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This Week in KU History

  • The Summer Session Kansan reports that the Sleepy Hollow women's residence hall will become the new home of the Don Henry Co-op.

  • Floyd Temple, head baseball coach at KU from 1954 through 1981, passed away on June 29, 2012.

  • After leading the University through difficult times during the depression, Chancellor Lindley stepped down from the University's top position and embarked on a much-needed vacation to the Far East. He never made it home alive. He died on August 21, 1940 and was buried at sea.

  • The Kansas Board of Regents votes to accept a $75,000 gift from Elizabeth M. Watkins for the construction of the first KU residence hall for self-supporting women undergraduates.

  • Pharmacology professor Dr. W. Clarke Wescoe becomes dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and director of the KU Medical Center, ushering in a period of “momentous change and daring innovation” at 39th and Rainbow Boulevard.


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