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This Week in KU History

  • The KU basketball team, under coach "Phog" Allen, defeats Nebraska to win the first Missouri Valley Conference championship.
  • The men's Jayhawk Basketball team beats TCU 87-68 for a share of the Big 12 Conference championship. With their 13th title win they tie UCLA for the most consecutive conference championships in NCAA history.

  • KU physics and engineering professor, Lucien I. Blake, successfully transmits the first long distance ship-to-shore message using underwater wireless technology.

  • The University Debating society held its first formal debate. The debate topics included the establishment of a Parcels Post system and the creation of a uniform divorce law. President Milton Minor and VP Allen Wilbur presided over the 54 members of the group.

  • The KU Registrar, George O. Foster, releases a report showing that 31 percent of KU students are self-supporting.


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KU Today
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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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