Alumni & Campus Stories

Jill Wine Banks

Pathbreaker

Jill Wine Banks, ’64 MEDIA—or Jill Wine Volner, as she was known in the early 1970s—was barely 30 years old when she became the only woman on the legal team that prosecuted the highest-ranking...

Lou Henson

The University of Illinois Alumni Association and Fighting Illini fans across the country are saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Illinois Head Basketball Coach Lou Henson. During his 21 years at Illinois...

Robb and Todd Mitchell

Sibling Reveille

Soldiers often head into military service as strangers and return bonded like siblings. Then there’s Col. Robb Mitchell ’94 LAS, MS ’05 UIC, and Col. Todd Mitchell, ’95 LAS, who are identical twins on...

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Rapid Responders

THE COVID-19 ERA, Part 3 of 3 As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread globally, scientists at Illinois leapt into action, collaborating across disciplines and continents and forging ahead at warp speed. Here’s a look at...

The Quad

A World Beyond

THE COVID-19 ERA, Part 1 of 3 They were on top of a mountain in Puerto Rico, queued up for the adrenaline rush of the longest zip-line ride in the world when the pandemic...