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.

Arthur Gelb, Critic and Editor Who Shaped The Times, Dies at 90

May 22, 2014 | Students

Arthur Gelb, who by sheer force of personality was a dominant figure at The New York Times for decades, lifting its metropolitan and arts coverage to new heights and helping to shape the paper in its modern era, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.

Boris Magasanik, 94; pioneer in molecular biology at MIT

March 10, 2014 | Students

A pioneering scientist in the emerging field of molecular biology, Boris Magasanik made key discoveries and spent 50 years teaching generations of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students about the secrets of tiny cells.

Bill Adler, Writer, Editor and Compiler of Books, Dies at 84

March 4, 2014 | Students

Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of being the P. T. Barnum of books by conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and hustling hundreds of them — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing” — died last Friday in Manhattan. He was 84.

Theodore Millon, a Student of Personality, Dies at 85

February 3, 2014 | Alumni, Students

Theodore Millon, a psychologist whose theories helped define how scientists think about personality and its disorders, and who developed a widely used measure to analyze character traits, died on Wednesday at his home in Greenville Township, N.Y. He was 85.