Monthly Archives: November 2015

Beckoning Forward: The Extraordinary Life of Carlos Montezuma

In 1871, a group of Pimas took a young Yavapai boy named Wassaja captive. From there, he would begin on a journey that would eventually lead him to Urbana, Illinois. Political activist, writer, physician, and the first Native American graduate of the University of Illinois, his legacy¬†is far-reaching. Wassaja, a term that could be translated […]

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Cosmopolitan Club Postcards

The Cosmopolitan Club was founded in 1907, making it the oldest international student organization on the University of Illinois campus. The purpose of the club was to cultivate social and intellectual relationships between persons of different nationalities though a variety of activities and services. These activities included ethnic dinners, international coffee hours, parties, and various […]

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