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University alumnus and former Google Exec Jeff Huber to speak at 2016 commencement

University alumnus and former Google Exec Jeff Huber to speak at 2016 commencement

By Aaron Navaro

March 31, 2016


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University introduces Spring commencement speaker alum Jeff Huber, formerly of Google, currently CEO and creator of cancer research company Grail.Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, former Google senior executive and current CEO of cancer research company “Grail,” will be this year’s Illinois Commencement s...

Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra performing at Krannert

October 7, 2014


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There’s something distinctly different about the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra group. As with professional orchestra groups, the musical talent is there. However, while many “Big Five” chamber and other professional orchestras may be comprised of mainly white musicians, the Sphinx Virtuosi doesn’...

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

First Quad Day fostered bond between students-faculty body

August 22, 2014


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Unlike the current model of a registered student organization fair, the first Quad Day was an all-day event that featured a rock concert, talent show and other festivities that lasted until 1 a.m. On Friday, Sept. 10, 1971, the first Quad Day took root in the midst of “great social upheaval” on ...

425,000 and growing: University alumni continue to span a variety of fields

425,000 and growing: University alumni continue to span a variety of fields

May 6, 2014


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Graduation day can be a time for current students to look back on their college memories, but it can also be a time for University alumni to reflect on how much they have accomplished since their own days at the University. Whether past students graduated one year ago or 20 years ago, alumni serve as an i...

Notable University alumni find success after college

Notable University alumni find success after college

By Stephanie Kim

January 28, 2014


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In need of inspiration? Take note of Illinois alumni who have found success after graduation. The featured individuals’ successes do not entirely conclude the many of Illinois alumni; however, their accomplishments serve to picture the diversity and level of influence alumni have made. From Pulitzer...