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Dan Williams

Autonomous Engineer

Dan Williams, ’85 ENG, MS ’87 ENG, realizes the irony: He got into the automotive industry 34 years ago because he loves to drive, but his pioneering work in autonomous automotive technology could take...

Optimistic Thriller

Known for his writings about sports and film, Athens, Ga.–based journalist, Will Leitch, ’98 MEDIA, veers into new territory with How Lucky (Harper, 2021), a novel in which a young man with a debilitating...

Roxanne Chow

Tax Guide

The Mexican American family came looking for help—with their taxes. Dad was a maintenance worker. Mom was a homemaker. The eldest of their three children served as their translator. When a helpful volunteer ran...

Jack Brendan, Fiona and Brendan O'Brien

Illini Double Trio

Growing up, O’Brien twins Kevin, ’87 MEDIA, and Kathy, ’87 LAS, and 11-months-older brother Peter, ’87 LAS, always attended the same schools in the same grade. So the trio never even considered splitting up...