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Illini Everywhere: Ugandan Illini, Since 1964

Since at least 1964, Ugandan students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Ugandan Illini have included agricultural economists, educators, engineers, food scientists, lawyers, librarians, student leaders, university faculty, and women’s studies scholars too. Read on to learn more about early Ugandan Illini!

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Illini Everywhere: Jamaican Illini, Since 1914

Since at least 1914, Jamaican students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Jamaican Illini have included architects, athletes, attorneys, aviators, chemical engineers, chemists, civil engineers, coaches, dentists, entrepreneurs, home economists, instructors, medical doctors, physical educators, and politicians too. Read on to learn about early Jamaican Illini!

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Illini Everywhere: Puerto Rican Illini, Since 1908

Since at least 1908, Puerto Rican students have been attending the University of Illinois. Some early Puerto Rican Illini have included actors, civil engineers, dancers, educators, lecturers, librarians, literary critics, mechanical engineers, medical doctors, municipal and sanitary engineers, musicians, student leaders, translators, university professors, and writers too. Read on to learn more about early Puerto […]

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The “Wind, Motion, and Freedom” of Lillian Gatlin, UIUC’s Pioneering Aviatrix

This guest post was written by Nathan Tye. Nathan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Illinois and the Assistant Book Review Editor of Middle West Review. The early history of aviation is filled with pioneers and “firsts” whose accomplishments were quickly overshadowed by more impressive feats. Lillian Gatlin, […]

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Reflections on Opening Day 150 years Ago – 2 March 1868

Gregory Behle, Professor at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, and kick-off presenter of the Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, March 2, 2017, authored this post at the request of the Student Life and Culture Archives to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first day of class.  Behle’s research focuses on accessibility, student life, and campus […]

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