obituary

Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 12:27pm

Andrew Hamilton, GS ’13, who had been heavily involved in the Philolexian Society and various on-campus theater groups, died in New York City on June 24.

Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 8:00pm

Colleagues remember Morton Friedman, a longtime professor and former vice dean at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as a mentor and a repository of knowledge about Columbia.

Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 6:24pm

Harmeet Singh Sohal, GS, has died, School of General Studies Dean of Students Tom Harford announced in an email to students on Monday.

Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 6:06am

Colleagues and students remember Becker as an adventurous learner and an effective teacher. He was 53.

Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 1:44am

Oladapo Atitebi, CC ’11, known to friends as an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, “terrific dancer,” supporter of the Manchester United Football Club, and former secretary and webmaster of Columbia University African Students Association, died on Feb. 10 at the age of 24.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 3:21am

Prominent Latin American literary critic and former chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese Jaime Alazraki, GSAS ’67, died on Feb. 9.

Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 1:10am

Allan Strauss, a Public Safety officer who worked at Barnard for more than 27 years, died suddenly over the weekend of still unspecified causes, Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson announced in an email today. He was 59.

Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 5:51pm

Colleagues remember Karen Blank, who served as Barnard’s dean of studies for 19 years, as a kind and gentle mentor and strong supporter of both academics and athletics.

Mon, Sep 2, 2013, 11:25pm

Philip Watts, GSAS ’91 and former chair of Columbia’s French department, died July 20 at his home in New York. He was 52.

Tue, Apr 2, 2013, 1:58am

Jessica Fingers, a Columbia College student who had been on leave for the past year, committed herself to cross country and her academics, played the flute, and loved to bake, friends said.

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