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.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email

Subscribe to Alumni News & Accolades

February 23, 2017

Tracey Meares, '91 was the featured speaker of the 51st Annual William H. Leary Lecture at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presenting on The Legitimacy of Policing and Citizenship.

February 22, 2017

Former Texas State Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, '88 has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as chair of its Texas Appellate Group.

February 22, 2017

Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s largest legal search firm, and Allegis Partners, a global executive search firm, today announced the appointment of John Cashman, '94 as president of the two firms.

February 20, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Donovan Borvan, '11, to be the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

February 13, 2017

State Department officials have confirmed Margaret Peterlin, '00, as Rex Tillerson’s new Chief of Staff.

February 9, 2017

The Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Exploratory Committee has announced the appointment of Marla Messing, '89 as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations.

February 9, 2017

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, '97, has made quite a splash in his first few weeks on the job, as the net neutrality opponent has been busy reversing the agency’s moves on everything from sponsored data offerings to subsidized internet programs.

February 9, 2017

Roger C. Cramton, '55, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

February 3, 2017

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley, '81, has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

February 3, 2017

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald, '86, just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.