blog postsWhat did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am2 views The handbook allowed Illini to plan which class dance they’d attend, pencil in a class schedules and check guidelines on curfew. (Yes, there was a residence hall curfew.)UI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipThe Snoot Boot, college craze of the 60s, started in Illinois' Busey HallJan 14, 2016 11:00 am36 views The inventors were photographed for Life magazine and featured on Chicago’s WLS Radio Station after knitting one for popular DJ Dick Biondi, who in turn promised to give a plug to the “nostril hostels.”George Huff: Transitioning the Illini into a respected powerJul 17, 2019 8:00 am0 views Part two of three: The story of George Huff and his influence on U of I history. He grew from a strapping farm boy into a dominating athlete, then into a strategically talented coach annd visionary administrator.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved U of I historyJun 23, 2017 8:00 am2 views The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest campus honor, having been awarded just six times since it was first presented in 1999.A rich trove: Roger Ebert at the University of IllinoisApr 21, 2017 10:30 am0 views Roger Ebert was not a typical University of Illinois student. His time here laid a foundation for his future, as they do for most students. But, unlike most students, they also shaped the university.America's first sports psychologist was an Illinois professorNov 2, 2016 2:30 pm24 views In 1938, Chicago Cubs owner P. K. Wrigley hired experimental psychologist Coleman Griffith — and didn’t listen to a thing he said.