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This Week in KU History

  • Nearly 4,000 students pack Hoch Auditorium to protest the resignation of KU Chancellor Franklin Murphy following a long-simmering conflict with Kansas Governor George Docking.

  • Senator Robert F. Kennedy launches his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination with twin speeches at K-State and KU.

  • The famous jazz group, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, performs in Hoch Auditorium.

  • Naturalist, conservationist, taxidermist and adventurer Lewis Lindsay Dyche was born in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. The KU Museum of Natural History, including Dyche's Panorama of North American Mammals (featured at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago), reside in Dyche Hall.

  • The worst “Dust Bowl” dust storm hits Lawrence, shrouding the town and the KU campus in darkness by 2 p.m.

KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times