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Decades

1970 - 1979 (13 articles)

Sisters Act

February 4, 1972

A women’s advocacy group calling themselves the February Sisters occupy the East Asian Studies building in an effort to win concessions from the University.

Lorenzo The Magnificent

April 27, 1973

In the first of two stunts that would enter into campus legend, KU art student Dan Wessel, who preferred to be known as “The Great Wesselini” and similar monikers, attempts to fly his homemade glider over Memorial Stadium by rolling down a 32-foot ramp north of the Campanile.

Launching the Satellite Union

November 1, 1977

Ground is broken for the construction of the Satellite Student Union, now known as the Burge Student Union that was named in honor of Frank Burge, longtime director of the Kansas Union.

“Sound Alternative”

October 15, 1975

Student-run radio station KJHK-FM goes on the air with DJ Steve Doocy, bringing jazz, progressive and "alternative" rock to Mount Oread, along with a fair share of controversy.

Fly Us To The Moon

December 7, 1972

Commander Ronald E. Evans becomes the first KU alumnus in space when he and two other astronauts of Apollo 17 blast off from Cape Kennedy on NASA’s sixth and final 20th century manned mission to the moon.

Carrie Watson

Madam Librarian

March 29, 1972

KU celebrates Carrie Watson Day, honoring the University’s first and longest-serving professional librarian.

Cause For Concern

November 18, 1971

Responding to campus radicalism and slashed state education budgets, a KU group called Students Concerned About Higher Education in Kansas publishes a bold advertisement that asks “WOULD YOU VOTE TO ABOLISH THE UNIVERSITY?”