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Raymond Nichols

Cut The Caps

September 29, 1944

Forty World War II veterans, enrolled as freshmen at KU, refuse to don “freshman caps,” thus marking the beginning of the end of this controversial, decades-old tradition.

Eight Is Enough

April 2, 1890

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.