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Title: The Student
City: Urbana, Ill.
County: Champaign
Available online: 1 November 1871 - 1 December 1873 (23 issues)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student newspaper. Published monthly from 1871 to 1873, for what was then called Illinois Industrial University (the current name would be adopted in 1885), it served as a forum for the expression of the "New Education" which the University utilized at that time. This referred to the union of liberal arts, engineering, and agriculture in the curriculum. These different academic departments had sections "side by side" in the paper. The editors equated these "divisions of learning" within the school with the "complicated structure of human knowledge."

It combined essays from different disciplines with news articles, advertisements, and University announcements. These included items about University cadets traveling to Chicago to assist in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1871, as well as minutes of administration committee meetings.

Its final issue appeared in December of 1873. Though the reason for its demise is unknown, the editors noted that they were unsure of the paper’s prospects for the coming year. Perhaps they were graduating, or funds may have run out. It was succeeded by The Illini, which still exists today as the Daily Illini.

This title is available thanks to the generosity of Karl W. Greve.

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2 Thursday, 2 January 1873
3 Friday, 3 January 1873
4 Saturday, 4 January 1873
5 Sunday, 5 January 1873
6 Monday, 6 January 1873
7 Tuesday, 7 January 1873
8 Wednesday, 8 January 1873
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10 Friday, 10 January 1873
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13 Monday, 13 January 1873
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17 Friday, 17 January 1873
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19 Sunday, 19 January 1873
20 Monday, 20 January 1873
21 Tuesday, 21 January 1873
22 Wednesday, 22 January 1873
23 Thursday, 23 January 1873
24 Friday, 24 January 1873
25 Saturday, 25 January 1873
26 Sunday, 26 January 1873
27 Monday, 27 January 1873
28 Tuesday, 28 January 1873
29 Wednesday, 29 January 1873
30 Thursday, 30 January 1873
31 Friday, 31 January 1873