Alumni & Campus Stories

Memory Lane: Field Day

It’s a Saturday in October, about 100 years ago. The trees are starting to change, there’s a chill in the air, and the stands at Illinois Field (1891–1986)—all wooden bleachers—are starting to fill, as...

Foodies

The adage that “too many cooks spoil the broth” does not apply if they are U of I alumni working for Chicago-based meal service company Tovala. “You hire from within your network because they...

Virtual Town Hall Series

April 30, 2020: Chancellor Robert J. Jones March 2, 2020: Director of Athletics Josh Whitman   December 9, 2019: University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen

“I”s on the World: Hot Shots

Patrick Tyrrell, ’76 LAS, started off 2020 by venturing to Antarctica.  Of his photo sporting Orange and Blue on the bottom of the world, Tyrrell says that his “camera-shy wife” Catherine took it. “She’s...

Memory Lane: Matinee Idol

In the 1950s, two decades after the end of his legendary football career with Illinois and the Chicago Bears (1923–34), Harold “Red” Grange was still an icon for kids all across America. But not...

Indonesia’s Equity Advocate

As finance minister for the Republic of Indonesia, Bambang Brodjonegoro, MUP ’95, PHD ’97 FAA, instituted a tax amnesty program that increased tax compliance and economic growth while reducing social inequality. His budget policy...

The Illini Comeback Awards

This year, the University of Illinois Alumni Association marks the 20th anniversary of its Illini Comeback Awards, a program that invites prominent and accomplished alumni back to campus during Homecoming Week to share their...

Fast-tracked

“The pandemic was bearing down on us, and we knew we had to do something,” recalls Martin Burke, associate dean of research at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Burke had just been asked...