I didn't realize that Microsoft hires more computer science graduates from U of I than any other school. It's a great school with a lot of bright people (I don't miss the cold January days, though).
Bill Gates, the chief software architect for Microsoft, chose Illinois for his first stop on a three-day, five campus tour to promote computer science and engineering to students. Illinois is the only public university that is part of this tour. His February 24th talk, titled “Software breakthroughs: Solving the toughest problems in computer science,” was designed to highlight work being done at Microsoft, universities and research labs around the world.
If you click on Help->About Internet Explorer, you'll see a couple of references to Illinois.
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