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President Eisgruber says "Some of my favorite artists reflect on challenge, loss, and the spirit and friendships that keep us going through hard times and get us to better ones."
Make sure to read the whole newsletter to find this week's trivia question. 

Put on your detective hat, it is disguised as a live link somewhere in the newsletter on what normally is not a link!  Follow the link and it will bring you to the question and info about this week's awesome prize. Be sure to submit your answer by Thursday, Nov. 5 @5pmEDT.

Congrats to Hifsa Chaudhry '22 on winning last week's trivia contest!
Knitflix Weekly Knitting Circle
Mondays, 8pm EDT
Come learn to knit with First College's very own KNITFLIX (knitting + Netflix!) Absolutely NO experience necessary. We have an instructor who is happy to teach beginners, and we provide the supplies. Already a knitter? Bring your project! Any questions, contact Nicole at Hope to see you there!
Among Us Game Night
Monday, Nov. 9, 9-10pm EDT

Complete your Princeton tasks and spend an hour working on some spaceship ones -plus win some U-Store goodies!
Thesis Friday Workshop: Keep Yourself Moving
Friday, Nov 13, 1pm EDT

Register to attend:
Feel like you need to get started actually writing your thesis? Feeling stuck or a bit behind? You don’t have to finish your reading/research before beginning to write. Learn methods for getting started and maintaining your writing progress in this workshop. In this session, Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of the McGraw Center, will introduce an innovative model for reconceptualizing writing in terms of mental processes to help senior thesis writers envision new strategies for overcoming common obstacles.
Coffee In Common
Fridays, 4-5pm EDT

FIRSTIES, this is a great way to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and meet the college staff! low key, casual, no pressure...grab a cup of coffee and stop in anytime to say HI - leave whenever you need to! Join Zoom Meeting at any time between 4-5pm ET.
Meeting ID: 977 4909 5712
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Class of 2024 Pre-Read Discussion with President Eisgruber
Friday, Nov 13, 4:30pm EDT

Register to attend - This event is for first-years only.
Please join President Eisgruber for a timely discussion of Jill Lepore’s This America: The Case for the Nation. In the wake of a polarizing 2020 presidential election, share your thoughts on Lepore’s argument for a national history. Discuss how recent changes to the Supreme Court might shape the nation going forward with President Eisgruber, a distinguished constitutional law scholar and former Supreme Court clerk. Add your voice to the developing consideration of what the idea of the nation means right now. Space is limited. Register for your spot today! Once registered you will receive an email confirmation and info on how to join the meeting.
Julian Street Library Study Space
Sunday - Thursday
7-10pm EDT

Virtual Study Spaces are a way to build accountability and a sense of community into your study routines. Join the zoom meeting to study alongside other students in the familiar atmosphere of Julian Street Library. As there is student interest, breakout rooms can also be utilized for group study sessions during the study space. To join, please register with your email at here.
College Office Virtual Hours
Monday - 10am-1pm EDT
Tuesday - 1-4pm EDT
Wednesday - 11am-2pm & 7-9pm EDT
Thursday - 11am-2pm EDT
Friday - 11am-2pm EDT

There are many ways to reach the college office while studying virtually - call, email, chat, or visit with us during our virtual office hours. Once in the Virtual Office click on the day/time and join via GOOGLE MEET. We look forward to seeing you!
Minecraft with Fellow Firsties
First College now has its very own 24/7 MINECRAFT server! Come explore a new world with your friends and classmates! To connect to the server, just type the following server address into the "Direct Connect" box in the multiplayer section: If you have any questions please email RGS Sean (

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From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. 

Pumpkin Crusted Salmon

3 pounds Salmon Filet
1 tsp Black Pepper
6 ounces Pumpkin Seeds
1 dash Cayenne Pepper
2 ounces Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Oil

  • Toss pumpkin seeds with spices and toast in 300 degree till golden brown.
  • Brush Salmon with Dijon mustard then top with pumpkin seeds and press slightly into the fish. 
  • Cook in 350 degree oven till internal temperature of 145 about 8 minutes.
Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education

The University's 24/7 resource to speak about anything regarding sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence or stalking. SHARE can be contacted at 609-258-3310.
Looking for a study group or p-set partner in your time zone? CLICK HERE to find a group of other Firsties in your class! Includes ECO, MAT, CHM, and more.


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Learn more about the event and RSVP here. The first 100 students to RSVP automatically get put into a raffle to win a Roku Express!

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