Author Archives: Caitlin Stamm

Registration Day

Now that we’re getting ready to go back to classes, it’s a good time to make sure your schedule is finalized and ready to go. We may think that using U of I’s Banner system is a bit of a hassle, but it’s much simpler than the system students of the past had to use! Registering […]

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The Gizz Kids: Athletics for Students with Disabilities

The Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) records have been made available due to the generous support of B. Joseph White and the President’s office. DRES records were processed and selectively digitized for online exhibition in 2008-2009. The Gizz Kids program was created in 1948 by Timothy Nugent and was run by the service fraternity Delta Sigma […]

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The Founding of Disability Resources at the U of I

This month commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which ensures and protects the civil rights of people with physical and mental disabilities. In honor of this important legislation, we are celebrating the work of Illinois’s Disabilities Rehabilition-Education Services (DRES). The records that the U of I Archives holds on […]

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Found in the Archives: The Most Popular Girl in School

From the 1915 Illio

Since its inception, the U of I has been home to many illustrious awards and award-winners. One of the more unique titles, though, was awarded to an Illinois student one hundred years ago. In April 1914, the Chicago Sunday Tribune named ten girls “The Most Popular Girls in College.” The girls selected represented schools from across the […]

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Campus Memories: Boneyard Creek

“Through the shady Arboretum,/ By the Balm of Gilead tree,/ gently flows the Bone-yard/On its journey to the sea./ In the summer, little violets/ ‘Midst the greenest mosses bloom,/ And their sweetest fragrance mingles/ With the Bone-yard’s own perfume.“[1] While there are many aspects of life as a U of I student that have remained the same throughout the years, one […]

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