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The value of the James Scholar cord

The value of the James Scholar cord

December 8, 2014

Every year, the audience at graduation goes silent as “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.” begins to play. Among the sea of blue gowns, the distinguished cords of James Scholars pop against the standard academic dress. It’s an honors program meant to recognize the top students within their class....

Alumnus donates $3 million to State Farm Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 31, 2014

The State Farm Center received a $3 million donation from 1960 graduate and former basketball player Mannie Jackson. As part of the renovation of State Farm Center, the donation will support the new Mannie L. Jackson University of Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, according to a press release. The ha...