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Mars rover

Perseverance has landed

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 PLACE: Outer atmosphere of Mars Seven minutes of terror—that’s what people at NASA call atmospheric reentry, an interval of conditions so extreme that the spacecraft’s communications go silent. That’s where...

The Power of I

“The University of Illinois is done with ‘Midwest humble.’ ” That’s the word from Eric Minor, ’86 ENG, the U of I chief marketing officer, as he and his team prepare to launch “The...

Illini Fest debuts

More than 5,000 alumni, friends and fans of the University came together on July 18 at the Park Grill in Chicago’s Millennium Park for the University’s first Illini Fest, a celebration of all things...

Illini Sports: Gridiron prep

Soon the required headgear in the new Henry Dale & Betty Smith Football Center will switch from construction hard hats to gridiron helmets. Scheduled for completion before the upcoming fall season, the new 107,650-square-foot...

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...

Encore!

A half-century ago, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opened as a facility of unprecedented scale and design for any educational institution anywhere. In the coming two seasons, the U of I’s remarkable...