Category: Fighting Illini

The News Gazette | She does it again


University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden will be competing in next year’s Paralympic Games following her victory Sunday morning at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. McFadden captured her fifth consecutive victory in the women’s wheelchair race, finishing with a time of 1 hour, 41 minutes, 10 seconds. She broke her own course record of 1:42:35, set in 2013. “I have my ticket for Rio for next year,” she said following the race. “It was really challenging this year because the wind direction kept changing. I used the wind to my advantage.” Continue.

Business Insider | The 16 most beautiful and iconic American college quads


Although the college quad first became associated with academia on the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, most of America’s great universities now feature a central space surrounded by residence halls and classrooms. Many of these collegiate spaces appear on the US National Register of Historic Places and are considered among the most iconic examples of American architecture and design.

The UIUC Main Quad houses Foellinger Auditorium, a concert space and lecture hall that can seat over 1,500 students. Continue.

Office of the Chancellor | Dream Big: Welcome to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign