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Celebrity Deaths in Education

  • 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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  • Ian Player, 87 (1927 - 2014)

    Ian Player

    By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and a key figure in building the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.The 87-year-old conservationist was surrounded by family when he died Sunday at his home "after a short illness," said the Wilderness...

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  • Dr. David Greer (2014)

    Dr. David Greer

    JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He had heart...

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