Alumni & Campus Stories

Seven’s Illini

Stop by the plate glass window on State Street in Chicago to watch the ABC7 Eyewitness News, any time, any day, and you’re likely watching an Illinois graduate. You’d think there was a direct...

Saving Pretzel

On the day we meet Pretzel, the weather is chilly and clear in Hammond, Ind., where she lives with her owners, Donna and Dave Gescheidler. Their living room décor anticipates Christmas, less than two...

Ingenious: Cureton’s Cure

Thomas Cureton generated plenty of headlines in the 1950s when he boldly declared that, for many people, middle age begins prematurely at age 26. Without regular exercise, he argued, the body begins to deteriorate...