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Decades

1920 - 1929 (17 articles)

State Of Confusion

January 13, 1925

After having been fired less than 3 weeks earlier by outgoing Kansas Gov. Jonathan Davis, Chancellor Lindley is formally reinstated at the behest of new governor, Ben Paulen.

Radio Days

December 15, 1924

KFKU, the University’s first radio station, makes its inaugural broadcast.

Gather Together

January 12, 1922

The Young Women’s Christian Association acquires Henley House, which will become a “gathering place” for KU women and the scene of an “experiment” in integrated undergraduate student housing.

Advancing By Degrees

September 17, 1929

The Department of Nursing Education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

KU’s “Fairy Godmother”

September 14, 1926

Elizabeth M. Watkins begins building her philanthropic legacy to the University of Kansas with the opening of Watkins Scholarship Hall, named in honor of her late husband.

Rising For The Fallen

April 30, 1926

A ceremony complete with military honor guard marks the laying of the cornerstone of the Kansas Memorial Union building.

Wahl On The Fly

August 12, 1924

With no other candidates willing to take the job, Dr. Harry R. Wahl, professor and department chairman of pathology, is named acting dean of the KU School of Medicine, inaugurating a 24-year period that will become known as “The Wahl Years.”

French’s Toast

June 9, 1924

KU unveils a full-length bronze statue of Law School Dean James W. “Uncle Jimmy” Green sculpted by Daniel Chester French.

The Great Race

April 21, 1923

At 1:00 in the afternoon, on cinders still soaked by the previous day’s rain, the first events of the inaugural Kansas Relays get underway in the newly completed Memorial Stadium.

Among Friends

July 27, 1922

KU alum William Allen White, nationally renowned editor and publisher of the Emporia Gazette, pens his Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial in defense of free speech titled “To An Anxious Friend.”

“We Can’t Lose The Medical School”

June 21, 1920

In a special referendum, Rosedale voters approve a $30,000 bond issue, enabling acquisition of today’s KU Medical Center campus site and convincing state legislators to approve $435,000 for a new hospital and other Medical School additions.