Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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 Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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July 10, 2014

Ross Davies

Professor at the George Mason School of Law and Editor-in-Chief of The Green Bag  

July 2, 2014

Quintin Johnsone, '38, was a professor at Yale Law School for more than 55 years. The following is taken from his Yale Law School obituary. 


Yale Law School Professor Quintin Johnstone died in June 2014 in Hamden, Connecticut. Johnstone was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. He was 99 years old.

June 27, 2014

Groupon, Inc. announced the appointment of Ann Ziegler as an independent director, effective immediately. Ms. Ziegler’s appointment expands the board to eight directors, six of whom are independent directors. Ms. Ziegler will be a member of the firm’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

June 20, 2014

Fifty years ago this month I joined several hundred volunteers and traveled to Mississippi to help register people to vote. The project has come to be known as the Summer of 1964 and became national news.

The experience was at once dangerous and inspiring — a time when my ideals of a fair society met a culture determined to preserve racial segregation.

June 17, 2014

Jerome S. and Miriam Eve Katzin died within days of each other, after 75 years of marriage, she on June 2 and he on June 14.

June 16, 2014

When Jesse Ruiz, an attorney who sits on Chicago Public Schools' board and previously chaired the Illinois State Board of Education, gave a commencement address to economics students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign last month, he shared a story of “epic failure.” 

He flunked out of his first year of college. 

June 11, 2014

New Hampshire has played proud host to many firsts: the first-in-the-nation primary, the first American in space, and the first free public library, to name a few. But New Hampshirites should not be proud of the latest first: the state’s first jackpot justice verdict — $236 million.

June 4, 2014

From the Winthrop & Weinstine website: