Alumni & Campus Stories

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Athletics Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct 16 new members into the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. Athletes and coaches from 11 sports are represented. Among those honored are football greats J.C. Caroline, Bobby Mitchell,...

Memory Lane: The Rinky Dink

Joe Rank, ’69 MEDIA, MS ’73 MEDIA, happily spent many days during spring semester of his sophomore year playing golf. A rank beginner (pun intended), the advertising major from Urbana hit his share of...

Our Space

Sweeping and intimate, long-ago and close-at-hand, institutional and personal, anecdotal and archival: the tales are here by the hundreds in the Richmond Family Welcome Gallery. The Gallery’s narrative—aggregated into faces and voices, writing and...

West Point of the West

Outfitted in West Point-style dress grays and a blue scoop-shaped cap, Illinois freshman Clarence Shamel stood painfully at attention alongside dozens of other fledgling cadets. It wasn’t easy. “We had our first drill today in...

Cancelled

Under a gray and drizzling October sky in 1918, freshman Fred H. Turner stood at the locked iron gates of Illinois Field, then located north of the Engineering Quad. He watched from afar as...