Celebrity Deaths in Education

  • 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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  • Alexander Grothendieck, 86 (1928 - 2014)

    Alexander Grothendieck

    JAMEY KEATEN, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died, the French presidency said Friday. He was 86. He died Thursday at a hospital in the southwestern town of Saint-Girons, hospital officials said, without specifying the cause of...

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  • John G. Sperling, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    John G. Sperling

    By BOB SEAVEY and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — John G. Sperling was in his teens — illiterate and the survivor of a childhood filled with illness — when a shipmate in the Merchant Marine taught him to read. Enchanted by the likes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sperling began a journey through higher education that ultimately led to his founding of...

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  • Jim Rogers, 75 (1938 - 2014)

    Jim Rogers

    MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated PressJim Rogers, a philanthropist and education advocate who served as chancellor of Nevada's higher education system from 2005 to 2009 without pay, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas home after a bout with cancer. He was 75.Rogers also was the owner of KSNV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, and oversaw the growth of Sunbelt Communications into 14 TV stations...

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  • Robert A. Dahl, Ph.D., 98 (1915 - 2014)

    Robert A. Dahl, Ph.D.

    HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a nursing home in Hamden, Conn., according to his daughter Sara Connor.His career lasted for more...

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