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John Fraser

One Year At A Time

September 8, 1880

The first six students enrolled in KU’s one-year “Preparatory Medical Course” begin classes on Mount Oread.

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.

“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."