Archive for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

100 years ago: KU beginning to draw students from around the globe

December 23, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 23, 1909: Kansas University is beginning to draw students from around the globe. Two students from Bulgaria are now studying mining engineering and plan to return to their native land when they are finished. Bulgaria has many mining veins in the mountains and they say they plan to help develop those resources. More foreign students are sure to come in the months and years ahead due to KU’s reputation for education in many fields. . . . The state dairy commissioner was in Lawrence again today to get new milk samples from the restaurants and hotels here. He says much of the milk being produced and sold here is not healthy and that major changes have to be made, for residents and hotel-cafe operators. . . . Rev. H.E. Wilhite, an evangelist of the Christian Church, returned here this morning with a well-developed case of smallpox, which he contracted while in Oregon. He contracted the disease while holding a revival meeting and has come home a very sick man.

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