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At a Founder’s Day banquet held in February 1924, Ange. V. Milner gave an address on the topic, "Normal Students of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” According to the news account, the 185 in attendance learned of Milner’s appreciation for past Illinois State students who achieved progress despite the struggles they faced. The account doesn’t reveal what she thought about current students, but indicated she felt students of the future would "probably follow in the footsteps of the students of 'Yesterday' and 'Today.' " In her almost 40-year career, Milner worked with many generations of students during a period of rapid technological change.
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