Monthly Archives: September 2016

Illini Everywhere: Mexican Illini, Since 1884

"Al maestro y amigo con la admiraciĆ³n de siempre de Renato".

Since at least 1884, Mexican students have been attending the University of Illinois. They have included civil, mining, and chemical engineers, musicians, newspaper editors, transfer students, dancers, actors, instructors, professors, and writers. Mexican Illini have had a long history of outreaching to inform the campus of Mexican culture and society, while also excelling in their […]

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University Hall (1871-1938)

The Second Floor Plan of University Hall with Classrooms Labeled.

The turn of the century Illinois campus featured three towers along Green Street (seen above). While Altgeld Hall remains today, its two-towered peer building is gone. On Wednesday, September 13, 1871 the cornerstone was laid for the new multiple purpose University building later known as “University Hall”. The formal dedication was Wednesday, December 10, 1873, […]

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Illini Everywhere: Egyptian Illinois Illini, Since 1905

Group Photo of 1908 Egyptian Club Members

Since 1905, there have been multiple student groups representing new Illini from south of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line also known as “Egyptian Illinois”. The Egyptians include many undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students who have contributed to the development of the State of Illinois. Read on to learn about Egyptian Illini!

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