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Travel Pulse: Remembering Miriam Rand, the ‘First Lady of Luxury’

March 17, 2017 | We Remember

Legendary Beverly Hills travel agent Miriam Rand, who worked in the industry for seven decades and booked travel for Hollywood’s biggest stars, died in late February at age 100. She and her husband, Howard, opened Rand-Fields Travel Service in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1949; it became a division of Protravel International in 2002. Over the years, she […]

NY Amsterdam News: Dave Valentin, versatile flutist, dies at 64

March 17, 2017 | We Remember

Dave Valentin, whose undeniable versatility as a flutist ignited Latin music and the movement of Latin jazz, died March 8 at a rehabilitation and care facility in the Bronx. He was 64. The cause was complications of a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, said his manager, Richie Bonilla.

NY Times: Helen Marshall, former Queens borough president, dies aged 87

March 8, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87. Her former chief of staff, Alexandra Rosa, confirmed the death. Ms. Marshall, who served three terms as borough president starting in 2001, was remembered on Saturday as a champion […]

NY Times: Dorothy Rice: Pioneering Economist Who Made Case for Medicare, Dies at 94

March 8, 2017 | We Remember

Dorothy Rice, a pioneering government economist and statistician whose research about the need of the aged for health insurance helped make the case for the passage of Medicare in 1965, died on Feb. 25 in Oakland, Calif. She was 94.

HNN: Historian Herbert Parmet Has Passed Away

March 8, 2017 | We Remember

Five months after Herbert Hoover became President of the United States, Herbert S. Parmet was born to immigrant parents in New York City and named for him. Herb would attend the city’s public schools, and graduate from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx (1948) before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY College […]

Washington Post: Fred Fiske, Washington radio personality for six decades, dies at 96

March 6, 2017 | We Remember

Fred Fiske, who entertained and informed generations of listeners with a gentlemanly personality and a pleasing tenor voice that he parlayed into the longest-running career in Washington radio history, died March 2 at a hospice center in Columbus, Ohio. He was 96. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a son, Warren Fiske. He moved […]

Baltimore Sun: Judith Berkowitz, Baltimore social worker and social activist, dies

February 27, 2017 | We Remember

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Isidore Herz, a clothing manufacturer, and Rachel Herz, a homemaker. Her parents were immigrants from near Krakow, Poland. She was a 1945 graduate of New Utrecht High School and earned a degree in elementary education from Brooklyn College. She then taught at a Brooklyn elementary school. […]

NY Times: Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

February 24, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Mildred Dresselhaus, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry, died on Monday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.

Washington Post: Kenneth Arrow, Nobel laureate and seminal economist with wide impact, dies at 95

February 23, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Kenneth J. Arrow, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematical theorist who made seminal contributions to social sciences as varied as election theory and health economics and was one of the most influential economists of his generation, died Feb. 21 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 95. His son Andrew Arrow confirmed the […]

Bermuda News: Black History Month: Eustace Edward Ricardo (1912-2016)

February 21, 2017 | We Remember

Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, more commonly known as E.R. Braithwaite, was a Guyanese-born British-American novelist, writer, teacher and diplomat. He was best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people. He was the author of the 1959 novel To Sir, With Love, which was later made into a 1967 film […]