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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March 29, 2013


On Thursday night, teachers, parents and students held a massive rally to protest the shutdown of 54 schools – the largest in U.S. history. Jesse Ruiz, the vice president of the Chicago Board of Education, discusses.

March 28, 2013

From the Denver Post:

Walker Miller, who sat on the U.S. District Court bench in Denver from 1996 to 2011, died suddenly of natural causes at his home in Greeley on Sunday.

"He was known as a very gentle and scholarly judge. He loved to fly-fish and he often took other judges on fly-fishing trips," Chief U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said Tuesday.

March 26, 2013

John Durrant, '01, was pro bono counsel for 2012 suit that detailed over 100 incidents of abuse of inmates by Los Angeles County deputies. You can read more here.

March 22, 2013

From Wiggin and Dana's website:

March 20, 2013

From the Marketo website:

Marketo, the fastest-growing provider of Revenue Performance Management (RPM) technology, today announced the appointment of Sharon Zezima as vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary...

March 15, 2013

Patrick Schultheis '89 and his high school friends have been engaged in a game of tag that has lasted 23 years. While a first-year associate, Schultheis drew up the contract that governs the game (you can read the contract on the Wall Street Journal story about the game that ran last month).

March 14, 2013

The poem, titled "You'd Better Run," can be found here: Her debut volume of poetry, No Object, is available from Amazon.

March 8, 2013

From the Simpson Thacher website: