Campus Features

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The Origins of Homecoming

Author: John Franch, University Archives (2005)

Published Date:October 20, 2014

Since 1910 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has claimed to be the originator of Homecoming. Is it true? The answer is complicated.

Published Date: October 20, 2014


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Student Sustainable Farm: More than a farm stand

Author: Kelsey Gould

Published Date:October 9, 2014

Having a student farm isn’t what distinguishes the University of Illinois from its peers. Many institutions across the country have some version of a student farm. It’s the multi-disciplinary collaborations that make Illinois’ farm a real agricultural gem.

Published Date: October 9, 2014


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To remember college days, hit play

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:August 15, 2014

University of Illinois theatre professor Lisa Dixon prepares to address new students at Convocation on August 22. Her speech, Mix-tape 2018, will feature a variety of music.

Published Date: August 15, 2014


Windows at work help you sleep at home

Published Date:August 11, 2014

An office with a window can improve your sleep and your quality of life, according to a new study co-authored by Mohamed Boubekri, a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 11, 2014


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For Whom the Bells Toll

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:July 11, 2014

Sue Wood, a former analytical chemist with a Ph.D. in plant pathology, has been playing the chimes in Alteld Hall's bell tower for 43 years.

Published Date: July 11, 2014


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A trip to space from two perspectives

Published Date:May 9, 2014

Events surrounding 2014 Commencement exercises on the weekend of May 16 - 18, 2014, include opportunities to hear from both Col. Mike Hopkins and his wife, Julie.

Published Date: May 9, 2014


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ACES students 'pay it forward'

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:May 6, 2014

The brainchild of ACES’ student advancement committee, the month-long “I Pay It Forward: Students Supporting Students” campaign hoped to provide at least one scholarship funded by student donations, according to ACES associate director of advancement Stacey Cole. They got more than 1,100 donors – the majority of whom were fellow Illinois students – and raised about $15,000 in 30 days to support need-based scholarships for agriculture students.

Published Date: May 6, 2014


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Brothers on Broadway

Published Date:April 17, 2014

These two brothers, both University of Illinois alumni, are starring in current Broadway shows – Brandon as Martin Luther King Jr. in “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston, and Jason opposite Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Published Date: April 17, 2014


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Cricket on the South Quad

Author: Meaghan Downs

Published Date:April 16, 2014

From Illinois to Pakistan, popular sport brings students, staff together through campus cricket club.

Published Date: April 16, 2014


Chancellor Wise seals the time capsule

Alma Mater Time Capsule Contents

Author: Joel Steinfeldt

Published Date:April 3, 2014

A list of items included in the Alma Mater time capsule.

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Published Date: April 3, 2014