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Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

June 8, 2015 | Students

BY JENNIFER GONNERMAN June 7, 2015 Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed. Then he spent more […]

Jean Nidetch dies at 91; a founder of Weight Watchers

May 6, 2015 | Students

Nidetch, the co-founder and vivacious public face of the organization, was 91 when she died of natural causes Wednesday at her home in Parkland, Fla., said her son, David Nidetch.

Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

April 28, 2015 | Students

A delegate from Minnesota, Erwin Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the Communist Party USA in Chicago when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention.

Frederic Morton, Author Who Chronicled the Rothschilds, Dies at 90

April 28, 2015 | Students

Frederic Morton, who left Austria as a boy as his family fled from the Nazis and made a celebrated literary career in the United States, much of which involved observing his homeland and its history from a distance, has died in Vienna. He was 90.

Jonathan P. Hicks, Former Reporter for The New York Times, Dies at 58

November 17, 2014 | Students

Jonathan P. Hicks, who covered big business and all levels of New York politics, including the campaigns of three New York City mayors, over 24 years as a reporter for The New York Times, died on Monday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 58.

David Siegel, Author of New York Practice, Dies at 82

October 14, 2014 | Students

David Siegel, a longtime Albany Law School professor who was considered the state’s foremost authority on New York civil practice, died Thursday at home in North Egremont, Mass., after years of declining health. He was 82.

William Greaves, a Documentarian and Pioneering Journalist, Dies at 87

August 28, 2014 | Students

William Greaves, a producer and director who helped bring an African-American perspective to mainstream America as a host of the groundbreaking television news program “Black Journal” and as a documentary filmmaker, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.

Obituary: Claire Tow, 83, cable co. founder, philanthropist

August 12, 2014 | Students

Claire Tow, 83, died peacefully on Monday, July 7, at Norwalk Hospital with her loving family by her side after a 14-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).

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.

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.