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Decades

1880 - 1889 (5 articles)

A Swell Yell

May 21, 1886

Professor Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey first proposes the cheer that will evolve into the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, K.U.” yell.

Fuller’s Brushes With Fame

March 11, 1886

Ferdinand Fuller, architect of KU’s first building and a member of the original party sent to Kansas by the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society, dies at his home near Lawrence.

One Year At A Time

September 8, 1880

The first six students enrolled in KU’s one-year “Preparatory Medical Course” begin classes on Mount Oread.