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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November 3, 2016

"Being in the same room with Professor Emily Kadens, '04, is not unlike hanging out with a friendly, informed tiger. When this pre-modern European legal history specialist, who has taught at Northwestern University School of Law since 2012, levels her keen focus on an issue, look out."

November 2, 2016

Jathan Janove, '82, an internationally published author, has written a new book, "Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories from the Management Trenches."

October 28, 2016

Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business will feature Lori E. Lightfoot, '89, and president of the Chicago Police Board, in its 12th Annual Ethics and Leadership Lecture. As part of the event, Lori will also be presented with Dominican University's Ethics and Leadership Award.

October 26, 2016

Security, cyber and otherwise, is in Jamil Jaffer’s wheelhouse. Jaffer, ’03, has held top-level positions related to security matters in the White House, the Department of Justice, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.

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.