This Week In WUSTL History

Sept. 8, 1856
Classes began in Academic Hall, the University’s first building at its original downtown campus.

Sept. 8, 1999
Disability rights activist Ted Kennedy Jr. gave the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Lecture in Public Policy, titled “Facing the Challenge: Disabilities, Health Care and Civil Rights.”

Sept. 10, 1986
Public intellectual and PBS documentary maker Bill Moyers spoke in Graham Chapel. Moyers was deputy director of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy, press secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson and later, publisher of Newsday.

This feature will be included in each 2003-04 issue of the Record in observance of Washington University’s 150th anniversary.