Alumni & Campus Stories

Optimistic Thriller

Known for his writings about sports and film, Athens, Ga.–based journalist, Will Leitch, ’98 MEDIA, veers into new territory with How Lucky (Harper, 2021), a novel in which a young man with a debilitating...

Roxanne Chow

Tax Guide

The Mexican American family came looking for help—with their taxes. Dad was a maintenance worker. Mom was a homemaker. The eldest of their three children served as their translator. When a helpful volunteer ran...

Six Generations

This past May, 9,200 students graduated from the U of I, joining a network of nearly 500,000 alumni around the world. One of those graduates, Mariah Jean Guyot, FAA ’21, was already part of...

A 21st-Century Alumni Association

Illini Pride binds the more than University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, maintaining the lifelong connections that are forged by an Illinois education. In 1873—six years after the establishment of the Illinois Industrial University—20 graduates realized...

Quad Day

Quad Day. When you read those words, what comes to mind? A sea of people stretched from Altgeld to the Auditorium, browsing tables and booths? A rock band on an outdoor stage, the Quad’s buildings...

Brand champion

Mike Harring, ’72 LAS, believes in the transformative power of higher education. He’s very convincing on the subject, having been through a few major changes himself. A distinguished law career has taken him from...