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  2. University Flag, Shield, and Motto - Princeton University

    The motto, "Dei Sub Numine Viget," translates as "Under the Protection of God She Flourishes." The orange of the flag stands for William III of Orange, Prince of Nassau, and King of England. Black was first used as Princeton's other color in 1867, when the sophomore baseball team used black ink to write class numerals on their orange ribbons.

  3. Why is Princeton's motto 'Dei sub numine viget' (Under God ...

    What does "Under God's power she flourishes" (Princeton University's motto) mean?

  4. What is the Princeton University motto -

    An informal motto is "Princeton in the nation's service and in the service of all nations," coined by Woodrow Wilson, Princeton Class of 1879, who served on the faculty and was Princeton's president from 1902 to 1910. The official motto is "Dei sub numine viget," which means "Under God's power she flourishes.".

  5. Princeton University - Wikipedia

    Princeton University. Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

  6. Serving the Public Good | Princeton University

    Service and civic engagement are central to what it means to be a Princetonian, as reflected in the University's informal motto, "Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity." Various elements of the University's mission — educating students, discovering new knowledge and ...

  7. Changing the Motto | Princeton Alumni Weekly

    While I am sympathetic with Sonia Sotomayor ’76’s motivation to change Princeton’s informal motto (On the Campus, April 20), there is a simpler, more concise, more inclusive, and more elegant solut

  8. Changing the Motto | Princeton Alumni Weekly

    I understand that Princeton’s new informal motto, “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity,” means to suggest a broader mandate than its more euphonic predecessor.

  9. Translating the Latin Mottos Semper Fidelis, Veritas, and ...

    Semper Fidelis, Veritas, and Dei sub Numine Viget are the mottos of the United States Marine Corp, Harvard University, and Princeton University respectively. Often, the accepted translation of mottos differs from the motto’s literal meaning. Exploring famous mottos is an excellent opportunity for the Latin student to experience many grammatical constructions without the complication of long ...

  10. Princeton University Seal -

    Princeton University Seal - symbol description, layout, design and history from

  11. Princeton U. to keep Woodrow Wilson's name on school ...

    PRINCETON -- Princeton University announced Monday that President Woodrow Wilson's name will stay on the university's School of Public Policy and International Affairs. The recommendation was made by a special committee convened to examine Wilson's legacy on the Ivy League campus, following student ...