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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April 28, 2017

Importers, customs brokers, and other trade stakeholders are praising President Trump's nomination earlier this month of Kevin K. McAleenan, '98, as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

April 28, 2017

A Q&A with Jonathan Baum, '82, Director of Pro Bono Services at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. 

April 28, 2017

Norfolk Southern’s James Squires,'92, is leading that company into uncharted territory.

April 25, 2017

When Jamil Jaffer, '03, testified in favor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch last month, he recalled the day in 2006 when he and Michael Davis started working for Gorsuch as law clerks at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver.

April 24, 2017

St. Francis's undergraduate ceremony will feature keynote speaker Kim Daniels, '94, a member of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications.

April 24, 2017

Scott Baker, '00 has been installed as the inaugural William F. and Jessica L. Kirsch Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

April 21, 2017

The National’s James Kaplan, '81, a long-time Chicago and New York lawyer and a former student of Professor Geoffrey Stone, talks with Professor Stone about his important new book "Sex and the Constitution."

April 21, 2017

James Butler, '85 owns Shaircraft Solutions, which negotiates terms for travelers who want fractional ownership of a private jet.

April 20, 2017

Neomi Rao, '99, a little-known law professor at George Mason University, could soon become one of the most powerful officials in Washington.

April 19, 2017

Washington’s consummate insider, Bob Barnett, '71, finds himself on the outside looking in on Donald Trump’s Washington.