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Vietnam Era

Lorenzo The Magnificent

April 27, 1973

In the first of two stunts that would enter into campus legend, KU art student Dan Wessel, who preferred to be known as “The Great Wesselini” and similar monikers, attempts to fly his homemade glider over Memorial Stadium by rolling down a 32-foot ramp north of the Campanile.

The Queen Is Dead

November 7, 1969

In what will be the final crowning of a Homecoming Queen, KU awards the tiara to Janet Merrick, a senior from Johnson County.

Prelude To Disorder

May 9, 1969

Student anti-war protestors disrupt and ultimately force the cancellation of the Chancellor’s Review of KU’s ROTC department.