Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • First issue of The Dove, a purportedly “radical” student newspaper generally printed on pink paper, makes its campus debut.

  • The Observer of Nature, KU’s first serious student publication, issues its premiere edition.

  • Dr. Hilden Gibson, a popular political science professor and strong supporter of KU’s cooperative housing movement, unexpectedly passes away, inspiring the men of 1614 Kentucky Street to name their co-op in his honor.

  • The School of Nursing is established as a co-equal academic unit of the KU Medical Center

  • Joining elite company, Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self was chosen for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Hall announced Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona.


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