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UI Armory turns 100

The University of Illinois celebrates the 100th anniversary of the completion of its historic Armory Building from noon to 3 p.m. today.

Funny, the old thing doesn't look a day over 90.

Some fun facts about the structure:

Unusual design

An officer and a trailblazer

URBANA — As a teenager growing up in Oak Park in the late '60s, Debbie Read was a sweet, blue-eyed blonde who got good grades, wrote for the school newspaper and smiled a lot.

Not exactly the Most Likely to Join the Military type, her classmates have told her at high school reunions.

Even Read wouldn't have guessed it.

"Absolutely not," she said.

Google's 'Security Princess' a hacker's nightmare

Forget all your stereotypes about computer engineers.

First, Parisa Tabriz is a woman. Not that she makes a big deal about it, but that's still a rarity in the upper echelons of the computer hacking world (the legal kind).

College honors NASA researcher and UI grad Greenleaf

CHAMPAIGN — It was the mid-1960s, America was enthralled with the space program and NASA researcher John Greenleaf knew men weren't the only ones who would want to be astronauts.

Brothers wielding fake knives banned from campus

URBANA — Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to “have fun” resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media.

Alma Mater vandalism can be repaired

Just six months after its $360,000 makeover was complete, the Alma Mater has been vandalized.

Someone scratched the eyes and face of two figures on the University of Illnois sculpture at Wright and Green streets.

Illinois bands corner

Here is what the bands are doing this weekend for the UI homecoming and Alumni Band Weekend celebration:

FRIDAY

4:50 p.m.: Marching Illini march-out from the Armory to the MI Practice Field at First and Gregory.

Going gray for homecoming at UI

Do not adjust your television sets. The Illini will indeed be playing in gray on homecoming.

It's the 90th anniversary of the day Harold "Red" Grange dominated with four TDs in the Memorial Stadium dedication game, Oct. 18, 1924.

'It's cool to be a hacker'

URBANA — Women, if you're dismayed with the number of females studying and working in technology and are thinking of leaving the field, don't do it, says Max Levchin, entrepreneur, investor and University of Illinois computer science graduate.

Resolution blasting Wise email rejected

Fallout from the Steven Salaita case continued with less vitriol Monday, as a resolution critical of University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise prompted a vigorous discussion on free speech, "civility" and academic freedom.

Monday's campus academic senate meeting was free of the hissing and jeers that marked previous sessions on the Salaita case.