Archive for 2014

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.


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.

Paul Mazursky Dies at 84; Director Showed ‘Me’ Era’s Strength and Foibles

July 3, 2014 | Alumni, Students

Paul Mazursky, an innovative director and screenwriter who both satirized and sympathized with America’s panorama of social upheavals in the late 1960s and ’70s in films that included “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” “Blume in Love” and “An Unmarried Woman,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies at 98

June 26, 2014 | Alumni

Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98.

‘Flowers for Algernon’ author Daniel Keyes dies at 86

June 23, 2014 | Alumni

Daniel Keyes, the author of the enduring classic “Flowers for Algernon,” the fictional account of a mouse and a man whose IQs are artificially, temporarily and tragically increased, died June 15 at his home in southern Florida. He was 86.