Notable Educators Deaths

  • 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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  • Rose Gilbert (2013)

    Rose Gilbert

    The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles school teacher Rose "Mama G" Gilbert has died at age 95, just 10 months after retiring. Gilbert died Monday night, the principal's office at Palisades Charter High School confirmed. The school's flag was lowered Tuesday. "As you all know, her generosity and lasting impact on generations of students is truly legendary," said...

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  • Charles M. Vest, 72 (1941 - 2013)

    Charles M. Vest

    The Associated PressCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Charles M. Vest, who began its initiative to offer free courses online and oversaw expansions in its research fields, has died at age 72.He died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night, MIT announced Friday.Vest led MIT from 1990 to 2004. During his tenure, MIT...

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  • Abraham Nemeth, 94 (1918 - 2013)

    Abraham  Nemeth

    Abraham Nemeth, the blind designer of the internationally recognized Nemeth Braille Math Code that simplified symbols for easier use in advanced math and science, has died at his home in suburban Detroit, relatives said Thursday. He was 94. Nemeth, who was originally discouraged from pursuing his passion for math because of his blindness, died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday at his...

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  • Israel Gutman, 90 (1923 - 2013)

    Israel Gutman

    IAN DEITCH, The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Gutman, who survived the Nazi atrocities of World War II and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, has died. He was 90.Estee Yaari, spokeswoman for the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, said Gutman died in his sleep late Monday in Jerusalem.Gutman was born in Warsaw in 1923. He was wounded during fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto...

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