Monthly Archives: October 2016

Illini Everywhere: Turkish Illini, Since 1920

Since at least 1920, Turkish students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Turkish Illini have included accountants, anthropologists, architects, business administrators, chemists, civil engineers, computer scientists, economists, educational researchers, electrical and computer engineers, food scientists, materials scientists, mathematicians, mechanical engineers, musicians, political scientists, soldiers, swimmers, and teachers. Read on to learn more about […]

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Illini Everywhere: Indonesian Illini, Since 1921

Since at least 1921, Indonesian students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Indonesian Illini have included accountants, architects, artists, botanists, chemists, economists, educators, electrical engineers, entomologists, food scientists, geologists, mathematicians, statisticians, and zoologists too. Read on to learn more about early Indonesian Illini!

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New in the Archives: The Scrapbooks of Miriam Backs

Marissa Krein is a graduate student at the School of Information Science. She is currently completing a practicum at the Student Life and Culture Archives.¬† The Student Life and Culture Archives recently received four scrapbooks from the family of Miriam Backs chronicling her years as a student at the University of Illinois. Miriam¬†Carolyn Backs was […]

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Illini Everywhere: Bulgarian Illini, Since 1912

Since, at least, 1912, Bulgarian students have attending the University of Illinois. In fact, some Bulgarian Illini remained in the United States and greatly contributed to the development of their new home. From chemistry to metallurgy, philately to engineering, violin performance to electrical engineering, to name a few fields, Bulgarian Illini have distinguished themselves everywhere. […]

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