Louis Nuñez, Champion of Puerto Ricans, Dies at 87

May 11, 2015 | Alumni

Louis Nuñez, a champion of educational and economic opportunity for Puerto Ricans for more than three decades, died on April 30 at his home in Rockville, Md. He was 83.

Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82

May 6, 2015 | Alumni

Harvey R. Miller, one of the country’s pre-eminent corporate bankruptcy lawyers, who shepherded clients as diverse as Continental Airlines, Lehman Brothers and General Motors through Chapter 11, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.

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.

Lisa Simon, Stalwart on ‘Sesame Street’ for More Than Four Decades, Dies at 64

April 28, 2015 | Alumni

Lisa Simon, a 20-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning director and producer for Sesame Street who began with the PBS children’s show at the start and worked through its current 45th season, has died. She was 64.

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.

Bernice Tannenbaum, Who Fought U.N. Resolution on Zionism, Dies at 101

April 10, 2015 | Alumni

Bernice S. Tannenbaum, a former president of Hadassah who played a leading role in the fight against a United Nations resolution in the 1980s equating Zionism with racism, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 101.

Victor Gotbaum, 93, Dies; Labor Leader Helped Rescue New York City

April 6, 2015 | Alumni

Victor H. Gotbaum, a shrewd and combative Brooklyn native who headed the nation’s largest municipal employees’ union for two decades and played a pivotal role in saving New York City from bankruptcy in 1975, died on Sunday evening. He was 93.

MaryAnn DiBari: Remarkable woman lent aid and comfort to many

April 4, 2015 | Alumni

DiBari died on March 21 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. More than 600 mourners attended her standing-room-only funeral at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ridgefield, Conn.

Miriam Bienstock, Co-Founder of Atlantic Records, Dies at 92

March 31, 2015 | Alumni

Miriam Bienstock, a co-founder of Atlantic Records who ran the business side of the company in its formative years, helping to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry, died on March 21 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.