Alumni & Campus Stories

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...

Dan Williams

Autonomous Engineer

Dan Williams, ’85 ENG, MS ’87 ENG, realizes the irony: He got into the automotive industry 34 years ago because he loves to drive, but his pioneering work in autonomous automotive technology could take...

CITL Innovation spaces

The Big Picture: Virtual game on!

Virtual game on! Illini have a host of leading-edge technologies at their fingertips to create virtual worlds and complex computer gaming scenarios thanks to Illinois Esports, a program that’s part of the Center for...

Tatyana McFadden

One-two punch

U of I wheelchair athletes Tatyana McFadden, ’13 ACES, EDM ’19, and Daniel Romanchuk, who trained at the University for the 2016 and 2020 Paralympics, delivered two stellar performances in October. Both placed first...

Denice Ward Hood

In Class: Student Counselor

I teach master’s and doctoral students in our graduate programs in higher education and diversity and equity. Many of the master’s students in higher education are interested in being student affairs practitioners. They may...

Baptism by fire

The train from Champaign lumbered through the black Illinois night, just past the witching hour, en route to a city on fire. Nineteen-year-old Dillon Brown, Class of 1875, sat in his seat, smelling the...