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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January 3, 2014


January 2, 2014


Princeton University’s new president is taking suggestions. Since he took over the top job at the Ivy League school in July, Christopher Eisgruber has been conducting what he calls a “listening tour” to get advice from students, alumni and community members as he formulates new goals for the university.

December 30, 2013

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Jean Holloway, a longtime corporate attorney, has been named the first female dean of the law school at Hamline University in St. Paul.

December 27, 2013


December 23, 2013

From Carlson press release:

December 20, 2013

From Chicago Lawyer:

Like many law firm mergers before and since, the 2007 pairing of Drinker Biddle & Reath with Gardner Carton & Douglas was meant to propel two regional firms onto the national stage.

December 19, 2013

From the Palm Beach Post:

Just hours after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Attorney General John Ashcroft sat across the table from President George W. Bush at an undisclosed location.

The president, Ashcroft recalls, stared into his eyes and said, “Never let this happen again.”

December 18, 2013

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

December 17, 2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gerald Ratner turns 100 today and has been a Chicago lawyer for more than 75 of those years — still coming into the Gould & Ratner LLP offices on occasion and going over the books.

December 16, 2013

From the Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat:

Like a lot of people cobbling together a living in a still-recovering economy that hasn't been kind to the middle class, Irwin Keller is a man with two jobs.