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Illini Everywhere: Mexican Illini, Since 1884

Since at least 1884, Mexican students have been attending the University of Illinois. Some early Mexican Illini have included actors, chemical engineers, civil engineers, dancers, instructors, mining engineers, musicians, newspaper editors, professors, transfer students, and writers too. Read on to learn more about early Mexican Illini!

"al maestro y amigo con la admiración de siempre de Renato".
A book dedication from the author Renato Ignacio Rosaldo-Hernandez (B.A. Spanish, 1936, M.A. 1937, PhD 1942).

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Illini Everywhere: Egyptian Illinois Illini, Since 1905

Since 1905, there have been multiple student groups representing new Illini from south of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line also known as “Egyptian Illinois”. The Egyptians include many undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students who have contributed to the development of the State of Illinois. Read on to learn about Egyptian Illini!

Group Photo of 1908 Egyptian Club Members
Egyptian Club Group Photo from 1908 Illio, Page 315, found in Record Series 41/8/805.

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