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40 years ago: Registrar reports enrollment drop at KU

March 1, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 1, 1973:

  • Final Kansas University spring enrollment figures released today showed a drop of 1,049 students between fall and spring semester, as well as a decrease of 90 students compared to last spring. According to registrar William Kelly, a total of 19,026 students were attending KU this semester, including 17,526 at the Lawrence campus and 1,500 at the Medical Center campus in Kansas City. Chancellor Raymond Nichols said that the decreases were expected and that the financial impact, if any, would be minor.
  • Students at Haskell Indian Junior College, interviewed today about the events transpiring at Wounded Knee, S.D., were aware of the incident, but many seemed uncertain of the reasons it came about. About 200 Native Americans from the American Indian Movement had taken over the small community and were as of this date still holding about 10 hostages. Carter Camp, a former Haskell student who was a spokesman for the group at Wounded Knee, said, "It is symbolic that we have seized Wounded Knee and there is a definite threat that another massacre could occur here. We are not going to give up without a fight." South Dakota's two senators, George McGovern and James Abourezk, had arrived today in their home state in an effort to bring an end to the siege.

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