Project 500- Extra?

Extra<br />
    - Project 500<br />
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This comes from the outlines of a speech given by Miriam A. Sheldon at Allerton on September 7, 1968.

Given on September 7, 1968 at Allerton Park, two days before the incident at the Union, this speech discussed what role Illini Guides would play in welcoming the new students.  The last part of the speech deals with Project 500 students specifically. The speech explained that Project 500 students came from backgrounds that may be very different than what other University of Illinois  students came from.  The outline encouraged guides to be as helpful as they could to Project 500 students in order to make them feel welcome in their dorms by learning their names and taking time to talk with each student. However, the University itself fell short of making them feel welcome by placing them in dorm rooms that were very small and falling apart.