December 25, 1991
WASHINGTON -- When Richard Berendzen had dinner recently with three faculty members from the college he presided over for 10 years, the former American University president talked about black holes, extra-terrestrial life and the cosmos -- other-worldly topics he reveled in as a one-time professor of astronomy.But, quickly, the conversation turned to the world he knew and loved best until the spring of 1990 -- the university stratosphere from which he descended abruptly after having been discovered making obscene telephone calls.
January 5, 2004
Helen Ruth Goldstein, a librarian for American University, died Wednesday of breast cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a two-year illness. She was 45 and a longtime Annapolis resident. Born into a Navy family in Shreveport, La., she lived in Connecticut and Hawaii before her family settled in 1965 in Annapolis, where she graduated from Annapolis High School in 1976. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1980 from American University and a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1981.
May 9, 1999
Steve Armas, 22, midfielder: Rookie. Starred last fall at Maryland. On all-NCAA Tournament team. Grew up in Potomac. Parade All-American three times at Bullis Prep. On 1994 U.S. Under-17 Youth World Championship team.Lloyd Barker, 28, forward: A-League veteran of three seasons with the Montreal Impact. Jamaican international 1995 and 1996.Chris Brown, 27, defender: London-born, Dallas-raised U.S. citizen was on A-League's New Orleans Storm last season. American University alumnus. Has played in Germany, Jamaica.
October 9, 2007
On July 9, 2007, D. GENE WILLE, 75, of The Villages, FL. Born October 20, 1931 in Baltimore, MD. He was a graduate of Penn State University, followed with his MBA at American University. Gene lived most of his life in Maryland. He retired from the National Security Agency as a cryptology group manager. He served his country and was a proud reservist retired Captain for the US Navy and continued as a Captain in the Reserve until his death. He is survived by his wife Joan, sons, Bob, Jim, daughter, Cindy, 4 grandchildren, and a brother Carroll.
April 14, 2012
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine. Born in East Orange, N.J., and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from City College's night school. He received a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also earned a master's. He received a doctoral degree in government and public administration from American University in Washington.
December 9, 1991
Rodney Walter Dennis, a Baltimore native and an administrator at American University in Washington, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 39 and lived in Washington.Services were being held today at City Temple of Baltimore Baptist Church, Eutaw and Dolphin streets.Since 1988, Dr. Dennis had been educational director for Return-to-School programs at American University. He worked to create links between the university and black churches in the District of Columbia and helped develop the Metropolitan Baptist Church-American University scholarship program for adults.