KU First


Nov. 5, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 6

Ceremony to honor veterans
• Librarian to return as vice provost
H.O.P.E. award finalists selected
Monster on Mass
Capitol Steps to headline Dole political humor series
Student center renamed AAAC
Judicial review
Student housing proposes 2005-06 rate increases
Discount offered on women’s basketball tickets
Medical center names new leadership team
Retirement is end of era at KU
Retiree reception
Faculty members plan sabbaticals

‘Tunnel of Oppression’ to return

KU campaign nearing goal

KU employees of the month recognized
Liberal library
Family gives KU $4M

Showcase features device created at KU
School of Education receives gift
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Debate donation

In 1976, when KU junior Robert “Robin” Rowland and his debate partner, Frank Cross, snared the national debate championship, they added to the KU debate team’s enviable legacy, which now includes four national championships, 13 appearances in the final four and 36 consecutive shows in the National Debate Tournament. Today, as chair of KU’s Department of Communication Studies, Rowland is still helping the debate team achieve excellence. Two years ago, Rowland and Cross, now a professor at the University of Texas, teamed up to create the Cross-Rowland Debate Research Fund at KU Endowment Association. The fund helps students cover the cost of debate research. “When we were at KU, we thought we had better research than they did at Harvard,” Rowland said. “We want KU’s current teams to have the same opportunity.” Rowland’s gift counts toward KU First: Invest in Excellence. Earl Richardson/KU Endowment Association

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