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Celebrity Deaths in Education

  • Joseph L. White, 84 (1932 - 2017)

    Joseph L. White

    Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 84. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Hans Rosling, 68 (1948 - 2017)

    Hans Rosling

    Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor and statistician who made data come alive during worldwide presentations, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Uppsala, Sweden, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jules Schelvis, 95 (1921 - 2016)

    Jules Schelvis

    Jules Schelvis, a Dutch historian who was the last insurgent of the Nazis' Sobibor World War II German extermination camp, died Sunday evening in his native Netherlands, according to multiple news sources, including The Associated Press. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ethan Schmidt (2015)

    Ethan  Schmidt

    Ethan Schmidt, a history professor at Mississippi's Delta State University, was shot and killed today, according to school officials and the county coroner's office. The campus was put on lockdown at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time after reports of an active shooter were released. Later, all buildings were evacuated. Schmidt, a professor of American History, was killed in his office in...

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  • Marva Collins, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Marva Collins

    Marva Collins, the Chicago education pioneer who won praise for her innovative teaching approach at the West Side school she launched in 1975, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 78. Her son Patrick Collins announced the death. He said she had been a patient in hospice care in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Marva Collins started up the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago's...

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