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Monica Eng standing in a Chicago alley

Storyteller

As usual, Monica Eng, ’91 LAS, was really busy. She’d just finished watching The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones interview with Who guitarist Pete Townshend and was filing fixes for her

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FUTURE WORLD 2067

COMPUTER SCIENCE Computers will become even more ubiquitous We’re all terrible at predicting the future. For many years, there was a mathematically exponential increase in computing performance—we were increasing the

Javan and Melissa Raney Samp kiss in front of the Alma Mater sculpture on their wedding day.

Club Kids

So special. So romantic. So U of I, how Javan G. Samp, ’15 ENG, and Melissa Raney Samp, ’15 ACES, together inscribed their names in the membership log of a

Three young men stand, on a country road, around a white Volkswagen Beetle.

My Alma Mater: A Grand Tour

It was the summer of 1963—pre-Beatlemania, pre-JFK assassination—and I was about to embark on the greatest journey of my life. On June 18, four of my Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity

Robert Lane in his office with wall decorated with various university pennants.

College Promoter

To visit Robert Lane, ’95 LAS, go up one of the open stairways that rise from the atrium lobby of Southland College Prep Charter High School to the second-floor corridor

Father and daughter Howard and Carli Kanter

Block I Art Teachers

Growing up, Carli Kanter, ’22 FAA, always had a sketchbook in her hand. “We brought them everywhere—to restaurants, on vacation,” she recalls.  When your father, Howard Kanter, ’91 FAA, MA