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.

Edward V. Regan, Longtime New York State Comptroller, Dies at 84

October 20, 2014 | Staff

Edward V. Regan, a Buffalo Republican who knew little about high finance when he became the New York State comptroller but soundly managed billions in public pension funds and monitored hundreds of municipalities and state agencies for 14 years, died on Saturday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 84.

Gerald W. Lynch, Who Fought to Save John Jay College, Dies at 76

April 19, 2013 | Faculty, Staff

Gerald W. Lynch, who led the fight to preserve John Jay College of Criminal Justice when it was threatened with closing or merger because of New York City’s fiscal crisis, died on Wednesday at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. He was 76.

Frank Macchiarola, Called the ‘Standard’ for a New York Schools Chief, Dies at 71

December 19, 2012 | Staff

Frank J. Macchiarola, who was widely regarded as one of the canniest and most effective New York City schools chancellors of the last half-century, died on Tuesday at his home in Downtown Brooklyn. He was 71.

Milton Bassin Dies at 88; Expanded York College

August 20, 2012 | Staff

Milton Bassin, who as president of York College in Jamaica, Queens, oversaw the construction of a vast campus on a once-blighted site — steering the project through New York’s fiscal crisis and, in the process, helping to revitalize Jamaica and educate thousands of disadvantaged students — died on Monday in the Bronx. He was 88 and lived in Somers, N.Y.


July 19, 2012 | Staff

It is with great sadness that our College announces the passing of Acting Chief Librarian and Chair of the Department of Library and Media Services, Professor Vanrea Thomas, a highly esteemed and long-time veteran of the College faculty, on Monday, July 16, 2012.

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler: Former nun was activist, president of 2 colleges

January 24, 2012 | Staff

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler was a pioneer throughout her career, sitting on corporate boards, leading the National Conference of Christians and Jews and serving as president of two colleges, Webster in St. Louis and Hunter in New York City.

Omus Hirshbein, Classical Music Impresario, Dies at 77

January 10, 2012 | Staff

Omus Hirshbein, a colorful, headstrong arts administrator who directed important concert series at Hunter College and the 92nd Street Y, founded the New York Chamber Symphony and held posts at the National Endowment for the Arts, died on Dec. 31 in Manhattan. He was 77.

Bernard Bellush, Historian and Activist, Dies at 94

January 10, 2012 | Staff

Bernard Bellush. a labor historian and activist, has died of natural causes at age 94.

Frank Bonilla, Scholar of Puerto Rican Studies, Dies at 85

February 1, 2011 | Staff

Frank Bonilla, an academic who grew up in two of New York’s poorest neighborhoods, faced segregation in the Midwest and went on to create one of the nation’s first college-level Puerto Rican studies programs and its first consortium for Latino studies, died on Dec. 28 in Escondido, Calif. He was 85.