Jeffrey Roberts

Description: Jeffrey Roberts was the only black student in the journalism program when he came to the University of Illinois in the fall of 1968. The passion for writing he brought with him to Illinois stemmed from high school experiences as a bat boy for the Chicago White Sox. In this interview, he recalls his varied experiences as a young … Read More

Vanessa Faurie

Description: Vanessa Faurie graduated from U of I in 1987 with a B.S. in Journalism/News and also completed her MBA in 2015. During her freshman year she was occasionally contributing writer for the Daily Illini and by her senior year, she served as editor in chief. She also interned with Teen Age (magazine) and National Geographic before graduating. Faurie stayed in … Read More

Millicent Sloboda Lane

Description: Arriving at UI shortly before the war, Millicent Lane (1923-2018) recalls the outpouring of emotion by fellow students following Pearl Harbor. Lane was a part of the collective of women who edited the Daily Illini during WWII and describes how they led the paper and featured a column about GIs to encourage greater civility between soldiers and students on … Read More