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This Week in KU History

  • Bernard "Poco" Frazier wins the 2-mile run at the Big 6 indoor track meet while KU placed 3rd overall. Multi-talented Frazier is also known for creating the bas-relief sculptures of engineers at the entrance of Lindley Hall, and the bronze doors of the Memorial Campanile.
  • Dedication of KU’s Allen Field House takes place on the night of the Jayhawks’ only home conference victory of the 1954-55 season.

  • With American entry into World War I appearing increasingly likely, the KU faculty wires President Woodrow Wilson with an assurance of “their unqualified support in any measure taken to preserve the honor and integrity of the United States.”

  • A new Business, Engineering, Sciences and Technology (BEST) Building opens on the Edwards Campus. The 75,000 sq. foot building cost $25 million to construct.
  • Ben McLemore scores a freshman record 36 points in a win against West Virginia in Allen Field House. McLemore's total broke the 35 point record set by Danny Manning on the same date in 1985 in a contest with Oklahoma State. (image: Tara Bryant/KANSAN)


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