In memoriam

Here we remember the scholars and teachers of Yale who have enriched us all through their pursuit of light and truth.

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Diana Kleiner, art historian and founding director of Yale Open Courses

Kleiner, an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans, died on Nov. 12. She was 76.

Robert Brustein, former Yale drama dean and Yale Repertory Theatre founder

Robert Brustein, a major figure in American theater who was dean of Yale’s drama school from 1966 to 1979, died on Oct. 29.

Joseph Solodow, erudite scholar, memorable Classics teacher

Solodow, a linguistic polymath who taught in Yale’s Department of Classics from 1985 through last year, died on Oct. 4. He was 76.

Louise Glück, Nobel laureate and beloved Yale mentor

Glück, who was regarded as one of America’s greatest writers by the time she arrived at Yale, in 2004, was a dedicated teacher and mentor to students.

Steven Isaac Crawford, sexton and ‘guardian angel’ of Battell Chapel

Crawford, who for more than three decades assisted services and events at Battell Chapel, died on Sept. 25.