December 10, 1929: Count Felix von Luckner, also known as the "sea devil," gave a lecture sponsored by the Appleton Woman's Club in the Chapel. The Count was celebrated for waging war without taking any casualties by inviting the crew of a ship aboard his own ship the "Sea Eagle" before sinking his target.
December 11, 1923: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed in the Memorial Chapel.
December 14, 1928: President Wriston announced that all social events would be postponed until after the New Year due to an "epidemic" of bronchitis and severe colds.
December 14, 1939: President Barrows announced a $275,000 building project for the fraternity quadrangle which would include six buildings for the six fraternities on campus at the time.
December 15, 1937: In response to Japanese attacks in China, a "Peace group" at Lawrence began boycotting Japanese silk. The president of the group, Margaret Seip, also asked that students who supported the boycott should not date anyone who chose to wear silk socks or stockings.