blog postsIllinois' Tatyana McFadden is on Forbes '30 Under 30' listJan 5, 2017 11:30 am12 views McFadden solidified her legacy as the top Paralympic marathoner in the world as she completed her fourth straight sweep of the marathon majors, and dominated the track at the Rio 2016 Paralympic GamesU of I receives $1 million for scholarships from Give Something Back FoundationNov 29, 2016 12:00 pm2 views Founded by an LAS alumnus, national organization makes college a reality for students of modest meansLooking back on dorm life at the University of IllinoisNov 22, 2016 10:15 am2 views Residence halls act as a home away from home for college students as they navigate their campus lives. Here’s a look at Illinois’ dormitories over the years, from bedrooms to lounge areas to on-site eateries.Illinois' Tatyana McFadden won her fourth straight New York City Marathon SundayNov 7, 2016 11:30 am0 views the 27-year-old U.S. Paralympian won her fifth overall New York title, earning her a fourth straight sweep of all four major marathons – not done by anyone else in the history of wheelchair racing or elite running.Illinois grads' invention may just be the cast of the futureOct 27, 2016 10:45 am2 views “We decided to design a cast that was waterproof, but also had a more open structure so it wouldn’t trap any debris against the skin.” Alumni Jason TroutnerJoin us in Chicago the week of November 13Nov 2, 2016 7:30 am0 views Paint Chicago orange this November at a variety of events including alumni gatherings, networking receptions, and the annual Illinois Luncheon at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.The back story from the alum, NY Times attorney whose Trump letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm0 views 'This wasn’t political to me. This was stating very basic propositions about how the law of freedom of the press works in this country.' David E. McCrawMeet the alumna doing forensics research for the Las Vegas police departmentOct 14, 2016 12:15 pm1 views "The best part of the job...is that we in the Chemistry Detail are also members of the Clandestine Laboratory Team, which means that we are the only section in the laboratory that responds to crime scenes."Illini Baseball star Casey Fletcher: Going to bat for a dreamSep 6, 2016 1:00 pm0 views Casey Fletcher’s father, Darrin, played for the Illini prior to leaving for a 14-year career in the major leagues, and his grandfather, Tom, an alumnus, played for the Illini in the 60s before signing with the Detroit TigersTatyana McFadden wins ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a DisabilityJul 14, 2016 9:15 am6 views The Baltimore Sun (July 14) McFadden has won three straight wheelchair marathon grand slams and is halfway to her fourth, with wins in Boston and London this year.Want to help Tatyana McFadden win an ESPY?Jul 12, 2016 3:45 pm3 views You can vote for Illinois alumna Tatyana McFadden to win an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With A DisabilityJournalism alumnus lands Edward R. Murrow AwardJul 4, 2016 1:45 pm2 views Charlie Meyerson has won a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Award for audio investigative reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association.Chemistry alumna recognized for groundbreaking career in biotechJul 5, 2016 11:00 am3 views “It was an opportunity to ask questions to which we didn’t know the answers yet,” said Chilton, recipient of the 2016 U of I Alumni Association Achievement Award. Find your local Illini clubMay 17, 2016 11:00 am42 views Illini clubs, affinity groups and college groups are a great way to stay connected to the University and your fellow alumni. They offer a variety of social, cultural, educational, community service and networking events. Two alumni being inducted into National Inventors Hall of FameApr 25, 2016 3:30 pm5 views The late William Sparks (PhD, chemistry, ’36) and the late Welton Taylor (BA, ’41, MS, ’47, and PhD, ’48, bacteriology) were among 16 inductees recently admitted to the National Inventors Hall of FameJournalism grad receives Pulitzer PrizeApr 22, 2016 2:30 pm10 views Leonora LaPeter Anton ’86, of the Tampa Bay Times was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The reporting was a joint project between the Times and the Herald-Tribune into Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals.Alumna Temple Grandin elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 21, 2016 10:00 am0 views Grandin is well known for her contributions to animal welfare in agriculture, and for her work as a spokesperson for people with autism. Tatyana McFadden wins fourth straight Boston MarathonApr 18, 2016 12:45 pm4 views American Tatyana McFadden cruised to her fourth straight victory in the women’s wheelchair race at the 2016 Boston Marathon, finishing in a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 16 seconds.Meet the 2016 Chicago Illini of the Year honoreesMar 8, 2016 2:15 pm14 views Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, this award recognizes the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University.