Alumni & Campus Stories

Illini Sports: Gridiron prep

Soon the required headgear in the new Henry Dale & Betty Smith Football Center will switch from construction hard hats to gridiron helmets. Scheduled for completion before the upcoming fall season, the new 107,650-square-foot...

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...

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...

Fast Track

It’s a Saturday morning in early March at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. Outside, grim gray rain lashes the Illinois campus. Inside, spirits are high and hopes are bright. Students sit...

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....

Ingenious: The Monuments Man

Fighting Nazis and saving priceless treasures sounds like an adventure for Indiana Jones. But it was the real-life mission of an Illinois professor during the final years of World War II. Edwin C. Rae,...

In Class: Printers’ Helper

The Illinois MakerLab is about five-and-a-half-years old. We began in January 2013. It’s the world’s first 3-D printing lab located in a business school. There are a couple of others around the world now....