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Our family is the best family. ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท โ € โ € Congratulations to each of our newly admitted Illini! We can't wait to meet you. โ € โ € #ILLINOISwantsme #ILLINOIS2023 #chooseILLINOIS
Is it getting busy this week, or is it just us? ๐Ÿ˜…โ € โ € You've got this, Illini.
Not pictured: the 22 Illini coming in clutch @ridemtd
Studying is great, but so is napping. If you're looking for a sign to take a break, this is it. We're your sign.
The t-shirt says it all ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ
Who's ready for Friday? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”ฅ โ € โ € Coming off 13-straight wins, our No. 3 seed Illini Volleyball team will take on Eastern Michigan in the first round of finals. See you in Huff!
Illinois researchers are harnessing the sun to help feed the world. ๐ŸŒŽโ € โ € Today, as families gather around Thanksgiving tables to celebrate the seasonโ€™s bounty, researchers at Illinois are working tirelessly to help farmers put food on more tables worldwide, especially where it is needed most.โ € โ € The #ILLINOIS project Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) is redesigning photosynthesis to improve how crops transform sunlight into food. This week, the project received an additional $13 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue our efforts in addressing global food challenges. RIPE is also funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the UK Governmentโ€™s Department for International Development (DFID).
The end of the semester can be stressful. Hang in there, Illini, and take time to relax this week. You deserve it.
Take it in, Illini. ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ทโ € โ € The last home game of the season is tomorrow.โ € โ € Tomorrow, #ILLINOIS seniors will enter Memorial Stadium for the last time as students. In six months, they'll walk the field as alumni.
It's cold but snow is pretty. Here's Alma.
"I enlisted when I was 17, a few weeks before my 18th birthday. Throughout my 21 years in the Air Force, I was never able to finish my degree because I was always being deployed. I retired in 1993, 25 years ago. Today, I'm on track to graduate with a degree in sports management in May.โ € โ € In 1977, I went to Columbia. In 1980, I went to Granada. I was at the Berlin Wall when it went down. I finished at Desert Storm and Desert Shield. I was also with NATO for 11 years, where I was stationed in Belgium, Italy, and Alaska.โ € โ € Every Sunday, I cook dinner for the other Illinois student veterans. I make a lot of things, but my specialty is chocolate. When I was in Belgium, I learned how to make chocolate. When I was stationed down near Rome, I learned how to make all kinds of pasta, and when I was stationed in Alaska, I made Eskimo dishes. Last weekend, I made everyone baked ziti, a salad, two chocolate creme pies and two pumpkin piesโ€”everything from scratch. I even chopped up a pumpkin by hand.โ € โ € I'm 63, and I came to the university when I was 60. This is the only center of its kind in the United States. Other colleges come here to model what we've done. And the best thing here is the people. It's a tight knit community. We respect each other."โ € โ € Jeff Crowe is an RA at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, a resource for military-connected students at #ILLINOIS .
He's done it!โ € โ € At age 20, #ILLINI Daniel Romanchuk became the youngest man and first American to win the New York City Marathon men's wheelchair division. Romanchuk is a member of the Fighting Illini men's wheelchair racing team.
Military Appreciation Day, Illini-style. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ € โ € At Saturday's game, Illini honored and celebrated military servicemen and women.โ € โ € #ILLINOIS alumnus Capt. Lance Coldren piloted a F-15D flyover above the stadium. Following the flyover, three skydivers made their grand entrance onto the football field.
Itโ€™s just not Halloween without our boos. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท
Sure, this baby pumpkin is cute, but we're hoping you'll outdo us. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ถโ € โ € We're searching for the best #ILLINOIS -themed pumpkins to showcase on our social media channels. Link in bio for more details.
#ILLINOIS is a bee-friendly campus. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ† โ € โ € This month, the university was named an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, joining more than a hundred cities and campuses across the country that are improving landscapes for pollinators.
Hey there, English Building! โ € โ € The scaffolding was just removed from the front of the building this week. Check out that view. ๐Ÿ˜
Sweet dreams are made of these ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ทโ € โ € ๐Ÿ“ท: @sugar_by_sarah
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