Peter J. Binkert, a Michigan Linguistics alum, passed away on February 10. Peter wrote his dissertation on Latin syntax ("Case and Prepositional Constructions in a Transformational Grammar of Classical Latin") under the direction of Allan R. Keiler in 1970. He was on the faculty  at Oakland University since graduating from Michigan, where he was instrumental in establishing the now flourishing Linguistics Department. An obituary prepared by his Oakland colleagues is available at this link.