Mitchell V. Charnley, 92, a retired University of Minnesota journalism professor whose students included Eric Sevareid, Harry Reasoner and Garrison Keillor, died Saturday in a Minneapolis hospital. He was the author of a number of textbooks, including "Reporting" and "News by Radio." His pioneering work in broadcast instruction earned him the 1963 Distinguished Achievement Award of the Radio-TV News Directors Association. And in 1968, he was awarded Sigma Delta Chi's Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.
Arturo Islas, 52, a Mexican-American novelist and university professor, died Friday of an AIDS-related illness at his home on the Stanford University campus in California. Mr. Islas, an English professor, published "The Rain God" in 1984 and "Migrant Souls" in 1990.