Archive for March, 2016

Andy Grove: The Reluctant Mensch

March 22, 2016 | Alumni

Andy Grove and I were just a year apart in college, but we didn’t get to know each other until many years later, when I was the editor-in-chief of Business Week magazine and he was the CEO of Intel Corporation, the Silicon Valley colossus he had built. Of course, I knew his story. A penniless refugee from Communist Hungary who had survived the Nazi occupation as a child, Andy came to the U.S. in 1957, enrolling as a chemical engineering student at the City College of New York, which was tuition-free at the time.

Andrew S. Grove, Intel Chief Who Spurred Semiconductor Revolution, Dies at 79

March 22, 2016 | Alumni

Andrew S. Grove, the longtime chief executive and chairman of Intel Corporation who was one of the most acclaimed and influential personalities of the computer and Internet era, died on Monday at his home in Los Altos, Calif. He was 79.

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Scholar Who Saw Literary Criticism as Art, Dies at 86

March 21, 2016 | Alumni

Geoffrey H. Hartman, a literary critic whose work took in the Romantic poets, Judaic sacred texts, Holocaust studies, deconstruction and the workings of memory — and took on the very function of criticism itself — died on March 14 at his home in Hamden, Conn. He was 86.