Uncovering Alfred the Great's disability

Bri McKenna
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TechNews Writer
Feb 04, 2019
Alfred the Great had a chronic illness for much of his life, and by any modern standard, he was disabled. "Great" and "disabled" aren't antithetical, and "weak" and "disabled" aren't synonyms. But for many years and to many people that was believed to be the case, and disability has been erased from some versions of Alfred's story.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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World War I: 100 years later

Steven Moreno
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TechNews Writer
Nov 12, 2018
A century ago on Sunday, November 11, the Great War came to an end. World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne in a french forest sixty miles north of Paris on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 10
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Hidden History: Armour News Volume 1, Number 1

Ethan Castro
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Editor-in-Chief
Oct 22, 2018
As part of the open house held by the Illinois Tech University Archives and Special Collections on Thursday, October 18, TechNews was given a very endearing opportunity to gaze upon a surviving copy of the very first issue of TechNews, known at the time as Armour News, from April 9, 1928.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7
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Hidden History: inflatable tanks, fake Paris, and other subterfuge of the World Wars

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
Deceit and confusion are nothing new to war. In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu wrote that “all warfare is based on deception.” The pursuit of warfare deceit perhaps reached its zenith during the two World Wars, wherein decoy soldiers, tanks, and even towns were constructed by both sides in attempts to fool the enemy and divert attention away from actual military assets.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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