Former Dean With Eventful Tenure at Columbia Dies

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Henry Coleman, former Columbia Dean, passed away last week at age 79. Coleman was at the center of two of Columbia’s most troubling events: in ’68 he was taken hostage by students upset over planned expansion and in ’72 he was shot five times by undergrad suspended for poor academic performance. While Coleman officially left the University in 1980, he remained his classes’ correspondent for the alumni magazine up until his death.

Columbia and New York Times obituaries here.

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