over to police.
Horodynsky says the signs started to disappear after he had a traffic indicent with Mulvey. He set up a camera that caught part of Mulvey’s license plate during one of the five thefts captured on video, which led police to find 21 of Horodynsky’s signs in Mulvey’s garage.