May 2, 1961: Ella Fitzgerald perfomed at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, drawing a full crowd.
May 2, 2002: A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Hiett Hall.
May 3, 1987: The folk rock music duo Indigo Girls performed in the Memorial Union coffeehouse.
May 3, 1866: Frederick Douglass delivered an address entitled "The Asssassination and Its Lessons" in the chapel of Main Hall.
May 4, 1970: Lawrence students marched down College Avenue protesting both the deaths of four students who were killed at Kent State and President Nixon's war efforts in Cambodia.
May 5, 2005: The installation ceremony for Lawrence University's fifteenth president, Jill Beck, was held.
May 8, 1945: President Nathan Pusey announced that a new curriculum for freshmen, Freshman Studies, would begin the following fall.