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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...

Dairy farm cow continues the tradition of Illini Nellie family

Dairy farm cow continues the tradition of Illini Nellie family

By Annabeth Carlson

April 20, 2014

A marked boulder lies on the lawn of the University’s Purebred Dairy Barn. Most days, hundreds of pedestrians and commuters unknowingly pass by the stone outside the Illinois Dairy Farm. But when a Brown Swiss cow posed next to it for a picture on April 13, she was standing beside the gravestone of ...