Alumni & Campus Stories

The Sounds of Somi

“I’m an alien. I’m a legal alien. I am an African in New York,” sings Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, ’99 LAS, in the song “Alien” from her 2017 release Petite Afrique. Kakoma grew up in...

Falls’ Reign

Very little in theater can surprise Robert Falls, BFA ’76. An actor coming back from the dead is an exception, and that’s what we are witnessing this afternoon during a tech rehearsal for an...

Home Field Advantage

That ball boy who is supplying baseballs to the umpire? Chances are he’s an Illini. Two UIUC alumnus and a current student, Matt Pontikis, ’15 ENG, Vince Virgilio, ’15 BUS, MA ’16 BUS, and...

Delivery man

At his first start-up SnailMailPics, which shipped printouts of digital photos, Divey Gulati, ENG ’09, MBA ’13, regularly wasted 45 minutes in line at the post-office. His solution: ShipBob, which launched in September 2014...