Archive for 2013

Marshall Berman, Professor, Dies at 72

September 16, 2013 | Faculty

Marshall Berman, an author, academic, philosopher and lyrical defender of modernism, Karl Marx and his native New York City, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72.

David S. Landes, Historian and Author, Is Dead at 89

September 11, 2013 | Alumni

David S. Landes, a distinguished Harvard scholar of economic history, saw tidal movements in the rise of seemingly small things. He suggested that the development of eyeglasses made precision tools possible. Maybe, he said, using chopsticks helped Asian workers gain the manual dexterity needed to make microprocessors.

Martin L. Gross, Critic of Big Government, Dies at 88

September 5, 2013 | Alumni

Martin L. Gross, a writer whose books criticizing government spending and taxation became best sellers in the 1990s and were embraced more recently by supporters of the Tea Party, died on Aug. 21 in Ocala, Fla. He was 88.

Regina Resnik, Metropolitan Opera Star, Dies at 90

August 15, 2013 | Alumni

Regina Resnik, a Bronx-born opera star who sang more than 300 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and who made the shift from soprano to mezzo-soprano in the middle of her career, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 90.

Bill Lynch, 72, Democratic Strategist in New York, Dies

August 15, 2013 | Students

Bill Lynch, the Long Island potato farmer’s son who became known as the “rumpled genius” behind David N. Dinkins’s victory in 1989 as the first black mayor of New York City, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 72.

Herb Kaplow, Voice of ABC and NBC News, Dies at 86

July 30, 2013 | Alumni

Herb Kaplow, a longtime Washington correspondent who brought an authoritative voice to his wide-ranging reporting for NBC News and ABC News for more than four decades, died on Saturday in Arlington, Va. He was 86.

Leonard Garment, Lawyer and Nixon Adviser During Watergate, Dies at 89

July 17, 2013 | Students, Uncategorized

Leonard Garment, a Wall Street litigator who was a top adviser to President Richard M. Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal and who went on to flourish as one of the capital’s most powerful and garrulous lawyers, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

Jerome Karle, Nobelist for Crystallography, Dies at 94

June 17, 2013 | Faculty, Uncategorized

Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with a former college classmate for creating what is now an essential tool in the development of new drugs, died on June 6 at a hospice in Annandale, Va. He was 94.

Jean Stapleton, Edith Bunker on ‘All in the Family,’ dies

June 3, 2013 | Students, Uncategorized

Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy All in the Family, has died. She was 90.

Albert Seedman, Chief of Detectives in New York for Short, Tumultuous Time, Dies at 94

June 3, 2013 | Alumni

Albert Seedman, the New York Police Department’s chief of detectives in the early 1970s who became something of a celebrity as the savvy, cigar-chomping personification of the tough-guy cop while modernizing a tradition-bound force, died on Friday in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 94.