Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • KU alum William Allen White, nationally renowned editor and publisher of the Emporia Gazette, pens his Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial in defense of free speech titled “To An Anxious Friend.”

  • 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.

  • The USA men's basketball team (featuring the Jayhawks) wins its fifth game in the Olympics against Chile by a score of 103-55. Clyde Lovellette scored 25.

  • The Jayhawk-laden Olympic basketball team defeats Brazil 57-53 and advances to the semi-finals of the 1952 Olympics. Clyde Lovellette scores 27.

  • The University announces that the “Men of 1011,” founders of the first semi-organized house for KU students, will move from their Indiana Street home into the original chancellor’s residence at 1345 Louisiana.


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