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Skin cancer survivor, Kaitlin Johnson, proudly presents her surgical scar and melanoma awareness tattoo in recognition of Melanoma Monday.

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires

By Brittney Nadler April 1, 2015

Former St. Joseph Fire Chief Rusty Chism began to notice shortness of breath in the summer of 2013. He thought it may have been related to his heart, but his doctor said it was working fine. They were,...

West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown

West Quad and HERE Champaign townhomes to take root in campustown

By Bridget Hynes February 24, 2015

Starting in Fall 2015, two new apartment complexes will open for student living on campus: West Quad and HERE Champaign. West Quad is currently under construction at 30 E. John St. in Champaign, while...

Associate Chancellor Robin Kaler stands in front of the Alma Mater. When Alma changes outfits, Kaler is the one who dresses her up.

Survivor Spotlight: Robin Kaler

By Alice Smelyansky October 16, 2014

Since her undergraduate days at the University, Robin Kaler has been a runner. What started with a tiny track at the Intramural Physical Education Building has led to 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons and...

Caleb Miller vacations in Holland, Mich., last summer, before being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

#CalebsCrew supports University student’s brother in fight against Leukemia

By Raymond Sobczak April 7, 2014

Waking up on Feb. 15 for Zach Miller, sophomore in Business, should have been like any other day — get up, shower and head to class. After class, he was supposed to go to a meeting, but instead, he received...

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