The word hero is used so often, too often. This man deserved the title. We are all better off because of the life he lived.
Tag Archives: R.I.P.
In honor of Lou Reed, rest in peace sir.
“We are saddened to share the news that our longtime colleague Roger Ebert has died. He was 70. Roger has been writing for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years. The long relationship between Roger and his Sun-Times family speaks volumes … Continue reading
Two years ago, Columbia College had the honor of bringing Tom Davis, of Franken and Davis, to campus to speak with our students and the community. As the organizer of his visit to C.C., I got to spend a lot … Continue reading
I cannot believe that I’m writing this. Well, I can believe it, but I certainly never wanted to do it. When I was grieving the loss of my parents I used to get so angry at folks who said that … Continue reading
Rest in peace, Whitney.
“The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.” – Václav Havel (1936-2011) Rest in Peace President, Playwright Havel.
I remember all too vividly the Saturday morning I found out Paul Newman had died. I was overcome with grief for a man that I admired so very much. On some level, I also grieved for the world– the acting … Continue reading
Today at 3:30 p.m. in Dorsey Chapel the Humanities Department will remember our dear colleague Pamela McClure, Associate Professor of Creative Writing. To try and describe Pam and the energy and joie de vivre she brought to every day is … Continue reading
Joan Sutherland, the noted Australian soprano, passed away on Sunday. I appreciate Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun’s assertion that great opera stars are on par with great movie stars. Sutherland was certainly as marquee draw in her own right. … Continue reading