This Week in KU History
Friday, January 24, 1873
A writer in the Oread Gazette attacks KU Chancellor John Fraser and Professor Francis Snow for “neglecting their classes,” characterizes the Preparatory Department as being “something of a swindle,” and asserts that KU professors owe their students “an adequate return on their time and money.”
Saturday, January 24, 1942
The KU Endowment Association announces acquisition of the house that will become Jolliffe Hall, a building that will serve variously as a residence hall for undergraduate men and women, and be slathered in lime green paint for much of its existence.
Sunday, January 24, 1993
KU’s Spencer Museum of Art opens Les XX and the Belgian Avant-Garde, an exhibition showcasing the oeuvre of a group of late nineteenth century Belgian artists such as James Ensor and Felicien Rops.
Tuesday, January 25, 1921
Lawrence residents reportedly raise $30,000 for the KU Memorial Stadium fund in just three hours.
Saturday, January 25, 1986After beating 13th-ranked Louisville in the pre-season NIT, 7th-ranked KU meets them again in Allen Fieldhouse. After two quick fouls in the first 19 sec. benches Greg Dreiling for the rest of the half, he roars back in the 2nd half with 19 pts., and KU defeats the eventual National Champs a 2nd time.