Alumni & Campus Stories

Still standing

Engineering professor Nathan M. Newmark’s work on the Latin-American Tower helped it survive two devastating earthquakes One eyewitness said that when she woke up in the middle of the night, things were shaking so...

Altgeld Hall Bells

Music of Illinois: The bells of Altgeld Hall

For nearly a century, University of Illinois students, faculty and alumni have enjoyed noontime concerts performed by bells perched atop Altgeld Hall, constructed in 1897 as University Library. Although plans called for crowning the...

Electrical Show

Setting off sparks

If you picked up a flier for the 1936 University of Illinois Electrical Show, you might have thought you were reading a circus promotion: “Come and SEE a 10-foot spark! HEAR an electrical echo...

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#IlliniPride Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all of our Illinois alumni, friends and fans for participating in the #IlliniPride photo contest. We loved seeing your love for Illinois captured in photos. Congratulations to the top three winners! Prizes include:...