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26 Rooms Riv Vu

July 28, 1939

The Summer Session Kansan announces that renovations are nearly complete on “The Outlook,” the new official KU chancellor’s residence – a willed gift from the recently deceased University benefactress Elizabeth Watkins.

Finger In The Dyche

November 30, 1932

After the state architect declares Dyche Hall structurally unsound, the Board of Regents closes KU’s Natural History Museum for a period that will end up lasting nine years.

Snow’s Day

June 8, 1930

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

KU’s “Fairy Godmother”

September 14, 1926

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.

Rising For The Fallen

April 30, 1926

A ceremony complete with military honor guard marks the laying of the cornerstone of the Kansas Memorial Union building.

Unitarian Utilitarianism

November 21, 1914

Lawrence widow Leonora Ricker Hollingbery dies, leaving a last will and testment that calls for the establishment of a low-cost residence for women that will become an ad-hoc addition to KU's student housing stock for more than two decades.