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FIRST CLASS

To understand what has happened at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine (CIMED), it’s helpful to begin on a scale that goes from titanic to tiny. Within the mighty University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, more...

Steve Long

Famine Fighters

It’s high noon on an unforgiving August day, storm clouds blotting out the bright blue sky, the sun a source of malice and spite. Steve Long, British-born and a boyish 71, takes the Illinois...

O’Hare I

The next time you’re at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, be sure to catch the U of I’s Block I. This past January, the University’s iconic mark—rendered seven feet by six feet—became a fixture in...

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...