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Like two hustling trains on parallel tracks, the University Archives and the University of Illinois Alumni Association have pursued their destinations side by side. Now, a new agreement will put the two entities on the same line in complementary missio …

In a year in which the University of Illinois gave a nod to history, it also heralded its historians. In June, as part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration, the campus accorded its highest honor— the Chancellor’s Medallion—to three men critical to safeg …

Bill Mischo, head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, assumed the position of interim university librarian on February 18. Mischo came highly recommended by Dean Wilkin. Former Provost Edward Feser agreed, saying, “Bill’s many terms …

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As a University of Illinois graduate student, Carla Barnwell had her own study carrel in the Main Library stacks—and she  relished the environment. “I loved being surrounded by books,” the retired biology teacher said. “It’s an environment that’s reall …

One thing that is special about our library is that for many people it becomes a key part of what it means to be a member of the scholarly community at Illinois.

— John P. Caughlin

BA, 1991