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40 years ago: KU Chancellor says campus mood is calm despite recent events

December 8, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 8, 1970:

  • Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers said that the mood of the campus was calm, not tense, despite recent developments such as the shooting of a student and a call for a strike. Black faculty and students were reported to be on strike seeking the reinstatement of Gary Jackson, a former assistant to the dean of men, or a satisfactory explanation for his dismissal the previous summer. At about 1:30 p.m., roughly 100 young people marched along Jayhawk Boulevard, chanting as they marched and spray-painting passing city buses and a Southwestern Bell truck. No arrests appeared to have been made.
  • A 27-year-old man from Las Vegas, Nev., had entered the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house, 1911 Stewart Ave., and had stolen two billfolds and some cash before members saw the intruder and pursued him as he ran from the building. TKE members asked a police officer on routine patrol to help stop the intruder, who was later arrested in North Lawrence and brought to the Douglas County Jail.

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