The Daily Illini

Altgeld Chimes Fundraisers

By Connor Kennedy

September 26, 2015

Students held a fundraiser on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a $1 to $2 donation, the Altgeld bells became a jukebox and those that donated were able to request a song....

Illinois basketball still clinging to NCAA tournament hopes

Illinois basketball still clinging to NCAA tournament hopes

By Sean Neumann

March 3, 2015

The Illini men’s basketball team has just two games left to make a final push to the NCAA tournament.  Trying to avoid back-to-back trips to the NIT, Illinois looks to close out the season with back-to-back wins against Nebraska and Purdue this week. The Illini lost to Nebraska in mid-January in one ...

Chiming Holiday Greetings

Chiming Holiday Greetings

By Saher Khan

December 9, 2014

The sounds of Altgeld Hall’s bells are an all too familiar sound across the Main Quad. On Monday, Chancellor Wise sent out a video reminding campus that those spirited tunes are not automated, but the workings of the University’s chimes players. Tucked inside a cozy room at the top of Altgeld Hall Tower,...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

By Josh Cain

November 10, 2014

While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

August 22, 2014

Unlike the current model of a registered student organization fair, the first Quad Day was an all-day event that featured a rock concert, talent show and other festivities that lasted until 1 a.m. On Friday, Sept. 10, 1971, the first Quad Day took root in the midst of “great social upheaval” on ...

Champaign-Urbana and the University: An abbreviated history

Champaign-Urbana and the University: An abbreviated history

May 28, 2014

You’re stepping foot on unfamiliar land — land that you know close to nothing about.  That never happened to me, I grew up in Central Illinois. I’m comfortable here. The corn, the history, the people — I’ve known it all and loved it all for my whole life. I know close to everything there is...