Category Archives: University Trivia

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: 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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Illini Everywhere: Romanian Illini, Since 1905

Since at least 1905, Romanian students have been attending the University of Illinois. Early Romanian Illini have included agronomists, architects, authors, editors, electrical engineers, medical doctors, multilingual scholars, musicians, and writers too. Read on to learn more about early Romanian Illini!

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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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