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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...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

By Mara Shapiro

April 28, 2014

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect how we were treated as well as we were here,” Kleiner said. “Seniors made the effort. The olde...

Campus Tunnels: An Underground World of Connections

Campus Tunnels: An Underground World of Connections

By Bridget Hynes

March 11, 2014

Clip-clop. Clip-clop. The shoes of Bethany Cutts, assistant professor in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, hit the ground and reverberated through the tunnel, the echo bouncing off its cold, gray walls.  Companions were few and far between as Cutts walked from Bevier Hall to Turner Hall in an underground t...

MTD rerouting service on Thursday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 16, 2014

Champaign-Urbana MTD is rerouting service on First Street starting Thursday. The reroute is due to utility work on First Street between Peabody Drive and Gregory Drive and is expected to last three months. Reroute details are as follows: 1N Yellow/YELLOWhopper-Lot E-14 to Oak Street to Gregory Drive...