The New York Times obituary of Gwendolyn Midlo Hall tells a fascinating life of someone we should have heard more about when she was alive. Dr. Hall led a colorful early life as a civil rights activist and spent the bulk of her academic career at Rutgers University, where she taught Latin American history. … [Read more…]
The Atlantic has an article about a pressing pandemic problem with orphaned children. Losing a parent may be one of the most destabilizing events of the human experience. Orphans are at increased risk of substance abuse, dropping out of school, and poverty. They are almost twice as likely as non-orphans to die by suicide, and … [Read more…]
A blog link in Politico takes us to Remembering Parkland By GARY FINEOUT 02/14/2022 GRIM ANNIVERSARY — Today also marks the fourth anniversary of a horrific moment. Seventeen people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Jason Epstein, Editor and Publishing Innovator, Is Dead at 93 His literary and marketing instincts brought quality paperbacks to American readers and led to the creation of The New York Review of Books. New York Times Christopher Lehmann-Haupt Feb. 4, 2022
A NYT obituary on Judith Davidoff, Master of Long-Dormant Instruments. A master of the viola da gamba and other stringed instruments, she was a central part of the early-music scene. By Neil Genzlinger Jan. 6, 2022 “She toured all over the world looking for instruments to play,” Ms. Terry, a past president of the Viola … [Read more…]
Linda McAlister, Philosopher and Founder of Feminist Journal, Dies at 82 [NY Times Obituary – paywall] She was among a collective of philosophy professors who started Hypatia, the first major scholarly publication to view the discipline from a feminist lens. By Penelope Green Dec. 14, 2021
Shirley McBay, Pioneering Mathematician, Is Dead at 86 [NY Times Obituary – paywall] The first Black student to receive a doctorate from the University of Georgia, she devoted her life to advocating for diversity in science and math education. By Clay Risen Dec. 14, 2021 “Left unattended, the resulting resegregation of U.S. education will ensure … [Read more…]
From the New York Times obituaries; Justo Gallego, Who Built a Cathedral, Brick by Brick, Dies at 96 A former monk, he spent decades constructing a grand edifice as an act of faith and devotion, and did so almost single-handedly.
Dr. Sherif R. Zaki, Acclaimed Disease Detective, Dies at 65 He helped identify numerous viruses, including Covid-19, as well as the bioterrorism attack that spread anthrax in 2001. By Sam Roberts Dec. 4, 2021 Dr. Sherif R. Zaki in 2006. He was, a colleague said, considered to be “among the most influential infectious disease pathologists … [Read more…]
Humboldt Times, 13 October 1883 A Life of Terror. Rochester Herald. The Ford brothers have been starring through the country as murderers, but just at the present they are not happy. The acquittal of Frank James, brother of Jesse, whom one of the boys treach- erously shot from behind his back, as well as the … [Read more…]