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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August 10, 2017

ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accomplished corporate attorney Thomas "T.J." Lynn has been appointed to the newly created position of general counsel and corporate secretary at MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI), a leading U.S. supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches.

August 2, 2017

Katharine Silbaugh is a professor of law at Boston University School of Law. She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on gender, family care, and household labor. She is a leader in the legal literature on the relationship between work and family.

August 2, 2017

Over 37 years, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur has gained recognition as the academic of Chicago's federal court, widely respected for his intellect, fairness and work ethic.

August 2, 2017

A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Tacy Flint, '04, Joni Jacobsen, '97, Lori Lightfoot, '89, Amy Manning, '92, Elizabeth Perdue, ’82, and Stephanie Scharf, ’85, on being named to the inaugural edition of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, in a special custom content section from Crain's Custom Media.

July 31, 2017

Allison Eid, '91, currently serves as a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court and has been nominated by the president as the first Colorado woman to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

July 25, 2017

Mary Smith, '91, as an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the first Native Americans to serve as an officer of the American Bar Association when she becomes its secretary this month.

July 24, 2017

Christina Matthias, '15, married Hank Garrett on June 24, 2017 in Honey Brook, PA.

July 24, 2017

If you're a Democrat—or, for that matter, an independent or disaffected Republican—it's never too early to start talking about who might run for president against Donald Trump in 2020.

Which leads to the woman now set to attend what's being billed as the largest Democratic event in the state each year: U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, '85, D-Minn., who will be the guest speaker at the annual 1,000-donkey-strong brunch of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association on Aug. 17 in Springfield.

July 24, 2017

In an unprecedented public gathering of the heads of the nation's top sports leagues, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, '88, on Tuesday made a bold prediction about a topic his colleagues would just as soon sweep under the nearest rug: He believes sports gambling will be legalized in the United States.