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This Week in KU History

  • The Twin Pines Co-op, housing 25 men in a rented Ohio Street home, begins its formal existence in time for the start of the fall 1950 semester.

  • The KU Student Senate meets for the first time.

  • Strong Hall becomes the fourth KU building to merit a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • KU's discus thrower Al Oerter, the first man to win the gold medal in the same event in four consecutive summer Olympics, is born in Astoria, New York.

  • 1121 Ohio Street becomes the first of four Mount Oread-area men’s housing cooperatives that will bear the name of John Moore.


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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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