Alumni & Campus Stories

Canine Crusaders

As the No. 7–ranked tennis player in the world (as of this writing), Kevin Anderson knows something about life in the spotlight. So last December, the former record-setting Illini tennis player and three-time All-American...

Dynamic Duo

The dolphin looks to be in heaven. Her chin is tilted out of the water; she’s gripping the wall with her flippers. She gulps a piece of fish and opens her mouth for more....

Class Notes Profile: Mars Rover

Scientists researching extraterrestrial life can’t simply seek little green men. The first beings we discover will likely be single-celled organisms that might have died millions of years ago.  That’s why Kennda Lynch, ’00 ENG,...

Lane Crusader

In the dark days of bicycling in New York City—which is to say, in the last few decades of the 20th century—you either had to be mad or a bicycle messenger to enjoy it....

Future Builder

When Jim Martin, BLA ’72, was just 17, he had the opportunity to spend a few hours talking with renowned landscape architect Ralph Synnestvedt, BLA ’52. That Friday afternoon conversation 50 years ago would...

Neighborhood Brewers

San Diego was the port of call and discharge papers were the order of business when Darin Riggs, ’03 ENG, put ashore in December 2012, closing out his time cruising under the ocean in...