Archive for March, 2014

Charlotte Brooks, a Photographer for Look Magazine, Dies at 95

March 24, 2014 | Alumni

Charlotte Brooks, one of only a handful of women ever hired to work as a full-time staff photographer at Look magazine, the major rival to Life in the heyday of American glossy photojournalism, died on March 15 at her home in Holmes, N.Y. She was 95.

Timothy Perper, 74, writer and researcher

March 10, 2014 | Alumni

Timothy Perper, 74, of Bella Vista, a writer and independent researcher on human courtship, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, Jan. 21, at his home.

Boris Magasanik, 94; pioneer in molecular biology at MIT

March 10, 2014 | Students

A pioneering scientist in the emerging field of molecular biology, Boris Magasanik made key discoveries and spent 50 years teaching generations of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students about the secrets of tiny cells.

Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars

March 10, 2014 | Alumni

Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.

Bill Adler, Writer, Editor and Compiler of Books, Dies at 84

March 4, 2014 | Students

Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of being the P. T. Barnum of books by conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and hustling hundreds of them — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing” — died last Friday in Manhattan. He was 84.

Lee Lorch, Desegregation Activist Who Led Stuyvesant Town Effort, Dies at 98

March 3, 2014 | Alumni

Lee Lorch, a soft-spoken mathematician whose leadership in the campaign to desegregate Stuyvesant Town, the gargantuan housing development on the east side of Manhattan, helped make housing discrimination illegal nationwide, died on Friday at a hospital in Toronto. He was 98.