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.

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February 9, 2017

Roger C. Cramton, '55, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

February 3, 2017

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley, '81, has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

February 3, 2017

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald, '86, just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.

February 1, 2017

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has announced that Ann Shuman, '96, DTCC Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, has been appointed General Counsel.

January 31, 2017

NiSource Inc. announced that on January 27, 2017 its Board of Directors elected Peter A. Altabef, '83, to the Board.

January 26, 2017

Today ComEd announced that Verónica Gómez, '94 has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel.

January 26, 2017

The board of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has welcomed four new trustees for 2017, including Lisa Brown, '86.

January 23, 2017

Acting Director of the Indian Health Service: Who Is Mary L. Smith, '91?

January 23, 2017

Current Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai, '97, has been tapped as the next Chairman of the FCC.

January 19, 2017

Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador, has selected Jon Lerner, '95 to be her deputy.