Caption: Student Regulations - Undergraduates - 1961
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The I ni\ \ Illinois la the 1 and-Grant institution of the state <n lllin. Its 1 enmpi is .it I rbana Champaign, and it professional colleges Med 1 ntistry, Pharnw and Nursing in the west side Medi itci in Chi< o. A tw< car Undergraduate Dii » presently is situated on n \.iw Pier, Chicaj . with plans t > move to a new site on the touthwt '<\i < • 1 - in the near future. The University was incorporated as the Illinois [ndi rial University L \ the General Assembly of Illinois, February 28, IN67, under terms of tl I an ( i ant Vet I8< . which were accepted by the Stat< Illinois on Febru14. 1863, In this year of the Centennial of the Land-* .rant Act of 1862, it >teu rthy that this Act, which has had such far-reaching effects on higher I in the United States, had its origin in the early work of a group of Illinois ners h e . d h\ Jonathan Baldwin T u r n e r , a citizen of Jacksonville. T h e Land-Grant Act or 1862 hears unmistakable resemblance to the wording "lllin is memorials" on the subject by T u r n e r , his friends, and the Illinois h slature, and the work which started among the farmers in IIlino was cliv the signing or the Act bv an Illinois President. Abraham Lincoln, on 1 1. 1862. T h e L a n d - G r a n t Act provided for ''the endowment, support and mainten an of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excludrher scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts." T h e original state law placed the University under the control of a 3 1 m< ber Hoard of Trustees. Since 1887, the Hoard has consisted of the Govern* he State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and nine members chosen in neral state elections. T h e first duty of the original Hoard of Trustees was the appointment of a Regent, or President. John Milton Gregory, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was •sen r the post, and plans to open the University began at once. Champaign County had included in an offer for the location a five-story building which wa situated on the site of the present varsity baseball diamond at W r i g h t Street and University Avenue. In this building, with a faculty of three mbe the Illinois Industrial University opened its tloors to 58 students on March 2, 1868. 'J he Students, all men, lived, studied ,and attended classes in the one I n building. T h e military nature of the new institution was demonstrated In the fa< ' that an official military uniform was worn by all students. tudent g o . c m m e n t was established in 1868, women were admitted to the
I i, ry in 1870. A newspaper, "The Student," was started u\ 1871, to h 91 ome "The [llini in 1873. In October, 1871, the cadet corp of the Industrial I • wty, led by Captain Edward Snyder, was taken to Chicago; its membei
re the first armed guards to arrive u\ the city at the time ot the great Chicago fir'-. '1 his public 'vu-r somehow found great favor with the people ol the state
id friendship for the new institution c w rapidly, Captain Snyder, professor ( of eventually left \)'^ entire c tate to form the first student loan fund
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