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William Allen White

Yellow Fellow

January 19, 1910

KU hosts the first annual National Conference of Schools of Journalism, featuring a keynote address by Arthur Brisbane, chief editorial writer for the Hearst newspaper chain.

Carrie Watson

Madam Librarian

March 29, 1972

KU celebrates Carrie Watson Day, honoring the University’s first and longest-serving professional librarian.

Lost And Found

May 26, 1953

The KU Endowment Association acquires Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence’s first burial ground, after Chancellor Franklin Murphy and his daughters stumble upon the neglected site.

Among Friends

July 27, 1922

KU alum William Allen White, nationally renowned editor and publisher of the Emporia Gazette, pens his Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial in defense of free speech titled “To An Anxious Friend.”

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.

A Swell Yell

May 21, 1886

Professor Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey first proposes the cheer that will evolve into the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, K.U.” yell.