The quest for parking on campus was a long-standing issue for students. Which makes it kind of funny to learn that for years the Administration had been ‘estimating’ the number of parking spaces available and when they finally did a survey discovering they had more parking than they thought they did!
Students used to take some of the serving trays from the Student Center cafeteria and use them as sleds when it snowed. In this picture from the late 1970’s or early 1980’s a group of female students have linked themselves together to sled down Cherry Street hill.
Some may not know that Cherry Hall was constructed as the first Residence Hall on campus. In the beginning it was a men only residence hall then need for a place for female students to live on campus caused the top floor of the building to be converted to a women’s hall. The women’s area was sectioned off behind locked doors in those early years and there were few co-ed spaces in the hall. The men, wishing to protest the lack of a co-ed lounge area, subsequently staged a rite of passage (that has thankfully passed away) in protest…. the “Panty Raid”….
Over the years UKC had more than its fair share of famous guests, visitors, and performers. Witness this front page of the U News from 1949 when actor/comedian Bob Hope recorded a performance of his show at the university…
Many students have probably been frustrated at one time or another in their search for affordable housing off-campus. One student in 1948, however, took his search for a place to live to new heights… literally!