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President Obama visit canceled

Wed, 04/17/2013

LAWRENCE – President Barack Obama has canceled his April 19 event at the University of Kansas, in light of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the White House announced Monday.
 
“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of this horrible tragedy. While we are disappointed that President Obama will not be on campus, a catastrophe of this type clearly takes precedence,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “It was an honor to have been chosen to host the president, and we hope to do so another time.”



Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History

Catch @KUtheatre and @MusicKU 's "The Marriage of Figaro" today at 2:30 pm at Murphy Hall. http://t.co/oyvsEwc81n http://t.co/9sx7tEhvyg


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