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Presidential Visits

September 24, 1911

President William Howard Taft stops on the KU campus for about one hour and speaks to a welcoming crowd in old Robinson Gymnasium.

Seeds Of Construction

October 6, 1911

Nearly 1,000 women attend a rally at the original Robinson Gymnasium to call for the construction of a women’s dormitory that ultimately will become Corbin Hall.

The Ideal Jayhawker

March 14, 1913

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 14, 1913: "Kansas University Co-eds who are members of the K.U. Y.W.C.A. have outlined a code of ideals to which they would have the young men of Kansas measure up. In a list of nine requirements they have prescribed for his every-day life...

Not Exactly A Hoot

May 9, 1914

The Sour Owl, a KU student publication featuring salacious gossip and bawdy sexual humor, issues the premiere edition of its intermittent 40-year run.

Major’s Undertakings

September 1, 1914

Dr. Ralph H. Major joins the KU School of Medicine faculty, becoming both professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology, and launching a career “that can never be measured in terms any more precise than immense or profound.”

Unitarian Utilitarianism

November 21, 1914

Lawrence widow Leonora Ricker Hollingbery dies, leaving a last will and testment that calls for the establishment of a low-cost residence for women that will become an ad-hoc addition to KU's student housing stock for more than two decades.