Archive for September, 2015

Ex-CUNY official dies of 9/11-related cancer

September 21, 2015 | Staff

A former top official at the City University of New York died of 9/11-related brain cancer over the weekend — making him the school’s first Ground Zero responder to pass away from illness tied to the attack’s aftermath.

Irving Harper, Creator of the Marshmallow Sofa, Dies at 99

September 10, 2015 | Students

Irving Harper, who pioneered Pop Art furniture design with whimsical mid-20th-century modernist classics like the marshmallow sofa, the ball clock and the sunburst clock, died on Aug. 4 at his home in Rye, N.Y. He was 99.