CRIST--Judith. Columbia Journalism School mourns the passing of Judith Crist '45, a renowned film critic and long-time professor. She taught our students with dedication and distinction for more than fifty years, and was not just a legendary teacher but also a loyal and active alumna. Her work was recently included in "50 Great Stories," a collection of outstanding work by Columbia journalists for the school's centennial celebration. Judith was a constant, warm presence in the life of Columbia Journalism School. We will miss her terribly, and send our condolences to her family.

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 10, 2012