Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

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June 26, 2017

Gov. Charlie Baker will nominate Scott L. Kafker, '85, chief justice of the state appeals court, to serve on the state's highest court at a press conference this afternoon, according to the Boston Globe.

June 26, 2017

Transdev is pleased to announce that Jennifer Coyne, '90 has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective July 1.

June 26, 2017

Charlotte Adelman, '62, has a longstanding love affair with Midwestern native plants and lobbies for public awareness and planting of native species, in order to nurture and nourish native fauna like butterflies and bees. Her most recent book on the subject, written with Bernard L. Schwartz, "Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees," was published this spring by Ohio University Press, and is available through the publisher and

June 22, 2017

Checking in with a leading voice in legal technology, on the occasion of a major new product launch.

June 19, 2017

Alden Guild, '57, who lived a long life — rich with family, friends and achievements — died on January 13, 2017 at the age of 87.

June 16, 2017

David Fromkin, '53, a nonacademic historian whose definitive book on the Middle East warned the West against nation-building by partitioning antagonistic religious groups behind arbitrary boundaries, died on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 84.

June 15, 2017

Professor Ann M. Lousin, '68, of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for her writings on Illinois constitutional law. This is the sixth year in a row that Lousin has been honored by ISHS.

June 15, 2017

Rep. Paul Thissen, '92, the Minneapolis DFLer who was speaker of the Minnesota House during a brief but intense period of progressive legislative victories a few years ago, said Wednesday that he is running for governor.

June 14, 2017

Herma Hill Kay, '59, Champion of Women in Law and Friend to Ginsburg, passed away in her sleep at 82.

June 13, 2017

Commentary for CNBC by political strategist Bradley Tusk, '99.