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A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014


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In the spring of 1910, seniors Clarence Foss Williams and Walter Elmer Ekblaw came up with the idea of a University “Homecoming” while sitting on the steps of the University YMCA, now known as Illini Hall. After months of planning, the first Homecoming weekend was held from October 14 to 16 in 191...