Barbara Milberg Fisher, Professor, CCNY English. Died 31 May 2020.
We announce the passing of our beloved colleague Barbara Fisher, who taught at City College for more than thirty years. Brilliant, elegant and generous, Professor Fisher authored two scholarly books, Wallace Stevens: The Intensest Rendezvous (1990) and Noble Numbers, Subtle Words (1998), both written with the same fierce intelligence and dazzling learning that she brought into her classrooms. A third book, In Balanchine’s Company: A Dancer’s Memoir (2006), provides an account of her previous life as a dancer and soloist with The New York City Ballet. Nearly every aspect of our curriculum has been touched by Professor Fisher’s wisdom and insight, and her influence continues to shape our work at City College and our commitment to the students she cared for so deeply.