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Celebrity Deaths in Education

  • Rev. John Lo Schiavo (2015)

    Rev. John Lo Schiavo

    The Associated PressLOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball program, died Friday. He was 90.Lo Schiavo died in the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, said University of San Francisco spokeswoman Anne-Marie Devine Tasto.A San Francisco...

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  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97 (1917 - 2015)

    The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

    By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home — he joined hands with...

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  • Irving Singer (2015)

    Irving Singer

    BOSTON (AP) — Irving Singer, a philosopher, author of nearly two dozen books and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has died at age 89. He died on Feb. 1 after a period of declining health, his daughter Emily Singer confirmed on Monday. Singer, whose academic career spanned 65 years, served on the MIT faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Linguistics from 1958...

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  • Ulrich Beck, 70 (1944 - 2015)

    Ulrich Beck

    The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — German sociologist Ulrich Beck, who examined the way modern society deals with risk, has died. He was 70.Tanja Postpischil, a spokeswoman for his German publisher Suhrkamp, said Sunday that Beck died of a heart attack Jan. 1.Beck was born May 15, 1944, in Stolp, now the Polish town of Slupsk.He studied and taught at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-University,...

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  • Robert Wolfe, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    Robert Wolfe

    By JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Wolfe, who for more than 30 years served as a specialist in Nazi Germany at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, has died. He was 93.Wolfe died Dec. 9 of respiratory failure at a suburban hospital, his son Marc Wolfe confirmed Monday.Wolfe joined the archives in 1961 and worked there until his retirement in 1995,...

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