From the Editor
Kurt Vonnegut was a poet, a dreamer, a soldier and most importantly to those at 139 W. State Street, a Sunnie.
Although most of us who currently work on the newspaper never met the man who changed the face of American literature during the 1960s and ’70s, his presence continues to animate The Cornell Daily Sun. Read More.
Goodbye Blue Monday. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ’44 speaks at The Sun’s 125th anniversary dinner.
April 12 2007
By SUN STAFF
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ’44, former Sun assistant managing editor and associate editor, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84.
Vonnegut’s wife, photographer Jill Krementz, said that he suffered brain injuries after a fall at his Manhattan home weeks ago.
Vonnegut, one of Cornell’s most famous alumni, wrote novels, essays, short fiction, poetry and plays. His novels became icons of ’60s and ’70s counterculture, and Vonnegut is often considered a literary idol. His work, including cult-classic Slaughterhouse Five, is still widely read today. Read More.
The Sun Remembers Kurt Vonnegut ’44
Current and past members of The Cornell Daily Sun were saddened last week to learn of the death of one of the most prolific and notable American writers of the 20th century. The Sun has a special relationship with Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ’44, who served as an assistant managing editor and associate editor at The Sun while he was a student at Cornell University. Read More…