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Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Old home town - 25 and 40 years ago today

April 30, 2003

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IN 1978

A group marching to Washington to protest federal treatment of American Indians passed through Lawrence after camping earlier at Perry Lake. Officials with the march said it was time more effort was made to abolish federal apathy about the general plight of American Indians.

Kansas University was "paying too much lip service to programs designed to deal with race and sex discrimination and not giving enough solid support." So said Vicki Hamer, the outgoing associate director for Kansas University's Office of Affirmative Action. She had resigned to take a faculty appointment at the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley.

IN 1963

Gov. John Anderson said requested salary increases of 12 percent for professors and associate professors at state universities and colleges in Kansas were too high. The Kansas Board of Regents had made the request to make state schools more competitive for faculty and staff talent.

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