October 22, 1963: The consolidation between Lawrence College and Milwaukee-Downer College was announced and dominated the headlines in both Milwaukee and Appleton.
October 23, 1851: The first recorded debate for the men's literary society, the Amphictyon Association, was held, on the subject: "Resolved that from the signs of the times we have reason to expect a dissolution of the union."
October 24, 1991: The dedication ceremony for Shattuck Hall was held.
October 25, 1961: Folk singer Joan Baez performed in the Memorial Chapel.
October 26, 1911: President William Howard Taft spoke to a huge crowd from the steps of Main Hall.
October 26, 1968: Jason Downer Commons (now Alice G. Chapman Hall) was formally dedicated.
October 26, 2013: Lawrence University's sixteenth president, Mark Burstein, was installed.
October 27, 1898: A disastrous fire nearly destroyed the almost-completed Stephenson Hall of Science. Newspapers reported that Ormsby and Main Halls were saved from burning by "a squad of students on the roofs."
October 27, 1961: Cornerstone and dedication ceremony for Plantz Hall.
October 27, 1967: Kohler Hall was dedicated.
October 27, 1968: A peace march with more than 400 participants, organized by Lawrence students, proceeded down College Avenue from Locust Street to Stansbury Theatre.
October 28, 1944: Nathan Pusey was installed as Lawrence University's tenth president.