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  • Deane W. Malott is inaugurated as KU’s eighth chancellor, becoming the first alumnus and native Kansan to lead the University.
  • 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.
  • The University celebrates Armistice Day by formally dedicating Memorial Stadium, built to honor the 130 KU students and alumni who gave their lives in World War I.
  • Eight KU professors establish the University’s chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society, the first west of the Mississippi and the 31st nationwide.
  • More than six years after breaking Jim Thorpe’s decathlon record, James Bausch – KU football, basketball, and track star extraordinaire – makes an unexpected visit to his alma mater.
Eight KU professors establish the University’s chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society, the first west of the Mississippi and the 31st nationwide.
The University celebrates Armistice Day by formally dedicating Memorial Stadium, built to honor the 130 KU students and alumni who gave their lives in World War I.
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.”
KFKU, the University’s first radio station, makes its inaugural broadcast.
A ceremony complete with military honor guard marks the laying of the cornerstone of the Kansas Memorial Union building.
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.
Watkins Memorial Hospital is officially opened in what is now present-day Twente Hall.  
Kansas Representative William H. Blount convenes a hearing in Topeka to investigate racial discrimination at the University of Kansas, with particular focus on the Medical School’s exclusionary practices that prevent African American students from completing medical degrees at KU.
Under pressure from civil rights leaders and Kansas Governor Walter Huxman, the Kansas Board of Regents votes to prohibit the de facto practices that had prevented African American students from completing their medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
More than six years after breaking Jim Thorpe’s decathlon record, James Bausch – KU football, basketball, and track star extraordinaire – makes an unexpected visit to his alma mater.
Deane W. Malott is inaugurated as KU’s eighth chancellor, becoming the first alumnus and native Kansan to lead the University.
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.
After obtaining a federal priority rating by agreeing that Lindley Hall would “assume defense tasks” for the duration of World War II, KU begins work on the construction of its new mineral industries building.
The School of Nursing is established as a co-equal academic unit of the KU Medical Center
Spooner Hall, the oldest continuously used academic building on the campus of the University of Kansas, marks its one-hundredth anniversary.
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