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May 3, 1917 in the Lives of Some @SAE1856 During World War I

William C. Levere compiled The History of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the World War. It was published by the George Banta Company in 1928. It was indeed a labor of love for “Billy” Levere, who himself served the county. He and … Continue reading

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Ask an Archivist, a Special Cake Basket, and Presidential GLO Connections

Yesterday was Ask an Archivist Day. Some of my GLO archivist friends and I used social media to answer questions. I also learned some fun facts yesterday by eavesdropping on their social media conversations. Towner Blackstock, Curator of the Phi … Continue reading

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Old Newspapers, a Mentor, a Golf Tournament, and Jeopardy!

I chuckle when people say they want to return to the “good old days.” As one who looks at old newspapers on a regular basis, it’s evident that bad things happened in the “good old days.” One of these events … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Illini Thinking of the ‘Cuse

Syracuse has been on my mind lately. I’m not in Syracuse, but this view as I walked out the door yesterday morning reminded me of the quad at Syracuse. The school’s colors even involve orange. And for many years both … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday on the Way to Giving Tuesday

On this Cyber Monday, the last day of November and before December and Giving Tuesday, I am grateful for many things. I am grateful to the men and women who founded Greek-letter organizations, and the builders who came after the founders, … Continue reading

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Who Tells Our GLO Story?

It seems Americans have become very polarized. Or maybe it’s just because social media has provided a very large stage to pontificate. When someone we dislike/disagree with/despise does or says something which we do not agree with, it’s a major transgression … Continue reading

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Who Was Thomas Arkle Clark, Dean of Men?

I just spent two days of research in my very favorite place to research, the Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of Illinois. I was on a specific quest, so I didn’t have time to just open books … Continue reading

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With Gratitude 70 Years After D-Day, June 6, 1944

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, I want to acknowledge the servicemen who sacrificed so very much on that day. We are indebted to them. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 ships, 11,000 aircraft and 150,000 Allied troops began the operation to … Continue reading

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A Holiday First for the Coolidges and the United States

At 5 p.m. on December 24, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge (Phi Gamma Delta, Amherst College) began a White House tradition. He touched a button and the electric lights on a 48-foot balsam fir sparkled with electricity. First Lady Grace Goodhue … Continue reading

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Syracuse University and the Tragedy of Pan Am Flight 103 Over Lockerbie

December 21, 1988, four days before Christmas, was to have been filled with joyful reunions. It quickly turned horrible for the families and friends of the 259 people on board and 11 on the ground who perished when Pan Am … Continue reading

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