Alumni & Campus Stories

Jim Hansen

In Class: Horror Buff

I’ve been teaching film since I was a graduate student in English, back in the mid-90s. I’ve always loved it. I used to use film to make points in classes about prose fiction. Eventually...

Michael Albert

The Governor’s Messenger

Michael Albert, ’87 LAS, has become a reluctant celebrity, thanks to his work as a sign language interpreter at Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s daily coronavirus briefings. He’s been interviewed by print, broadcast and social...

Nancy Baym

Social Mediator

When Warner Bros. announced its fourth film set in the world of the dystopian thriller, The Matrix, it was a testament not only to our love of cutting-edge action movies, but to our predicament...

Kenneth Collins

Class Notes Profile: Band Leader

Forget the flags and fireworks; no national event in our nation’s capital is complete without the musical accompaniment of the U.S. Navy Band, whose commanding officer since 2015 has been Capt. Kenneth Collins, MMUS...

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2020 Athletics Hall of Famers

Fifteen new members have been inducted into the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame, representing nine sports. They are: Jake Stahl of baseball; Tal Brody and Derek Harper of men’s basketball; Jenna Smith...

Ned Nolan

A new phase

After retiring six years ago, following a successful career in finance, Ned Moran, LAS ’82, purposely entered a new phase of his life. For him, it wasn’t time to kick back and relax, but...