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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October 30, 2012

Excerpted from The European Financial Review:

October 29, 2012

Excerpted from The National Review:

October 25, 2012

From CBS Sports:

Commissioner David Stern announced Thursday that he will retire from his position as head of the National Basketball Association on Feb. 1, 2014. The Board of Governors has unanimously voted to negotiate with Adam Silver to replace Stern as commisioner of the NBA.

October 25, 2012

Excerpted from the Charlotte Observer:

Republican Cherie Berry points to one chart to demonstrate why she believes she deserves a fourth term as the state’s labor commissioner.

October 24, 2012


October 23, 2012


The search for a new United States Attorney in Chicago, one of the most highly coveted federal prosecutor jobs in the country, has been narrowed to eight candidates, according to sources close to the process.

October 22, 2012

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Attorney General Rob McKenna surprised many lawmakers last session when a campaign news conference on state spending turned into an attack on Democratic House Speaker Frank Chopp.

October 19, 2012


October 19, 2012

Kristy Johnson '05 will be featured as Mayme in Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel," winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, beginning November 6.

October 18, 2012


Sen. Amy Klobuchar was a popular guest at a welcome-home ceremony for about 200 soldiers last weekend in Brooklyn Park.

Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, introduced Klobuchar to the audience as a "tireless advocate for Minnesota service members and their families."