Morris A. Adelman Dies at 96; Saw Oil as Inexhaustible

August 25, 2014 | Alumni

Morris A. Adelman, an energy economist who marshaled free-market principles and hard data in arguing that the world’s oil supply was not running out, died May 8 at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 96. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught and researched for 65 years, announced the death on May 15.

Obituary: Claire Tow, 83, cable co. founder, philanthropist

August 12, 2014 | Students

Claire Tow, 83, died peacefully on Monday, July 7, at Norwalk Hospital with her loving family by her side after a 14-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).

Elaine Brody dies at 91; researcher put spotlight on issues of aging

July 29, 2014 | Alumni

Elaine M. Brody interviewed old people for admission to a Philadelphia nursing home, but the ones who especially worried her were the family members who brought them in.

Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103

July 29, 2014 | Alumni

Bel Kaufman, a former New York City schoolteacher whose classic first novel, “Up the Down Staircase” — shot through with despair and hopefulness, violence and levity, bureaucratic inanity and a blizzard of official memorandums so mind-bendingly illogical as to seem almost Kafkaesque — was hailed as a stunningly accurate portrait of life in an urban school when it was published in 1965, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 103.

Madeline Amgott, Television Producer, Dies at 92

July 22, 2014 | Alumni

Madeline Amgott, one of the few women to produce news programs in the male-dominated television universe of the 1950s and ’60s, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 92.

Al Feldstein Dead: Former Mad Magazine Editor Dies At 88

July 21, 2014 | Alumni

Before “The Daily Show,” ”The Simpsons” or even “Saturday Night Live,” Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture.

CLIFFORD E. SOLL

July 21, 2014 | Faculty

The Hunter College community is saddened by the loss of our longtime colleague, Clifford E. Soll, who died at his home in Yonkers, NY, on April 7, 2014.

Robert Stein, former Daily News copyboy who became top editor at Redbook and McCall’s, dies at 90

July 16, 2014 | Alumni

Robert Stein, who rose from Daily News copyboy to editor in chief at Redbook and McCall’s magazines in an illustrious seven-decade career, has died. He was 90.

Billy Joel’s Mother, 1978 Song’s Namesake, Dies

July 16, 2014 | Students

Billy Joel’s mother, who inspired him to write “Rosalinda’s Eyes,” has died in New York at age 92.

Robert Stein, 90

July 15, 2014 | Alumni

Robert Stein, editor, publisher, media critic, journalism teacher and blogger, died July 9 at the home of his son, Keith Stein, in Westport. He was 90.