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This Week in KU History

  • As World War I rages in Europe, KU Chancellor Frank Strong publicly opposes the idea of instituting compulsory military training in American universities.

  • After having been fired less than 3 weeks earlier by outgoing Kansas Gov. Jonathan Davis, Chancellor Lindley is formally reinstated at the behest of new governor, Ben Paulen.

  • KU acquires Landscape With Four Trees, a 1920 oil painting by Swedish-born artist Birger Sandzen, who painted scores of landscapes from his studio in Lindsborg, Kansas from 1894 through 1946.

  • Newly elected Kansas Governor Thomas Carney encourages establishment of a state university during his inaugural address before the state legislature.

  • An electric pipe organ for the chapel of old Fraser becomes one of the first major acquisitions arranged by the KU Endowment Association.

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