Alumni & Campus Stories

Chosen

Columbine author Dave Cullen examines student reaction to Parkland Two decades ago, Dave Cullen, ’86 LAS, was one of the first outsiders to arrive at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo., on the day of...

Record Breakers

Entering the Fall 2018 campaign with a preseason ranking of 12th in the nation—after a 2017 NCAA Sweet 16 run—the Illinois volleyball team crushed expectations all the way to the 2018 NCAA Final Four...

Good Deals

American country comedienne Minnie Pearl, best known for the hokey dresses and hats she wore with price tags intact, was affiliated with a chain of fried chicken restaurants bearing her name in the early...

New money for Altgeld

Memories elicited by Altgeld Hall run the gamut of all things Illinois—from the rigors of math exams taken in its classrooms to the enchantment of chimes ringing from its bell tower. Sheathed in sandstone...

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...