The Daily Illini

UI alumni reflect on their time on campus

By Christina Oehler

October 20, 2014

The University of Illinois is known for many of its iconic characteristics: its strong engineering program, the Alma Mater and the deep history of the reputable school amid the cornfields. Yet among all of these things that make Illinois so unique, one of its characteristics that may be often overlo...

Once an Illini, Always an Illini

Once an Illini, Always an Illini

October 20, 2014

Besides being a prestigious institution with a prominent social scene, the University provides students with something even greater – the resources they need to continue learning even after they graduate. In honor of Homecoming Week, The Daily Illini spoke with Richard McMenamin, a graduate from the Cl...

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014

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...