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 7, 2017

The Illinois State Bar Association has announced that Marshall Hartman, '57, is a recipient of their 2017 Laureate Award for his work on death penalty cases.

June 6, 2017

USC Gould Professor Michael Shapiro, '64, sees bioethics and constitutional law as ‘mutually illuminating.'

June 6, 2017

Dorothy Henderson Shapiro, Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow, and Oren Matthew Lund, '10 were married June 3 at Salvage One, an event space in Chicago.

June 2, 2017

"In mid-March 1978, six weeks after losing his championship belt to Spinks, Muhammad Ali was rotating in a very tight orbit. Although he didn’t know it yet, brothers in boredom were nearby: two young law students from the University of Chicago, facing their last Easter break and a seemingly-pointless final trimester before launching into legal practice and politics."

June 2, 2017

Wearing glasses, a suit and scholarly demeanor, Jacob Huebert, '04 comes across as an unlikely warrior in the fight for freedom. But show him some people being pushed around by government bureaucrats enforcing pointless rules, and he's ready for battle.

June 2, 2017

Apptio, the business management system of record for hybrid IT, is proud to announce the appointment of Kathleen Philips, '97 to its Board of Directors.

May 24, 2017

Stephen S. Bowen, '72 wrapped up his tenure as Chair of the Wabash College Board of Trustees as the fifth longest-serving chair in the College’s 185-year history. As a tribute, Wabash President Gregory D. Hess announced that an endowed professorship will forever bear Bowen’s name.

May 16, 2017

Steven Cherny, '91, a well-regarded litigator who has spent nearly the past decade at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York.

May 16, 2017

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, ’14, Community Justice Staff Attorney at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, was named to Crain's 20 in their 20s 2017 list.

May 16, 2017

Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) announces that Jana Cohen Barbe, '87, Partner and the former Global Vice Chair of Dentons US LLP, the largest law firm in the world, has joined its Advisory Board.