Alumni & Campus Stories

David Kroese

Park Rover

Lots of men facing a mid-life stall opt to get a divorce or a sports car. David Kroese, ’93 LAS, visited all of the U.S. National Parks.  “I’d had a very good run,” Kroese...

Julia Pryde

One of a Kind

The unwieldy head, with its single white horn and tri-color mane, towers and bobs. The inflated torso overwhelms her body. She gets someone to turn on the video on their phone, then prances a...

Bart Ladd, Dee Brown and Grant Pitcher,

Orange on Brown

The place was Rosebud, but the occasion was straight up Orange and Blue—emphasis on Orange. This past January, the grandfather/grandson duo of Bart Ladd, ’57 BUS, and Grant Pitcher, ’19 ACES, took Illini basketball...

Pavlina Akritas

Class Notes Profile: Illuminata

When rain and clouds wash over London, the gallery is muted, even somber. In sunny hours, the big white rooms beam. And every day, the changing light in London’s Gagosian Gallery reveals new dimensions...

Coohom Founders

The Home Team

Xiaohuang “Victor” Huang, MS ’10 ENG, was transformed by a building tour. He distinctly remembers the awe he felt learning about the companies associated with the Grainger College of Engineering’s Siebel Center for Computer...

Parisa Tabriz

Browser Boss

It’s 9 a.m. in Silicon Valley, and the fog has burned off to reveal a spring day worthy of the California tourist board. Inside Google’s Building 900, past the gourmet coffee bar and a...