Archive for 2013

Dolores Prida, Columnist and Playwright, Dies at 69

January 23, 2013 | Students

Dolores Prida, a Cuban-born journalist and playwright who wrote candidly and wittily about local and national politics, romance and other personal matters, and the joys and vexations of the Hispanic experience in America, died early Sunday in Manhattan. She was 69.

Ralph G. Martin, a Best-Selling Biographer, Dies at 92

January 14, 2013 | Students

Ralph G. Martin, a best-selling author of political and celebrity biographies whose subjects included the Kennedys, Golda Meir and Winston Churchill’s mother, died on Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. He was 92.

Spanish literature scholar Isaias Lerner dies

January 11, 2013 | Faculty

Isaias Lerner, an internationally acclaimed specialist in Miguel de Cervantes who taught for more than four decades at the City University of New York, died of lung cancer in Manhattan on January 8.

Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Livable Architecture, Dies at 91

January 8, 2013 | Alumni

Ada Louise Huxtable, who pioneered modern architectural criticism in the pages of The New York Times, celebrating buildings that respected human dignity and civic history — and memorably scalding those that did not — died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 91.