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Natural Observer

April 1, 1874

The Observer of Nature, KU’s first serious student publication, issues its premiere edition.

Keeping Beauty

August 5, 1997

KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway adds the final touches to the University’s campus plan.

Jayhawk Jubilee

September 12, 1996

A parade is held in honor of Harold “Hal” Sandy, creator of the smiling Jayhawk, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his version of the Jayhawk, which has served as the University’s mascot since 1946.

Budig At The Bat

August 1, 1994

Team owners of Major League Baseball announce that they have chosen KU Chancellor Gene A. Budig to become the seventh president of the American League.

Prelude To Disorder

May 9, 1969

Student anti-war protestors disrupt and ultimately force the cancellation of the Chancellor’s Review of KU’s ROTC department.

“The Country And Our State Are Looking To Us”

July 1, 1952

Pharmacology professor Dr. W. Clarke Wescoe becomes dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and director of the KU Medical Center, ushering in a period of “momentous change and daring innovation” at 39th and Rainbow Boulevard.

The Chancellor Of Firsts

September 22, 1939

Deane W. Malott is inaugurated as KU’s eighth chancellor, becoming the first alumnus and native Kansan to lead the University.

26 Rooms Riv Vu

July 28, 1939

The Summer Session Kansan announces that renovations are nearly complete on “The Outlook,” the new official KU chancellor’s residence – a willed gift from the recently deceased University benefactress Elizabeth Watkins.

Prairie Tales

June 4, 1932

KU's Prairie Acre is formally set aside to “preserve Nature’s sweet fashion of making Her own garden.”

Chancellor Strong’s About-Face

May 4, 1917

Shortly after the United States formally enters the First World War, KU Chancellor Frank Strong speaks on “Mobilization at the University” before the National Council of Defense in Washington, DC.