In Remembrance: Marie E. Borroff ’56PhD Died on July 5 2019

Scholar, poet, medievalist, translator, and teacher of English literature Marie E. Borroff passed away on July 5, 2019, in Branford, Connecticut.  She was 95. Borroff achieved a number of firsts at Yale: In 1959 she was the first woman appointed to Yale’s Department of English; in 1965 she was appointed a professor of English—one of the first two women granted tenure in any department of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and in 1991 she became the first woman to be named a Sterling Professor—the highest honor a Yale faculty member can earn.

Read the Yale Alumni Magazine's tribute to Professor Boroff, and the Yale OPAC obituary on the YaleNews page.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on October 26 in Battell Chapel on campus. 

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