Category Archives: University Trivia

Illini Everywhere: Japanese and Illinois Baseball, 1911-1931

For over twenty years, from 1911 through 1931, Japanese university baseball teams came to schools like Illinois (and our peers across the U.S.) for friendly competitions and international community building through baseball. Over the course of two decades, many Japanese athletes, coaches, educators, writers, and future baseball legends would include Illinois in their successive U.S […]

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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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Illini Everywhere: Taiwanese Illini, Since 1922

Since at least 1922, Taiwanese students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Taiwanese Illini have included athletes, chemical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, food scientists, home economists, mathematicians, mechanical engineers, musicians, poets, sociologists, and student leaders too. Read on to learn more about early Taiwanese Illini!

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Illini Everywhere: Hong Kong Illini, Since 1916

Since at least 1916, students from Hong Kong have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Hong Kong Illini have included agriculturalists, architects, agricultural engineers, business administrators, ceramic engineers, chemists, chemical engineers, civil engineers, dieticians, economists, electrical engineers, future medical doctors, historians, home economists, engineering physicists, mathematicians, microbiologists, student leaders, teachers, writers, and zoologists too. […]

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Illini Everywhere: Chinese Illini, 1928-1948

Since at least 1906, Chinese students have been attending the University of Illinois. During the third and fourth decades of Chinese Illini enrollment, a great many more Chinese students would choose Illinois to study. Read on to learn more about early Chinese Illini!

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