This Week in KU History
Thursday, January 13, 1916
As World War I rages in Europe, KU Chancellor Frank Strong publicly opposes the idea of instituting compulsory military training in American universities.
Tuesday, January 13, 1925
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.
Tuesday, January 13, 1976
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.
Wednesday, January 14, 1863
Newly elected Kansas Governor Thomas Carney encourages establishment of a state university during his inaugural address before the state legislature.
Friday, January 14, 1898
An electric pipe organ for the chapel of old Fraser becomes one of the first major acquisitions arranged by the KU Endowment Association.