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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Bettyann Kevles, award-winning author in Yale’s history department

Kevles, an award-winning author who was a senior lecturer in Yale’s Department of History, died on Aug. 18, two days short of her 85th birthday.

Remembering Victor H. Vroom, 1932–2023

A pivotal figure in the history of Yale SOM, Vroom’s pioneering research into leadership and human motivation has been broadly influential.

Benno C. Schmidt Jr., Yale’s 20th president and renowned legal scholar

Schmidt, who launched a university campaign to improve the campus’s aging facilities, died at his home in New York on July 9.

Kristaps Keggi, MD, 1934–2023

Dr. Keggi, widely considered to be the pioneer of the anterior approach to total hip replacement, was also known for his philanthropic work. He died at age 88.

Regina Starolis, executive assistant to six Yale presidents

Starolis, an integral presence in Woodbridge Hall for more than four decades who was considered “the glue that held the university together,” died on June 22.