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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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.

July 20, 2017

Steve Koch, '82, Deputy Mayor of Chicago, who played a key role in rebuilding Chicago's finances and boosting its post-recession economy, is leaving City Hall.

July 19, 2017

Forbes interviews Jared Grusd, '00, CEO of HuffPost (rebranded from Huffington Post), on the rebrand of HuffPost being about reaching its true audience. He also talks about how every publication is in a battle to figure out a model that works for them.

July 19, 2017

The National WWII Museum held its recent American Spirit Awards gala to celebrate “individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the WWII years and throughout history.” Hailed as a 2017 American Spirit Awards recipient was David M. Rubenstein, '73.

July 14, 2017

Ajit Pai, '97, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the first Indian-American to hold this post, will be honoured with the inaugural Leadership Award.

July 10, 2017

On Monday, the Senate is expected to approve the nomination of Neomi Rao, '99, to lead an obscure but powerful White House agency called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs — placing her at the heart of President Trump’s politically contentious agenda to overhaul government rules and regulations.

July 7, 2017

Drexel Hamilton hired Roger Anderson, '81 as senior vice president, part of an effort by the service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer to expand municipal finance coverage.