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Looking Back at Chicago-Kent Stories

As another year winds to a close, now is a good time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2015.  After Chicago-Kent celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2013, 2015 was the year for our parent institution, Illinois Institute of Technology, to … Continue reading

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The Wayback Machine is Moving Forward

The Internet Archive is the closest thing we have to a backup of the Internet.  Founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996, the Internet Archive is a non-profit organization with the bold mission statement of providing “universal access to all knowledge.” … Continue reading

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Finery and Progress: Chicago-Kent’s Best Businesswoman

On a hot day at the end of July, 1921, Mrs. Alice Rosseter-Willard hurried to the home of her friend. There, on a couch in a secluded corner of a sleeping porch, lay Bertha Baur, newly widowed. Alice approached and … Continue reading

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The Kent Connection

In the spring of 1892, at the end of the school year, Professor Marshall Davis Ewell wrote a letter of resignation from the Union College of Law in Chicago, where he had been Professor of Common Law for fifteen years. … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach: Chicago-Kent’s Author, Outdoorsman, Olympian

The day was hot, and Henry Walter Beach took a moment to stop his fall plowing and rest his knee, which seized and stiffened in the heat. He removed his soft brown hat and the piece of cotton he kept beneath it, … Continue reading

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A Million from Make-Believe: Chicago-Kent’s Costumologist

Wanted: Strong, healthy girl who can teach German to two boys, take care of a bedridden elderly woman, and sew for the household. Wages: $3 per week. On December 19, 1886, a twenty-year-old Wilhelmine Friederike Moscherosch stepped off the passenger … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 1918

On Memorial Day in 1918, Clyde Todd ’20 marched directly into one of the most violent battles of World War I. He shared his memories of this World War I military service in The Transcript, the Chicago-Kent College of Law yearbook. Years later, … Continue reading

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High Adventure: Chicago-Kent’s World Traveler

The end of summer 1916 was a fine and peaceful introduction to the oncoming fall weather. The hot days of July were cooling to an agreeable 78 degrees in the August afternoon, and while corn farmers struggled with poor returns … Continue reading

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The Land of Books

On October 28, 1929, a $10 million dollar bond for the Chicago World’s Fair was issued. The following day, the stock market crashed, bringing the Roaring Twenties to a shuddering halt, and plunging America into the depths of the Great … Continue reading

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Archival Chicago-Kent Display

This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Chicago College of Law–a forerunner of what would eventually become the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  To commemorate this occasion, the school has put together an array of events, … Continue reading

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