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June

Our Weekly Reader

June 3, 1895

After nearly twenty years of short-lived niche publications of uneven quality, a student-run newspaper, the Kansas University Weekly, emerges with the “official approval and support of the University.”

Prairie Tales

June 4, 1932

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

“The Best That Could Then Be Had”

June 6, 1872

The Fort Scott Daily Monitor glowingly describes KU's new University Hall (later Fraser Hall), asserting "There is no structure on the American continent … equal to this in size or surpassing it in adaptness for the purposes of higher education."

Women Of The (Early) Years

June 6, 1906

Mildred Curtis and Melvia Avery (above) become the first of twelve women to be graduated from the KU School of Medicine between 1906-1920.

Snow’s Day

June 8, 1930

Present-day Snow Hall is dedicated, replacing the original Snow Hall that had fallen into disrepair.

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.

Templin On The Mount

June 10, 1940

University Chancellor Deane W. Malott announces that a recently acquired mansion being transformed into a men’s scholarship hall will be named in honor of Olin Templin, longtime KU administrator and professor.

Lady First

June 11, 1873

Twenty-three year old Flora Richardson delivers KU's first valedictory address on her way to becoming the University's first female graduate.

Go With The Overflow

June 12, 1951

The Summer Session Kansan reports that a wood-frame house at 1115 Louisiana Street, recently acquired by the University of Kansas for use as a women’s dormitory, will be named in honor of the late Frank Hodder, a longtime KU history professor and the original owner of the home.

Fahrenheit 53,000

June 15, 1991

Lightning strikes Hoch Auditorium, causing a fire that reduces the 64-year-old campus landmark to ruins in less than four hours.

Go Your Own Way

June 16, 1875

KU Chancellor James Marvin gives his inaugural address, urging American universities to chart a different educational course from their European counterparts.

“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.

“An Old Friend”

June 26, 1940

KU begins renovations that will transform the former official chancellor’s residence at 1345 Louisiana Street into a men’s scholarship dormitory known as Carruth Hall.

Hollow Be Thy Name

June 29, 1948

The Summer Session Kansan reports that the Sleepy Hollow women's residence hall will become the new home of the Don Henry Co-op.