UI at 150

UI at 150

UI at 150: 'What a life-changing moment'

Memory No. 1,281 on our special UI-at-150 website comes from EMILY JAENSON, who last month became the highest-ranking female in all of minor league baseball:

The Big 150 with Jeff D'Alessio, Dec. 31, 2017

With just a few hours left in the UI's 150th birthday year, we're putting a different twist on this week's Big 10. Presenting 150 things we learned over the past year about Alma Mater's school ...

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No, Dontae Skywalker is not a character in the new "Star Wars" movie. But in his last job, the 2004 UI grad was every bit as popular.

Part 65: Finals do's and don'ts

With finals week upon us, here's our 10-step survival guide — some do's, some don'ts — care of 13 of the 1,120 Illini greats who shared their stories with Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO at uofi150.news-gazette.com.

Part 64: 'It was just an overpressurization'

With the UI turning the big 1-5-0 this year, we caught up with 1,000-plus graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales, which are all housed at uofi150.news-gazette.com.

Part 62: Educators who made a difference

With the UI turning the big 1-5-0 this year, we caught up with 1,000-plus graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales, which are all housed at uofi150.news-gazette.com.

Part 61: The great outdoors

This being the year the UI celebrates birthday No. 150, we caught up with graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 61: Natural beauty.

Part 60: Giving thanks

This being the year the UI celebrates birthday No. 150, we caught up with graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 60: Thanks to ...

Part 59: Classroom critters and Baboon Hall

This being the year the UI celebrates birthday No. 150, we caught up with graduates from across the globe who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today in Part 59: The glamour-less life.

Part 58: A night on the town with Joni Mitchell

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who have gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales.

Part 56: Listen to the music

We're far from finished gathering memories from A-list alums (there are now 1,032 at uofi150.news-gazette.com) and sharing their stories in this space every Tuesday.

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