The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor by current and former police officers compel us both to condemn these specific acts as well as recognize and acknowledge the long history of systemic racism and anti-Black violence that perpetuates them.
The Department of Communication is pleased to share a video celebrating this year's graduates. It features alumni speaker, Graham Grady (a CMN alumnus and partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP), messages from a number of faculty members, and a personal recognition of each graduate.
The Department of Communication ranked number one among Liberal Arts and Sciences majors in a new study by the Illini Success Initiative. The study found that "new graduates from the College of LAS continue to be successful at securing a first destination soon after graduation...
The images in the media have been strong and often disturbing in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. We process them through our biases, both conscious and unconscious.
The Department of Communication lost a beloved colleague and longtime teacher when Tom Costello passed away on April 15, 2020. Tom taught decades of University of Illinois students, and was especially influential in the lives of our undergraduate majors.
Neil Jensen (’96) currently serves as Vice President of Strategy for the software vendor Workday. He has also worked in Strategy & Advising at Appirio, a global consulting firm that specializes in crowdsourcing strategies and cloud technologies.