Alumni & Campus Stories

Focused

Even before his senior season began, four-time NCAA All-American Alex Diab had racked up a list of accomplishments that most would call a successful career. But Diab still had unfinished business on his mind,...

Lane Crusader

In the dark days of bicycling in New York City—which is to say, in the last few decades of the 20th century—you either had to be mad or a bicycle messenger to enjoy it....

Future Builder

When Jim Martin, BLA ’72, was just 17, he had the opportunity to spend a few hours talking with renowned landscape architect Ralph Synnestvedt, BLA ’52. That Friday afternoon conversation 50 years ago would...

“I”s on the World: Sino-Illini

Not everyone can boast that they climbed atop the Great Wall of China, but for Alyssa Baratta-Martin, ’13 ACES, DVM ’17 CM, it’s an accomplished feat. While in Beijing for a two-week course in...

Going for the glory

The road to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships ends in Champaign this year, when top collegiate powers will vie for the sport’s highest honors at the State Farm Center on April 19 and...

Neighborhood Brewers

San Diego was the port of call and discharge papers were the order of business when Darin Riggs, ’03 ENG, put ashore in December 2012, closing out his time cruising under the ocean in...

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...

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...