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.

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 acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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October 26, 2016

After more than three years at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, where she was executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary, Hoffman made the decision to join the booming technology and media company Intersection as its chief legal officer and chief talent officer.

October 26, 2016

Tina Kourasis, '96, uses her legal training daily as president of VMP, a designer boutique she opened in 2013 in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

October 26, 2016

This past weekend, Robert Martin, '69, a legal scholar and former chief judge for the Western District of Wisconsin, accepted the Distinguished Achievement Award from his undergraduate alma mater, Cornell College.

October 25, 2016

As a person who continually demonstrates an unwavering commitment to his family, career, and public service, Dorian Williams, ’87, has found a happy home at a company with similar core values, putting customers, employees, and community first—Lands’ End.

October 25, 2016

For more than 25 years, Fred Sperling, ’79, has represented the person who earlier this year was reported by Forbes magazine to be the most marketable celebrity in the United States: Michael Jordan.

October 25, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nominated United Airline's general counsel Brett Hart, '94, to head the board that oversees the city's convention center.

Hart, the Chicago-based airline's executive vice president who also served as its interim CEO earlier this year, will be installed as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority at its monthly board meeting tomorrow.

October 24, 2016

Bradley Tusk, '99, has been called the "Uber lobbyist" and "Silicon Valley's favorite political fixer."

October 24, 2016

Jim Lewis, '66, the U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois since 2010, is stepping down from that post as of Dec. 24.

October 21, 2016

Deepa Das Acevedo, '16, a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law who writes and researches on employment law and new work models, has proposed a plan that would help workers navigate their impending retirement.

October 18, 2016

Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig Boise, '94, is a man of many talents.