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Eaton Hall
1520 W. 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045

This building in the engineering complex was dedicated Oct. 17, 2003, and named for major donor Robert J. Eaton, a 1963 alumnus and retired chair of DaimlerChrysler AG. Eaton donated $5 million for the project, about one-third of the cost of the 80,000-square-foot hall, which was funded entirely through private donations. It was designed by Gould Evans Associates of Lawrence and is connected by an enclosed walkway to Learned Hall.

Ekdahl Dining Commons
1530 Engel Road Lawrence
Lawrence, KS 66045

Opened in 1983 and known as “Mrs. E’s,” it was named in 1993 for Lenoir D. Ekdahl, director of residence-hall food service for 35 years before her retirement in 1989. The three-level dining area for the 3,300 students in residence halls adjoins Lewis Hall on Daisy Hill; it features food-court style service and seats more than 700 diners.

Ellsworth Residence Hall
1734 Engel Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Built in 1963 as a men’s hall, it is named for Fred Ellsworth, a 1922 journalism alumnus who from 1924 to 1963 was secretary of the Alumni Association and editor of its Graduate Magazine. Remodeled in 2002-03, it houses about 580 men and women in two-person rooms, suites and studios.

580 men and women​

KU Endowment Building
1891 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047

KU Endowment, established in 1891, was the first foundation of its kind at a U.S. public university, and it remains one of the largest. It is independent and nonprofit and is the official fund-raising and fund-management organization for KU; it oversees gifts, bequests, endowments, property and other assets for the university.

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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
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46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times