Alumni & Campus Stories

In Class: Legal Eagle

One of the mis-impressions people often have is that the law is a “bunch o’ rules”—that you come to law school, you learn the rules, and then you’re a lawyer. It’s not that way...

Things we love about Illinois: The Y-Thai

The Y-Thai Wright Street YWCA becomes positively cross-cultural at noon, when its Victorian ambience is suffused with the Asian aromas of garlic, basil and lemongrass. The tiny Y-Thai eatery has ladled Thai and Chinese...

Unstoppable

Billy Dec, ’95 LAS, wears so many hats and sports so many interests that you think they can’t possibly belong to one person. Where to start? Best begin with his Chicago clubs and restaurants,...

Memory Lane: The Not-So-Silent Night

For many families within driving distance of the University of Illinois campus, the winter holiday season is anything but silent—though it may be bright. For these hardy travelers, the season doesn’t start until they’ve...

Ingenious: Fast thinker

There are many stories about how the fabled chemistry professor got his nickname. According to one, which traces back to 1938, he lectured so rapidly—scribbling equations on the blackboard as he went—that students couldn’t...