Jack Rollins Dies at 100; Managed Comedy Greats Like Woody Allen

June 29, 2015 | Alumni

Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100.

Allen Weinstein, provocative historian and former U.S. archivist, dies at 77

June 22, 2015 | Alumni

Allen Weinstein, a historian who wrote a provocative book about accused Cold War spy Alger Hiss, was an early Western advocate for Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, and served as the ninth archivist of the United States, died June 18 at a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 77.

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

June 8, 2015 | Students

BY JENNIFER GONNERMAN June 7, 2015 Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed. Then he spent more […]

Remembering Dr. Derrick Griffith

May 21, 2015 | Faculty

Medgar Evers College confirmed last week that 42-year-old Griffith, dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for MEC, was one of the eight people killed in the May 12 Amtrak Train 188 derailment. He was the fifth victim identified.

Gertrude Schimmel, 1918-2015 — the NYPD’s glass-ceiling-smasher

May 19, 2015 | Alumni

Actually, the most telling tribute to her amazing and ground-breaking career is that, by the end of her life this week at age 96, she no longer was.

Gertrude Schimmel, first woman to become NYPD sergeant, dead at 96

May 12, 2015 | Alumni

Gertrude Schimmel, a trailblazing NYPD cop who became its first woman sergeant and opened the door for generations of others, died Monday of natural causes. She was 96.

Louis Nuñez, Champion of Puerto Ricans, Dies at 87

May 11, 2015 | Alumni

Louis Nuñez, a champion of educational and economic opportunity for Puerto Ricans for more than three decades, died on April 30 at his home in Rockville, Md. He was 83.

Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82

May 6, 2015 | Alumni

Harvey R. Miller, one of the country’s pre-eminent corporate bankruptcy lawyers, who shepherded clients as diverse as Continental Airlines, Lehman Brothers and General Motors through Chapter 11, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

Jean Nidetch dies at 91; a founder of Weight Watchers

May 6, 2015 | Students

Nidetch, the co-founder and vivacious public face of the organization, was 91 when she died of natural causes Wednesday at her home in Parkland, Fla., said her son, David Nidetch.

Lisa Simon, Stalwart on ‘Sesame Street’ for More Than Four Decades, Dies at 64

April 28, 2015 | Alumni

Lisa Simon, a 20-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning director and producer for Sesame Street who began with the PBS children’s show at the start and worked through its current 45th season, has died. She was 64.