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Dole Institute awards congressional history prize to state students

LAWRENCE – The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at KU’s Dole Institute of Politics honored three projects with the 2020 Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize for this year’s Kansas History Day State Contest. The event was judged in April 2020 virtually with the theme “Breaking Barriers.” “History Day competition is a […]

75th anniversary of V-E Day

“The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945.” Seventy-five years ago this week, General Dwight D. Eisenhower sent this official word to the joint leaders of British and American military in the wee hours of May 7, bringing American military engagement in Europe to an end after three […]

Deadlines for scholarships, contests, extended

Four of the Dole Institute’s opportunities for students have had their deadlines extended due to the coronavirus crisis. Please visit the pages listed below for further details. Civic Engagement Essay Contest Dole Internship Assistance Program Robert Hemenway Public Service Award Robert J. Dole Service to Country Award

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