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Server Savior

As an academic technology specialist at Stanford University, Quinn Dombrowski, MS ’09 IS, helps scholars conduct better digital research in linguistics. When Russia invaded Ukraine, she found herself co-leading a new effort: Saving Ukrainian...

Linguaphile

A professor of ESL/Bilingual education at National Louis University, Kristin Lems, MA ’75 LAS, MA ’83 LAS, received the 2021 Elliot Judd Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers...

Dr. Nicole Williams

Taboo Buster

Dr. Nicole Williams, ’97 LAS, ’97 LAS, doesn’t get mad—she gets motivated. When a guidance counselor suggested that she consider becoming a nurse instead of a doctor, Williams doubled down on her studies, earned...

Chamber-alt Cellist

They play music in a converted garage. Equipped with a vaulted ceiling and retrofitted with asymmetrical walls, vibration-free floor and acoustical insulation, the space has gone from a bay for your dad’s Oldsmobile to...

“I”s on the World: En Bateau

With the local Notre Dame of Mantes-la-Jolie in the background, Richard, ’67 ACES, MS ’71 ACES, and Barbara Jurgens, ’73 ACES, enjoy a Paris-to-Normandy cruise along the waters of the Seine. The medieval Collegiate...

Lowell Hill

Seeds of Success

Armed with a new-fangled device called a laptop that was “the size of a suitcase,” Jeanne Bailey, ’85 ACES, MS ’88 ACES, and her fellow ACES intern, Karen Bender, ’85 LAS, MS ’88 ACES,...