Alumni & Campus Stories

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...

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...