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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Paying A Visit To The University Of Illinois’ Unusual Landmark

By Jeremy Hobson

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The Morrow Plots are the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Harvard has its yard. The University of Illinois has a cornfield. In 1876, agriculture professors Manley Miles and George Morrow planted the Morrow Plots, now the oldest experimental cornfield in the Western Hemisphere.

Categories: Agriculture, Education, History



AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 12, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U Of Illinois Speeding Up Search For New President

By The Associated Press, With Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

The University of Illinois is speeding up its search for a new president.  The News-Gazette reports the presidential search committee wants to name a successor to President Robert Easter before Thanksgiving.


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