Why hasn’t the bell tower at the Campanile been ringing every 15 minutes like it has for years?
“The campanile chimes are not sounding because the tower is being cleaned. This is part of an overall effort to clean veteran’s memorials on campus,” said Jill Jess, associate director for news and media relations for Kansas University. She added the Campanile honors members of the university community and alumni who died in World War II. The Vietnam War Memorial at the top of Memorial Drive and two other markers also are being cleaned. “The cleaning is expected to be complete in the next week or so. The chimes will be back on after that,” Jess said.