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Deep dive: Illinois College students join rare sea turtle research effort in Cuba


Two IC professors and a group of students traveled to western Cuba to participate in sea turtle research at Guanahacabibes National Park.

A story about a group of students led by Professor of Biology Lawrence Zettler and Professor of Global Studies - Spanish Steven Gardner was featured in an article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on August 24, 2022. To read the full story by Angela Bauer, visit

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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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