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list of Cornell University alumni includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. Cornell counted 245,027 living alumni as of August 2008. Its alumni constitute 31 [1 ] Marshall Scholars and 28 Rhodes Scholars, [1 ] and Cornell is the only university with three female winners ( [2 ] Pearl S. Buck, Barbara McClintock, and Toni Morrison) of unshared Nobel Prizes among its graduates. [3 ] Many alumni maintain university ties through [4 ] Homecoming's reunion weekend, through Cornell Magazine, and through the [5 ] Cornell Club of New York. In 2005, Cornell ranked #3 nationwide for gifts and bequests from alumni. Alumni are known as [1 ] Cornellians.
Cornellians are noted for their accomplishments in public, professional, and corporate life.
[1 ] [6 ] Lee Teng-hui was president of Taiwan, [7 ] Mario García Menocal was president of Cuba, [8 ] Jamshid Amuzegar ('50) was prime minister of Iran, [9 ] Hu Shih ('14) was a Chinese reformer and representative to the United Nations, [10 ] Janet Reno ('60) was the first female United States Attorney General, and [11 ] Ruth Bader Ginsburg ('54) serves on the Supreme Court. Alumnus [12 ] David Starr Jordan (1872) was the founding president of Stanford University, and [13 ] M. Carey Thomas (1877) founded Bryn Mawr College. Additionally, alumnus [14 ] Matt Urban ('41) holds the distinction as the most decorated serviceman in United States history. [15 ]
Cornellians in business include:
Citigroup CEO Sanford Weill ('55), [16 ] Goldman Sachs Group Chairman Stephen Friedman ('59), [17 ] Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld ('75, '77, '80), [18 ] Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini ('84), [19 ] S.C. Johnson & Son CEO Fisk Johnson ('79, '80, '82, '84, '86), [20 ] Cargill Chairman Warren Staley ('67), [21 ] Chevron Chairman Kenneth T. Derr ('59), [22 ] Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse ('77), [23 ] Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam ('76), [24 ] Mastercard CEO Robert Selander ('72), [25 ] Coors Brewing Company CEO Adolph Coors ('37), [26 ] Burger King founder James McLamore ('47), [27 ] Loews Corporation Chairman Andrew Tisch ('71), [28 ] New York Private Bank & Trust Chairman Howard Milstein ('73), [29 ] Baupost Group founder Seth Klarman ('79), [30 ] Hotels.com founder David Litman ('79), [31 ] Palm founder Jeff Hawkins ('79), [32 ] PeopleSoft founder David Duffield ('62), [33 ] Priceline.com founder Jay Walker ('77), [34 ] Staples founder Myra Hart ('62), [35 ] Qualcomm founder Irwin M. Jacobs ('56), [36 ] Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney ('56), [37 ] Lubna Olayan CEO Olayan Financing Company, the holding entity for Olayan Group ('77), and [38 ] Tata Group CEO Ratan Tata ('62). [39 ]
In medicine, alumnus
Robert Atkins ('55) developed the Atkins Diet, [40 ] Henry Heimlich ('47) developed the Heimlich maneuver, [41 ] Wilson Greatbatch ('50) invented the pacemaker, [42 ] James Maas ('66; also a faculty member) coined the term " power nap", and [43 ] C. Everett Koop ('41) served as Surgeon General of the United States. [44 ]
A number of Cornellians have been prominent innovators.
Thomas Midgley, Jr. ('11) invented Freon, [45 ] Jon Rubinstein ('78) is credited with the development of the iPod, and [46 ] Robert Tappan Morris developed the first computer worm on the Internet. Eight Cornellians have served as NASA astronauts, Steve Squyres ('81) is the principal investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, and [47 ] Bill Nye ('77) is well known as " The Science Guy". [48 ]
Toni Morrison ('55; Nobel laureate) is well known for her novel , Beloved Pearl S. Buck ('25; Nobel laureate) authored , The Good Earth and [49 ] E. B. White ('21) authored and Charlotte's Web . Stuart Little [50 ] Thomas Pynchon ('59) won the National Book Award for . Gravity's Rainbow Kurt Vonnegut, author of and Slaughterhouse-Five , attended Cornell from 1940-1944 and was Assistant Managing Editor of the Cat's Cradle Cornell Daily Sun. Media personalities who have graduated from Cornell include conservative Ann Coulter ('84) and [51 ] liberals Bill Maher ('78) and Keith Olbermann ('79). [52 ]
Several Cornellians have also achieved critical acclaim in entertainment.
Christopher Reeve ('74) played , Superman [16 ] Frank Morgan was The Wizard of Oz, Jimmy Smits ('82) was in , Star Wars and [16 ] Ronald D. Moore created the 2004 remake of . On the architectural front, alumnus Battlestar Galactica Richmond Shreve (1902) designed the Empire State Building, and [53 ] Raymond M. Kennedy ('15) designed Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. [54 ]
In athletics, Cornell graduates include football legend
Glenn "Pop" Warner (1894), former head coach of the [55 ] United States men's national soccer team Bruce Arena ('73), [56 ] National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman ('74), six-time [57 ] Stanley Cup winning hockey goalie Ken Dryden ('69) and [58 ] Toronto Raptors president Bryan Colangelo ('87). Alumni also include [59 ] Super Bowl champions Kevin Boothe and Ed Marinaro ('71). [60 ]
Fictional alumni have been portrayed in several films, television shows, and books. Characters include
Andy Bernard of , The Office Natalie Keener of [61 ] , Up in the Air and Christina Pagniacci (portrayed by [62 ] Cameron Diaz) in . Any Given Sunday [63 ] Nobel laureates [edit ] Physics Peace, literature, or economics Physiology or medicine Government [edit ] Heads of State [edit ] U.S. Cabinet and cabinet-level ranks [edit ] Sandy Berger (B.A. 1967 Government) – National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton, 1997–2001 Samuel W. Bodman (B.S. 1961 Chemical Engineering) – Deputy Secretary of Commerce, 2001–03; Secretary of Energy, 2005–2009 Lincoln D. Faurer (attended, did not graduate) – Director, National Security Agency 1981–85 Stephen Hadley (B.A. 1969 Government) – National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, 2005–2009 Eugene K. Jones – (M.A. 1908 Social Science) Member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Black Cabinet, Executive Secretary of the National Urban League, Founder of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity C. Everett Koop (M.D. 1941) – Surgeon General of the United States under president Ronald Reagan, 1982–89 Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (undergrad 1909–10, 1912–13, dropped out) – Secretary of the Treasury, 1934–45 Edmund Muskie (LL.B. 1939) – Governor of Maine, 1955–59; Senator from Maine, 1959–80; Vice Presidential Candidate, 1968; Secretary of State, 1980–81 Samuel Pierce (B.A. 1947, J.D. 1949; Trustee, 1972–77, 1978–82) – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Ronald Reagan, 1981–89 Thomas C. Reed (B.S. 1956 Mechanical Engineering) – Secretary of the Air Force under Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, 1976–77 Janet Reno (B.A. 1960 Chemistry; Professor) – Attorney General under Bill Clinton, 1993–2001 William P. Rogers (LL.B. 1937) – Attorney General, 1957–61), Secretary of State, 1969–73), Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 1973 Louis Wade Sullivan (Medical College Resident) – Founder and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, 1975, Secretary of Health and Human Services under George H. W. Bush, 1989–93 Paul Wolfowitz (B.A. 1965 Mathematics and Chemistry) – Deputy Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, 2001–05, President of the World Bank, 2005–2007 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, senators, and governors [edit ] Joseph B. Foraker (B.A. 1869) – Governor of Ohio, 1886–90). Senator, Ohio, 1897–1909). One of eight members of Cornell's first graduating class. [65 ] Douglas H. Ginsburg (B.S. 1970) – U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg (B.A. 1954 Government) – U.S. Supreme Court associate justice Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. (1924) – Representative, Missouri 11th District, 1935–40). Senator, Missouri, 1951–60). Philip H. Hoff (J.D. 1951) – Governor of Vermont, 1963–69). First Democrat to serve in that position since the Civil War. [66 ] Mark Kirk (B.A. 1981 History) – Illinois 10th District, 2001–2011; Senator, 2011–present Goodwin Knight (graduate study 1919–20) – Governor of California, 1953–1959 Chuck Robb (undergrad 1957–58, transferred) – Senator, Virginia, 1989–2001 John T. Morrison (LL.B. degree 1890) - sixth Governor of Idaho 1903-1905 [67 ] U.S. Congressmen [edit ] John G. Alexander (J.D. 1916) – Minnesota 3rd District, 1939–41 Rob Andrews (J.D. 1982) – New Jersey 1st District, 1990–present Andrew Biemiller (B.A. 1926) – Wisconsin, 1945–47, 1949–51 Frederick Van Ness Bradley (1921) – Michigan, 1939–47 Abraham Lincoln Brick (undergrad) – Indiana, 1899–1908 Hansen Clarke (B.F.A.) - Michigan 13th District, 2010–present Barber Conable (B.A. 1942 Medieval History, LL.B. 1948) – New York 37th District, 1965–73; 35th District, 1973–83; 30th District, 1983–85; President of the World Bank, 1986–91 Maurice Connolly (1897) – Iowa, 1913–15 Thomas Joseph Downey (B.S. 1970) – New York 2nd District, 1975–93 Bob Filner (B.A. 1963 Chemistry, Ph.D. 1973 History of Science) – California 50th District, 1993–2003, 51st District, 2003–2012; San Diego mayor, 21/3/12-present Gabrielle Giffords (M.R.P. 1996) – Arizona, 8th District, 2007–2012 Norman Judd Gould (M.E. 1899) – New York, 1915–23 Gilbert Gude (B.S. 1948) – Maryland 8th District, 1967–77 Edwin Arthur Hall – New York, 1939–53 Nan Hayworth (M.D. 1985) – New York 19th district, 2011 – present Joseph Clifford Hendrix (studies 1870–73; Trustee) – New York, 1893–95 Frank Horton (L.L.B. 1947) – New York 36th District, 1963–73), 34th District, 1973–83), 29th District, 1983–93 Charles Samuel Joelson (B.A. 1937, L.L.B. 1939) – New Jersey, 1961–69 Clarence Evans Kilburn (1916) – New York, 1940–65 Mark Kirk (B.A. 1981 History) – Illinois 10th District, 2001–2011; Senator, 2011–present Gary Alcide Lee (graduate study 1963) – New York, 1979–83 Norman F. Lent (L.L.B. 1957) – New York 5th District, 1971–73), 4th District, 1973–93 Lewis Henry, 1909) – New York, 1922–23 Richard Dean McCarthy (graduate study) – New York, 1965–71 Clement Woodnutt Miller, 1946 Industrial & Labor Relations) – California, 1959–62 Robert J. Mrazek (B.A. 1967 Government) – New York 3rd District, 1983–93 James R. Olin (B.E.E. 1943) – Virginia, 1983–93 Richard Ottinger (B.A. 1950) – New York, 1965–71, 1975–85); Founder and second staff member of the Peace Corps, 1961–64); Dean of Pace Law School, 1994–99 Edward Worthington Pattison (B.A. 1953, L.L.B. 1957) – New York, 1975–79 James Parker (1887) – New York 29th District, 1913–33 John Raymond Pillion (L.L.B. 1927) – New York, 1953–65 Alexander Pirnie (1924, J.D. 1926) – New York 34th District, 1959–63), 32nd District, 1963–73 Daniel A. Reed (1898) – New York 43rd District, 1919–45, 1953–59), 45th District, 1945–53 Henry Schoellkopf Reuss (B.A. 1933) – Wisconsin, 1955–83 Howard Winfield Robison (1937, law 1939) – New York, 1958–75 James A. Roe (School of Military Aeronautics 1917) – New York, 1945–47 George Shiras III (1881) – Pennsylvania, 1903–05 Henry P. Smith III (law 1936) – New York, 1965–75 Sam Steiger – ( Arizona), 1946–47, attended two years Elmer E. Studley (1894) – New York, 1933–35 Frank Sundstrom (1924) – New Jersey 11th District, 1943–49 Paul Harold Todd, Jr. (B.S. 1942) – Michigan, 1965–67), CEO of Planned Parenthood, 1967–70 William Edgar Tuttle, Jr. (undergrad 1887–89) – New Jersey, 1911–15 George Ernest Waldo (undergrad 1868–70) – New York, 1905–09 John De Witt Warner (1872) – New York, 1891–95 John S. Wold (M.S. 1939) – Wyoming, 1969–71 Diplomats [edit ] William Brownfield (1974) – U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, 2004–present Chan Heng Chee (M.A. 1967 Government) – Singapore's ambassador to the U.S., 1996–present Arthur Hobson Dean (B.A. 1921, L.L.B. 1923) – international law expert, chief U.S. negotiator at Panmunjeom, assisted with negotiations for Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, delegate to the United Nations, Alan Keyes (undergrad 1968–69, transferred) – Diplomat, U.S. Presidential candidate, 1996, 2000; U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland (1988, 1992) and Illinois (2004) Jerome H. Holland (B.S. 1939, M.S. 1941) – First black member of the New York Stock Exchange; President of Delaware State University (1953–60) and Hampton University (1960–70); U.S. ambassador to Sweden, 1970–73; chairman of the American Red Cross, 1979–85 Edwin Jackson Kyle (M.S. 1902) – U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, 1945–48; namesake of Kyle Field Sol Linowitz (J.D. 1938, Trustee, 1966–95) – Diplomat, Ambassador, Chairman of Xerox, 1960–66; Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 1998 Jacob Gould Schurman, Professor of Philosophy, President (1892–1920). Ambassador to Germany (1925–1929) Hu Shih (B.A. 1914) – China's ambassador to the U.S., 1938–42; philosopher; poet Sao-Ke Alfred Sze (B.A. 1901) – China's ambassador to the U.S. and later UK, founding member of World Bank; First Chinese student to attend Cornell Willard Straight (B.Arch. 1901) – American diplomat, investment banker, publisher, World War I veteran, namesake of Willard Straight Hall Andrew Dickson White, co-founder, first President (1866–1885), and Professor of History. Ambassador to Germany (1879–1881, 1897–1902), Ambassador to Russia (1892–1894); namesake of White Hall and the Andrew Dickson White House Judges and lawyers [edit ] Floyd Abrams (B.A. 1956) – Co-Counsel, The New York Times " Pentagon Papers" case Mary Donlon Alger (LLB 1920) – U.S. Customs Court Judge and first female editor-in-chief of the Cornell Law Quarterly and of a US law review Mark J. Bennett (J.D. 1979) – Attorney General of Hawaii Boris Bittker (B.A. 1938) – Prominent professor Leonie Brinkema (J.D. 1976) – U.S. District Court Judge George B. Clementson (B.L. 1892) – Author of , the first treatise on The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen bicycle law. Harry T. Edwards (B.A. 1962 Industrial & Labor Relations) – Chief justice, U.S. Court of Appeals Peter T. Farrell (B.A. 1922), Queens County Court judge who presided over the trial of bank robber Willie Sutton. [68 ] Charles Garside (J.D. 1923) – New York City municipal judge, active in New York State Government Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg (B.A. 1970) – Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, planned presidential nomination to U.S. Supreme Court announced. Michael Goldsmith (B.S 1972, J.D. 1975) – leading Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) expert and ALS Advocate. William E. Grauer (B.A. 1971, J.D. 1974) – Partner, Cooley LLP Judge Frank H. Hiscock (A.B. 1875) Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (1916–1926), Chairman of Cornell Board of Trustees, and decided the Chester Gillette murder case. Edith Jones (B.A. 1971 Economics) – Judge, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals H. David Kotz (J.D. 1990) – Inspector General of the SEC Walter Chadwick Noyes (1888) – Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Philip Perry (J.D. 1990) – General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security Robin S. Rosenbaum (B.A. 1988) - Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. [69 ] Max Rosenn (B.A. 1929) – Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Jan Schlichtmann (J.D. 1977) – Civil action lawyer whose story was made into the film A Civil Action, in which Schlichtmann is played by John Travolta Leah Ward Sears (B.S. 1976) – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Elbert Tuttle (B.A. 1918, LL.B. 1923) – Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals; ruled on many fundamental 1954 civil-rights cases Honorable Paul A. Crotty (LL. B 1967) - Judge, Southern District of New York Medal of Honor recipients [edit ] Alan Louis Eggers -- Sergeant, United States Army, World War I. Awarded for heroic actions near Le Catelet, France. Matt Urban (Matty L. Urbanowitz, B.A. 1941, History, Government) -- Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (1941–46), 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, World War II. Awarded for valorous actions in France and Belgium. Other government [edit ] George Bell, Jr. ( LL.B., 1894), United States Army Major General who commanded the 33rd Infantry Division in World War I and later the United States VI Corps. William B. Broydrick, Wisconsin politician Parley Parker Christensen, Utah and California politician, Esperantist Ernest E. Cole (B.S. 1895) – Commissioner of Education of the State of New York, 1940–1942 Edwin L. Crawford, first county executive of Broome County, New York Stephen Friedman (B.A. 1959; Trustee, 1993–) – Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (2005–), former assistant for economic policy to President George W. Bush (2002–04) and director of the United States National Economic Council, 2003–04; former chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, 1990–94. Jesse Root Grant (undergrad 1874–77, dropped out) – Son of U.S. President Ulysses S Grant Mark J. Green (B.A. 1967) – Government consumer-affairs activist, New York Public Advocate, 1994–2001 Howard Hart – Central Intelligence Agency officer Donald Kerr (B.S. 1963) – Assistant Director of the F.B.I., former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory Isaac Herzog, Israeli politician Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (Ph.D. 1950) – Governor of Bihar, India, 1979–85, 1993–98 Stephen D. Krasner (B.A. 1963) – Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department, professor of political science at Stanford University Edward M. House (undergrad 1877–80, dropped out) – Foreign policy advisor for Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Florence Kelley (B.A. 1882) – Political and social reformer Celso Lafer (Ph.D. 1970) – Foreign Minister (1992–1992, 2001–2002) and Commerce Minister (1999–1999) of Brazil Harold O. Levy (B.A. 1974, J.D. 1977) – Chancellor of New York City Schools 2000–2002 Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol (LL.M. 2002, J.S.D. 2005) – Princess of Thailand [70 ] Kyle E. McSlarrow (Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Benjamin Nichols (B.S. 1946, M.S. 1949) – Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering and Socialist mayor of Ithaca (1989–1995). Ralph Perlman (Bachelor's) - Louisiana state budget director, 1967-1988 [71 ] Roberto Prats (B.A. 1990 Public Political Analysis and Economics) – Senator of Puerto Rico Charles Gilbert Peterson Mayor of Lockport, NY and contractor Anna E. Roosevelt (did not graduate) – Daughter of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt David William Thomas (B.A. prior to 1900) – Louisiana journalist, attorney, educator, politician Tsai Ing-wen (LL.M. 1980) – Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan and former Vice Premier William Wallace, Baron Wallace of Saltaire (Ph.D.) – scholar and Liberal Democrat peer Roy P. Wilcox (LL.B. 1897) – Wisconsin politician [edit ] Mathematics [edit ] Physics [edit ] Astronomy [edit ] Chemistry [edit ] Computer science and engineering [edit ] Edmund M. Clarke (M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1976) – winner of the 2007 Association for Computing Machinery A.M. Turing Award, winner of the IEEE Computer Society Harry H. Goode Memorial Award Robert L. Cook (M.S. 1981 Computer Graphics) – Academy Award for creation of RenderMan rendering software Andrew C. Greenberg (B.S. 1979) – Co-creator of the massively successful early computer game Wizardry Donald P. Greenberg (B.C.E. 1958, Ph.D. 1968) – Computer graphics pioneer and educator Morton Heilig (1943) – Early virtual reality pioneer, inventor William Higinbotham (graduate study) – Developer of , 1958, one of the earliest video games Tennis for Two Jon Kleinberg (B.S. 1993, Professor of Computer Science) – MacArthur Fellow, researcher of combinatorial network structure Jai Menon(PhD, 1992 and M.S. 1989) – Winner of InformationWeek Global CIO 50 (USA, 2009), NASSCOMM IT Innovation Award 2006, Director of Technology, Bharti Enterprises, 30+ patents (Rich Media), Implemented innovative S1 contract with IBM for Bharti Airtel Robert S. Langer (B.S. 1970 Chemical Engineering) – Leading figure in biochemical engineering, author of over 500 patents and 800 scientific papers Marc Levoy (B.Arch. 1976, M.S. 1978 Architecture) – Developed technology and algorithms for digitizing 3D objects that led to the Digital Michelangelo Project Shu-tian Li (Ph.D. 1928) -Studied hydaulic issues in China, grandfather of Steven Chu Douglas McIlroy (B.E.P. 1954) – Inventor of the pipes and filters architecture of Unix and the concept of software componentry Al Seckel – Creator of the Darwin Fish Steven Sinofsky (B.S. 1987) - Microsoft computer engineer, president of Windows division, 2009-2012. John A. Swanson (B.S. 1962, M.S. 1963) – founder of ANSYS and John Fritz Medal winner William J. Wilgus (correspondence student, 1883-1885) - designer and chief engineer for the building of Grand Central Terminal, 1902-1913 [73 ] Robert Woodhead – Co-creator of the massively successful early computer game and co-founder of Wizardry AnimEigo Padmasree Warrior (M.S., Chemical Engineering) – Chief Technical Officer at Cisco Industrial and labor relations [edit ] Biology, ecology, botany and nutrition [edit ] Margaret Altmann - Biologist [74 ] Robert C. Baker (B.S. 1943; Professor) – Inventor of the chicken nugget Stephen Moulton Babcock, developed the "single-grain experiment" (in 1907–11) that would lead to the development of nutrition as a science. Frank E. Buck, Canadian horticulturalist. John Henry Comstock (B.S. 1874; Professor) – Pioneer in entomology research and education Milislav Demerec (Ph.D. 1923 Genetics) – Geneticist and long serving director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Keith Downey (Ph.D. 1961) – Inventor of canola oil Arthur Rose Eldred (B.S. 1916 Agriculture) – America's first Eagle Scout, 1912), agriculturalist Louis Agassiz Fuertes (B.A 1897; Lecturer 1923–?) – Ornithologist and illustrator Veranus Alva Moore (B.S. 1887; Professor of Veterinary Medicine 1896–1908, Dean of Vet School, 1908–29) – Bacteriologist and pathologist Roger Morse (B.S. 1950, M.S. 1953, Ph.D. 1955; Professor) – Apiculture author, teacher, researcher Theobald Smith (B.Phil 1881) – microbiologist and pathologist who discovered the causes of several infectious and parasitic diseases, and anaphylaxis Philip Edward Smith (Ph. D. 1912, Anatomy) – Endocrinologist who demonstrated function of pituitary gland by performing hypophysectomies in rats. Medicine [edit ] Robert Atkins (M.D. 1955) – Creator of the Atkins Diet and an author on health and nutrition Emily Dunning Barringer (B.S. 1897) – First female ambulance surgeon in the U.S. Joshua B. Bederson (B.A. 1979) – Chief of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and author of Treatment of Carotid Disease: A Practitioner's Manual Dean Edell (B.A. 1963 Zoology, M.D. 1967) – Physician and media personality Alfred Freedman (B.S. 1937) – Psychiatrist who led move to destigmatize same sex orientation; former president of American Psychiatry Association [75 ] Wilson Greatbatch (B.E.E. 1950) – Engineer and inventor who advanced the development of early implantable pacemakers and lithium ion batteries Henry Heimlich (B.A. 1941, M.D. 1943) – Inventor of the Heimlich maneuver Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, chairman of the Functional Medicine Institute and founder of the UltraWellness Center Philip Levine (M.D. 1923) – Immunohematologist; discovered the Rh factor in blood in 1939. Robert Millman (undergrad; Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, Medical College) – Drug abuse expert, former Medical Director for Major League Baseball Cecilia Mettler (Ph.D. 1938)- medical historian Lt. Gen. James Peake, US Army (ret) (M.D. 1972) – former Surgeon General of the United States Army Gregory Goodwin Pincus (B.S. 1924) – Co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill. Alvin F. Poussaint (M.D. 1960) – Child-rearing expert Daniel Elmer Salmon (B.S. 1872, D.V.M. 1872) – Namesake of salmonella; first D.V.M. in the United States Benjamin Spock (medical residency; Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College, 1933–47) – Author of , one of the best selling books of all time The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Ida S. Scudder (M.D. 1899, Medical Missionary in India; Founder of Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamilandu) Kevin J. Tracey (neurosurgery residency, 1992) – President, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, neurosurgeon and immunologist who discovered the Inflammatory Reflex NASA astronauts [edit ] Social sciences [edit ] Anthropology and sociology [edit ] Edward Bernays (B.S. 1912 Agriculture) – Public relations practitioner, author of Propaganda Ken Blanchard (B.A. 1961, Ph.D. 1967) – Management consultant, co-author of The One Minute Manager Alfred Blumstein (B.A., Ph.D.) – Criminologist and former dean of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University Kimberle Crenshaw: Founder of Critical Race Theory, highly influential black feminist and race theorist Harry Edwards (Ph.D. 1970) – sociologist noted for work on race and sports, Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley Daniel A. Foss (B.A.) – Sociologist, author of Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements (1986), Freak Culture: Life Style and Politics (1972) John Naisbitt (Best-selling writer in the area of futures studies Tom Peters (B.C.E. 1965, M.C.E. 1966) – Business management motivational guru G. William Skinner (B.A. 1948, Ph.D. 1954) - anthropologist and sinologist best known for his delineation of the physiographic macroregions of China Julian Steward (B.A. 1925 Zoology and Biology) – Anthropologist best known for his development of a scientific theory of cultural evolution Economics [edit ] Government [edit ] Psychology [edit ] Humanities [edit ] Philosophy [edit ] Francis Fukuyama (B.A.) – an American philosopher, political economist, and professor at Johns Hopkins University Edmund Gettier – American philosopher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; owes his reputation to a single three-page paper published in 1963 called "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" Sterling Harwood (J.D. 1983, M.A. 1986 & Ph.D. 1992) – American lawyer, professor and philosopher, author of "Eleven Objections to Utilitarianism" John Warwick Montgomery (A.B. 1952) American lawyer, professor, theologian and academic known for his work in the field of Christian Apologetics. [77 ] Thomas Nagel (B.A. 1958) – Philosopher, author of What is it like to be a bat? George Ashton Oldham (A.B. 1902) – Episcopal Bishop, peace activist, and writer May Gorslin Preston Slosson (Ph.D. 1880) - Suffragist, first woman in the United States to get her Ph.D. in philosophy Samuel Weber (Ph.D. 1960) – Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Northwestern University, as well as a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland Paul Ziff (B.F.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1951) – American artist and philosopher specializing in semantics and aesthetics Literature [edit ] Diane Ackerman (M.F.A. 1973 Poetry, M.A. 1976, Ph.D. 1978) – Author, poet, and naturalist Gerald Taiaiake Alfred (M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 1994) – Scholar, author, and adviser to indigenous nations Morris Bishop (B.A. 1913, M.A. 1914, Ph.D. 1926; Professor of Romance Literature) – Biographer, author, humorist, wrote the preeminent history of the university, A History of Cornell Harold Bloom (B.A. 1952) – Literary and cultural scholar-critic Susan Brownmiller (B.A. 1956) – Feminist author and activist Murray Burnett (B.A. 1931) – Author of the play Everybody Comes to Rick's, which was turned into the film Casablanca George Lincoln Burr (B.A. 1881; John Stambaugh Professor of History 1888–?) – U.S. historian, diplomat, author, and educator George Cockcroft (B.A. 1954) – Author, , uses the pen name The Dice Man Luke Rhinehart Junot Díaz (M.F.A. 1995) – Critically acclaimed, Pulitzer-Prize-winning short-story writer Alice Dunbar-Nelson – Poet, journalist, political activist, Harlem Renaissance influence Barry Eisler (J.D. 1989) – Author, novelist Roger Evans (B.A. 1974) – Author, Old Buck: Sexuality, Secrets and the Civil War Richard Fariña (B.A. 1962 English) – Author, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, folk singer Jessie Redmon Fauset (B.A. 1905) – author from the Harlem Renaissance Alice Fulton (M.F.A. 1982; Ann S. Bowers Distinguished Professor of English) – Poet, author, feminist, MacArthur Fellow William H. Gass (Ph.D. 1954 Philosophy) – Author, essayist Martin Hägglund (Ph.D. 2009 Comparative Literature) – Literary theorist, philosopher Lynne Hanley (B.A. English) – Literary critic E. D. Hirsch (B.A., 1950) literary critic and educational theorist Laura Howes (B.A. English) - Scholar of Middle English literature Minfong Ho (B.A. Economics) – Chinese-American author Laura Z. Hobson – Author, Gentleman's Agreement Clifford Irving (B.A. 1951) – Author of the Howard Hughes biography hoax Anne LaBastille (B.A. 1955, Ph.D. 1969) – Author and award-winning conservationist James H. Morey, medievalist Lorrie Moore (M.F.A. 1982) – Prize-winning short-story writer and novelist Ira B. Nadel (Ph.D. 1970) - Prize-winning biographer and literary critic George Jean Nathan (1904) – Author, critic Nicholas Nicastro (B.A. 1985 English, M.A. 1991 Archaeology, Ph.D. 2003 Psychology) – Historical novelist Téa Obreht (MFA 2009) – novelist, The Tiger's Wife Julie Orringer (B.A. 1994 English) - short-story writer and novelist Thomas Perry (B.A. 1969) – Novelist, Edgar Award winner. Thomas Pynchon (B.A. 1959 English) – Author, and Gravity's Rainbow The Crying of Lot 49 Kenneth Roberts (B.A. 1908) – Novelist, Northwest Passage Laura Riding (attended 1918–21) – Poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, leader in modernism. Matt Ruff (B.A. 1988) – Author, Fool on the Hill Joanna Russ (B.A. 1957 English; Professor) – Feminist author, The Female Man Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (undergrad) – Critical theorist, literature professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Ph.D. 1967 Comparative Literature) – Post-colonialist theorist, Can the Subaltern Speak? Winner of Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy William Stokoe (B.A. 1941, Ph.D. 1946 English) – Pioneered research on American Sign Language. Co-authored A Dictionary of American Sign Language on Linguistic Principles (1965), the first attempt to systematically represent and characterize ASL phonology. William Strunk Jr. (Ph.D. 1896; Professor) – Author of The Elements of Style Hendrik Willem van Loon (1905; Professor of History 1915–17) – Author of the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature Kurt Vonnegut (undergrad 1941–1944) – Author, , Slaughterhouse-Five , and Cat's Cradle . Breakfast of Champions Lauren Weisberger (B.A. 1999 English) – Author, and The Devil Wears Prada Everyone Worth Knowing E. B. White (B.A. 1921) – Author, and Charlotte's Web ; Co-author, Stuart Little The Elements of Style Dick Wimmer—(B.A. 1958) – novelist Seksan Prasertkul History [edit ] Glenn C. Altschuler (Ph.D. 1976) – Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and Vice President for University Relations at Cornell University Barbara Watson Andaya (Ph.D. 1975) – Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Leonard Andaya (Ph.D. 1972) – Professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Hawaii Charnvit Kasetsiri (Ph.D. 1972) – Thai historian and former President of Thammasat University William McNeill (Ph.D. 1947) – Historian, author of The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community Anthony Milner (Ph.D.) – Basham Professor of Asian History, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University Milton Osborne (Ph.D.) – Australian historian, author, and consultant specializing in Southeast Asia. Merle Calvin Ricklefs (Ph.D.) – Scholar of the history and current affairs of Indonesia Kazys Varnelis (M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1994) – historian and theorist of architecture, specializing in network culture David K. Wyatt (Ph.D. 1966) – John Stambaugh Professor of History and Asian Studies, Emeritus, Cornell University Music [edit ] Robert Alexander Anderson (1916) – Composer, wrote Christmas song Mele Kalikimaka Herbert Barrett (B.A. 1930) – Talent manager for hundreds of famous artists from the 1930s up into the 2000s Harry Chapin (dropped out) – Folk musician, Cat's in the Cradle Henrique de Curitiba (M.F.A. 1981) – Polish-Brazilian composer Mack David – Eight-time Academy Award nominee for songs including Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Joscelyn Godwin (Ph.D. 1969 Musicology) – Musicologist, translator, historian of the esoteric Greg Graffin (Ph.D. 1991 Evolutionary Biology) – Lead singer and co-founder of Bad Religion Laurens Hammond (B.S. 1916 Mechanical Engineering) – Inventor of the Hammond organ Jesse Harris (B.A.) – Grammy-award winning songwriter who wrote " Don't Know Why" and " Come Away with Me", songs popularized by the artist Norah Jones John S. Hilliard (D.M.A. 1983) – Classical Composer Huey Lewis (undergrad 1967–69, dropped out) – Rock musician, Huey Lewis and the News Robert Moog (Ph.D. 1965) – Inventor of the Moog synthesizer Steve Reich (B.A. 1957) – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Cary Sherman (1968) – Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America Christopher Rouse (D.M.A. 1977) – Classical composer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music Steven Stucky (D.M.A. 1978; Professor of Music Composition) – Pulitzer Prize winning composer Paul Francis Webster (undergrad 1927–28, transferred) – Academy and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Peter Yarrow (B.A. 1959) – Folksinger, Peter, Paul and Mary Architecture and design [edit ] Edmund Bacon ( B.Arch. 1932) – Urban planner, reshaped Philadelphia, 1949–70 Albert Cassell (B.Arch. 1919) – Designed buildings for Howard University, Morgan State University, and Virginia Union University Gilmore David Clarke (B.S. 1913 Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering) – Designed the Central Park Zoo and the Unisphere Peter Eisenman (B.Arch. 1955) – A foremost practitioner of deconstructivism in American architecture Lee S Jablin (B.Arch. 1971) – Founding Partner of Harman Jablin Architects Robert Trent Jones, 1931) – Designer of about 500 golf courses Raymond M. Kennedy (B.Arch. 1915) – Designed Grauman's Chinese Theatre Rem Koolhaas (M.Arch.) – Dutch architect, journalist, and screenwriter David Macpherson (Civil Engineering) – City planner for San Antonio, Texas, designed Santa Fe Railroad Tomás Mapúa (B.Arch. 1911) – Founded the Mapúa Institute of Technology. First Filipino to earn a degree in Architecture. Richard Meier (B.Arch. 1957, Professor) – Pritzker Architecture Prize, AIA Gold Medal winner Charles Morse Stotz (B.Arch. 1921, Master's) - Architect, historian, and preservationist of Western Pennsylvania. [78 ] William Henry Miller (B.Arch 1872) – Designed many iconic buildings on Cornell's Ithaca campus Enrique Norten (M.Arch. 1980) – Mexican architect, professor, 2003 World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition jury member Nathaniel A. Owings (B.Arch. 1927) – founding partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill which popularized the International style after World War II Richmond Shreve (B.Arch.) – Partner of architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon that designed the Empire State Building Vertner Tandy (M.Arch.) – Architect whose most famous commission was probably Villa Lewaro, the mansion of Harlem millionairess Madam C.J. Walker, Founder of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Jan V. White (B.Arch. 1951) – Communication designer, educator and writer E. Stewart Williams (B.Arch.) – Palm Springs, California-based architect with a distinctive modernist style Fine arts and photography [edit ] Media [edit ] Journalism [edit ] Eric Alterman (B.A. 1982 History and Government) – Author and columnist Margaret Bourke-White (B.A. 1927) – Photojournalist Rodney A. Brooks (B.S. 1975 – Personal Finance Editor, USA TODAY Julius Chambers (B.A. 1870) – author, editor, journalist, travel writer, and activist against psychiatric abuse. [80 ] C.J. Chivers (B.A. 1987) – Foreign correspondent, The New York Times Charles Collingwood (B.A. 1939) – Broadcast journalist and foreign correspondent Ann Coulter (B.A. 1984 History) – Book author and columnist S.E. Cupp (B.A. 2000 Art History) - Co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle Michael Dirda (Ph.D. 1975, Comparative Literature) – Pulitzer Prize winning book critic for the Washington Post Jessica Ettinger - (B.S. 1997) News Anchor, 1010 WINS New York, Contributor, Billboard Jeffrey Gettleman (B.A. 1994) – Foreign correspondent, The New York Times Philip Gourevitch (B.A. 1986) – Editor, The Paris Review Steven Lagerfeld (B.A. 1977) – Editor, The Wilson Quarterly Carolyn Gusoff (B.A. 1984) – reporter and anchor with WNBC in New York City Austin H. Kiplinger (B.A. 1939) – Journalist, editor of The Kiplinger Letter, founder of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, winner of the Peabody Award John S. Knight – Major newspaper publisher and editor, Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Lichtblau (B.A. 1987 English and Political Science) – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for national reporting with The New York Times James C. McKinley, Jr. (B.A. 1984) – foreign correspondent, The New York Times Philip Merrill (B.A. 1955 Government, Trustee) – Owner and publisher of The Capital Daily Newspaper in Annapolis, MD and magazine; international statesman; adviser to U.S. Presidents Washingtonian China Okasi (B.A. 2001 English) - Editor, journalist and political commentator Keith Olbermann (B.S. 1979 Communication) – Sportscaster, news anchor and political commentator; hosted on Countdown with Keith Olbermann MSNBC. John Andrew Rea (B.A. 1869) – Editor of , The Olympian , Minneapolis Tribune and the Dakota edition of the Bismarck Tribune St. Paul Pioneer Press Dave Ross KIRO-FM Dick Schaap (B.S. 1955) – Sports newscaster on ABC and ESPN, two Emmy Awards, author and co-author of 33 books Kate Snow (B.S. 1991 Communication) – Journalist, co-anchor of Good Morning America Andrew Ross Sorkin (B.S. 1999 Communication) – Journalist, co-anchor of Squawk Box, Author of Too Big to Fail Howard Taubman (B.A. 1929) – Chief Music Critic and Chief Theater Critic for in the 1950s and 1960s The New York Times William T. Vollmann (B.A. 1981 Comparative Literature) – Journalist, Author of numerous books on war, including a seven volume treatise on violence Whit Watson, (B.A., English, 1993) – Announcer on Golf Channel, formerly at ESPN and Sun Sports, winner of 4 Emmy Awards and former Sports Director at WVBR Sheryl WuDunn (B.A. 1981 European History) – Journalist at , co-winner in 1990 of the The New York Times Pulitzer Prize for her coverage on the Tienanmen Square protests of 1989, winner of the George Polk Award in 1989, and winner of the Overseas Press Club in 1990. Film, radio, television and theatre [edit ] Ted Berkman (1933) – Screenwriter, authored Bedtime for Bonzo Josh Bernstein (B.A. 1993 Anthropology and Psychology) – Host of on the Digging for the Truth History Channel Murray Burnett, co-wrote the play, Everybody Comes to Rick's which was adapted into the film Casablanca Dane Clark (bachelors 1930s) – Actor, Moonrise Jordan Clarke (B.A. 1973 Philosophy, M.F.A. 1973 Acting) – Actor, starred in , winner of a Guiding Light Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Bob Clendenin – Actor, Starred in 10 Items or Less Ellen Albertini Dow (B.A. 1935 Theater, M.A. 1938 Theater) – Actress, , the rapping grandmother in Wedding Crashers The Wedding Singer Dan Duryea (B.A. English) – Actor Art Fleming – Original host, 1964–75 Jeopardy! David Folkenflik - (B.A. 1991 Arts and Sciences) - media correspondent for NPR. Steven Franken - (B.A. 1950) actor, best known for his role in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis David F. Friedman (1942, Electrical Engineering) film maker Allen Funt (B.A. 1934 Fine Arts) – Producer, created Candid Camera Eric Garcia (transferred 1992) – Writer, author of Matchstick Men Joel Gertner (1993–1996, dropped out) – Former personality ECW Harold Gould (M.A. 1948 Theater, Ph.D. 1953 Dramatic Speech and Literature; Professor of Speech and Drama) – Stage, screen, and television actor Howard Hawks (eMechanical Engineering) – Noted American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era; directed Scarface, His Girl Friday, The Big Sleep, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, among others Catherine Hicks (M.F.A. 1976?) – Annie Camden on 7th Heaven Sidney Kingsley (B.A. 1928) – Playwright, screenwriter, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for the drama Men in White Jamie Kovac (B.S. 2001, M.Eng. 2002) – "Fury" on American Gladiators [81 ] Arthur Laurents (B.A. 1937 English) – Playwright, screenwriter, director, author, credits include , West Side Story , and Rope Gypsy David Seidler (1959) – Screenwriter, won 83rd Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for (2010) The Kings Speech [82 ] Jane Lynch (M.F.A Theater) – Actress Bill Maher (B.A. 1978 English) – Comedian and satirist Politically Incorrect Carol Mendelsohn (B.A. 1973) – Television producer, credits include C.S.I. Adolphe Menjou (B.S. Engineering) – Actor, famous for his roles in , The Sheik , and The Three Musketeers Paths of Glory Ronald D. Moore (failed out 1985) – Writer/Producer of , Star Trek: The Next Generation , and the re-imagined Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ; two-time Battlestar Galactica Hugo Award winner, nominated for Emmy Award Frank Morgan (undergrad 1908–09, dropped out) – Actor, played The Wizard in , The Wizard of Oz Academy Award recipient Bill Nye (B.S. 1977 Mechanical Engineering, M.Eng. 1977, Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 University Professor, 2001–06) – Star of ; science education advocate Bill Nye the Science Guy Keith Olbermann (B.S. 1979 Communication Arts) – Sports commentator, MSNBC news anchor, co-host of of Football Night in America NBC Peter Ostrum (D.V.M. 1984) – Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Richard Price (B.S. 1971) – Author, and 6 other novels; The Wanderers Academy Award nominated screenwriter for and The Color of Money Clockers Keith Raywood (Architecture 1980)- Emmy Award winning Production Designer. Christopher Reeve (B.A. 1974 Theater Arts and English) – Actor, best known for starring in and its sequels Superman Jason Reich (B.S. Communication 1998) – Emmy Award winning writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Christopher Rich (M.A. Theater Arts) – Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown Andrea Savage (B.A. Political Science and Spanish, minor in Law Studies) – Actress, Dog Bites Man Vivian Schiller (B.A. Russian)-former CEO NPR Thelma Schoonmaker (B.A. 1961) – Film editor, received the Academy Award for , Raging Bull , and The Aviator The Departed Robert Smigel (undergrad 1978–80, transferred) – Puppeteer behind ; first head writer of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog ; author of "TV Funhouse" animations on Late Night with Conan O'Brien Saturday Night Live Jimmy Smits (M.F.A. 1982) – Actor Yale Summers (Bachelor's Business with honors, 1955) – Actor and governing member of the Screen Actors Guild [83 ] Ken Sunshine (1970) – Publicist Tim Squyres (B.A. 1981) – Academy Award nominated film editor, best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Jennifer Tipton (B.A. 1958) – Award-winning theatre and dance lighting designer Franchot Tone (undergrad) – Actor, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Mutiny on the Bounty Ming Tsai (Hotel Administration) – Celebrity Chef; Ming's Quest, a cooking show featured on the Fine Living Network, and on Simply Ming American Public Television Mary Woronov (did not graduate) – Actress, member of Andy Warhol's The Factory Brian Hallisay (degree in Economics and History) – Actor from the television show Privileged Education [edit ] William Bagley (Ph.D. 1900 Psychology and Education) – American educator and editor Henry Bienen (B.S. 1960) – President of Northwestern University, 1995–2009 Karen Boroff, Dean of Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University John Casper Branner (B.S. 1882) – President of Stanford University, 1913–15); geologist William W. Destler (Ph.D. 1972 Applied physics) – President of Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007–present Daniel Mark Fogel (B.A. 1969 English, M.F.A 1974 Creative Writing, Ph.D. 1976 English) – President of the University of Vermont, 2002–present Joseph Glover (B.A. 1974 Mathematics) – Provost of the University of Florida 2008–present Emil Q. Javier (Ph.D. 1969) – President of the University of the Philippines, 1993–99 David Starr Jordan (M.S. 1872, honorary LL.D. 1886) – Founding President of Stanford University, 1891–1913), President of Indiana University, 1885–91), Smithsonian Institution associate Leslie Jacobs (B.A. 1981) – Founder of Educate Now, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Instrumental in transforming the moribund Orleans Parish School System after Hurricane Katrina Charnvit Kasetsiri (Ph.D. 1972) – President of Thammasat University, 1994–95 Steven Knapp (M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1981) current President of The George Washington University Henry T. Yang (Ph.D.) – President of University of California, Santa Barbara (1994–) Jay O. Light (B.S.E. 1963) – Dean of Harvard Business School, 2006–2010 Tomas Mapua (B.Arch. 1911) – Founder of the Mapúa Institute of Technology and accomplished architect Michael C. McFarland (B.A. 1969 Physics) – President of College of the Holy Cross, 2000–present Lemuel Moss (M.S. 1872) – President of Indiana University (1875–1884) Steven Muller – President of Johns Hopkins University, 1972 to 1990 Ernest Fox Nichols (M.S. 1893, Ph.D. 1897) – President of MIT, 1921–22) and Dartmouth, 1909–16), Professor of physics at Colgate, 1892–98), Dartmouth, 1898–1903), Columbia, 1903–09), and Yale Frederick D. Patterson (Ph.D. 1933) – President of what is now Tuskegee University, 1935–53); Founder of the United Negro College Fund; 1987 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Jennifer Raab - President of Hunter College Michelle Rhee (B.S. 1992 Government) – founder of and President of The New Teacher Project, appointed Superintendent of Washington, DC Public Schools in 2007. Eugene G. Sander (M.S. 1959, Ph.D. 1965 Biology) – President of the University of Arizona, 2011– present Carlos E. Santiago (Ph.D. 1982 Economics) – Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Kathleen Sullivan (B.A. 1976) – Dean of Stanford Law School (1999–2004), Professor at Harvard Law School (1984–93), Professor at Stanford Law School (2004–present) M. Carey Thomas (B.A. 1877) – Founder and second President of Bryn Mawr College (1894–1922); suffragist George R. Throop (Ph.D. 1905) – Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis (1927–1944) Randi Weingarten (B.S. 1980 Labor Relations) – President of the United Federation of Teachers Eric W. Weisstein (B.A. 1990 Physics, minor Astronomy) – Encyclopedist, created and maintains , MathWorld , and other encyclopedias ScienceWorld Eliot Wigginton (B.A. 1965) – High school teacher, founder and editor of the Foxfire books Kenneth E. Wing (B.A., M.A., Ph.D) – Former president of the State University of New York at Cobleskill [84 ] George T. Winston (B.A. 1874 Literature, Professor) – President of University of North Carolina, (1891–1896), the University of Texas (1896–1899), and North Carolina State University (1899–1908) E.T. York (Ph.D. 1955) – President of the University of Florida (1973–1974); Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (1974–1980) Business [edit ] Founders [edit ] Richard Baker (B.S. 1988, Hotel Administration) – Founder, President, and CEO of NRDC Equity Partners and Hudson's Bay Company, the owner of Lord & Taylor, The Bay, Home Outfitters, Zellers, and Fields Amit Bhatia (B.S. 2001) – Founder of Swordfish Investments; Vice Chairman of Queen's Park Rangers Wendell Brown (B.S. 1982) – Co-founder of Teleo, eVoice, LiveOps, and Nularis. Willis Carrier (M.E. 1901) – Founder of Carrier Corporation; inventor of air conditioning Joseph Coors (B.Chem. 1939, Chem. E. 1940) – Co-founder of Heritage Foundation Mac Cummings (B.A. 2001) Co-founder of Terakeet Corporation; Director of Internet Finance David Duffield (B.E.E. 1962, M.B.A. 1964) – Co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday David Edgerton (B.A. 1947, Hotel Administration) – Co-founder of Burger King Corporation David Einhorn (B.A. 1991) – Founder and President of Greenlight Capital, a noted hedge fund manager Chuck Feeney (B.S. 1956 Hotel Administration) – Founder of Duty Free Shoppers Group, Founder & Director of Atlantic Philanthropies, Founder of General Atlantic Frank Gannett (B.A. 1898) – Founder of Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher; namesake of Gannett Health Center Paul Graham (B.A.) – Co-founder of Viaweb, sold for $46.6 million to Yahoo! and became Yahoo! Stores; Lisp programmer, author Leroy Grumman (M.E. 1916) – Founder of Grumman Aerospace Corporation Myra Hart (B.A. 1962, M.B.A. 1981, Trustee, 1999–) – One of four founders of Staples, Inc., Professor at Harvard Business School Jeff Hawkins (B.S. 1979 Electrical Engineering) – Founder of Palm, Inc. and Handspring; inventor of the Palm Pilot Christopher Hemmeter (B.S. 1962, Hotel Administration) – Founder and Chairman of Hemmeter Companies Irwin M. Jacobs (B.E.E. 1956) – Co-founder and Chairman of Qualcomm; UCSD and MIT engineering professor, pioneer of CDMA wireless technology, philanthropist Stephen A. Jarislowsky (B.S 1946 Mechanical Engineering) – Businessman and philanthropist; Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited Seth Klarman (B.A. 1979) – Founder and Chairman of the Baupost Group, a noted hedge fund manager Jules B. Kroll (B.A. 1963) - Founder of Kroll Inc. and the modern investigations, intelligence, and security industry; responsible for tracking the assets of Jean-Claude Duvalier, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and Saddam Hussein David Litman (1979, 1982) – Founder and CEO of Hotels.com James McLamore (B.A. 1947, Hotel Administration) – Co-founder of Burger King Corporation Gary Mendell (B.S. 1979 Hotel Administration) – Founder, Chairman, and CEO of HEI Hotels & Resorts Howard Milstein (B.A. 1973) – an American real estate developer, financier, and philanthropist; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Private Bank & Trust Edward Leamington Nichols (B.S. 1875, Professor) – Founder of the Physical Review Drew Nieporent (B.S. 1977 Hotel Administration) – Founder of Myriad Restaurant Group Franklin W. Olin (B.C.E. 1886) – Founder of Olin Corporation; gave gift to build Olin Hall in memory of his son Franklin W. Olin, Jr. John M. Olin (B.S. 1913 Chemistry) – Founder of John M. Olin Foundation, President, Olin Corporation; namesake of Olin Library Harris Rosen (B.S. 1961 Hotel Administration) – Founder of Rosen Hotels and Resorts. Founder of Rosen College of Hospitality Management Rob Ryan (B.A. 1969) – Founder and Chairman of Ascend Communications William Sanders (B.S. 1964) – Founder of LaSalle Partners (later merged to form Jones Lang LaSalle), Founder and Chairman of Security Capital Group Incorporated, Former Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Robert V. Tishman (1937): Founder of Tishman Speyer Properties Deena Varshavskaya - Founder and CEO of Wanelo Jay Walker (B.S. 1977 Industrial Relations) – Founder of Priceline.com; founder and chairman, Walker Digital Sanford I. Weill (B.A. 1955 Government) – Former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup; founder of Shearson Loeb Rhoades, sold for $930 million to American Express; namesake of Weill Cornell Medical College Robin Wolaner (B.S. 1975 Industrial and Labor Relations) – Founder of Parenting Magazine John Zimmer (B.S. 2006 Hotel Administration) – Co-Founder and COO of Zimride Chairpersons, CEOs, executives [edit ] Al Bernardin (1952) – Creator of the McDonald's Quarter Pounder. Former Vice President of Product Development for McDonald's [85 ] Mark Bertolini (MBA 1984) – CEO and President of Aetna Jeffrey Bleustein (B.S. 1960, B.M.E 1961) – Chairman and former CEO of Harley Davidson Val A. Browning (B.S. 1917) – President of Browning Arms Company Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. (undergrad 1906–09, dropped out) – President (1940–48) and Chairman (1948–62) of DuPont Anand Chandrasekher (B.S. Computer Science, Master in Engineering, MBA) – Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Ultra Mobility Group of Intel Corporation Abby Joseph Cohen (B.A. 1973 Economics and Computer Science, Trustee) – Partner and Senior Investment Strategist of Goldman Sachs. President of Global Markets Institute (GMI) Goldman Sachs Jennie Chua (B.S. 1971, Hotel Administration) – CEO of Capitaland Residential, Former CEO of Raffles Holdings Adolph Coors II (B.A. 1907) – 2nd President of Coors Brewing Company Pete Coors (B.S. 1969 Industrial Engineering) – Executive of Coors Brewing Company, Senatorial candidate, 2004 Kenneth T. Derr (B.S. 1959 Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A. 1960, Trustee) – Chairman and CEO of Chevron, 1989–99 Dave Dombrowski (undergrad 1974–75, transferred) – President, CEO, and General Manager of the Detroit Tigers Reggie Fils-Aime (B.S. 1983 Applied Economics) – President of Nintendo's North American division Stephen Friedman (B.A. 1959; Trustee, 1993–) – Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, 1990–94; Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (2005–), former assistant for economic policy to President George W. Bush (2002–04) and director of the United States National Economic Council, 2003–04. Byron Grote (Ph.D. 1981 Quantitative Analysis) – Chief Financial Officer of BP Raj Gupta (M.S. 1969 Operations Research) – CEO and president of Rohm and Haas [86 ] Dan Hesse (MBA 1977) – CEO of Sprint Nextel Matthew Hiltzik (B.S. 1994, ILR) - President and CEO of Hiltzik Strategies, a strategic consulting and communications firm Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. (B.A. 1922 Chemistry) – President of S. C. Johnson & Son; benefactor and namesake of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on campus Herbert Fisk Johnson III – 5 Cornell degrees 1979–86 – CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son; benefactor and Trustee Emeritus of Cornell Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr. (B.A. 1950 Economics) – Chairman of S. C. Johnson & Son; benefactor and co-namesake of the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management Thomas W. Jones (B.A. 1969, M.R.P. 1972, Trustee) – Principal of TWJ Capital LLC Charles F. Knight (1957, MBA 1959) - Chairman of Emerson Electric Company Oscar G. Mayer, Jr. (1934)- Chairman of the Oscar Mayer Lowell McAdam (M.E. 1976) – Chairman & CEO – Verizon Peter C. Meinig (B.M.E 1962) –Chairman and CEO of HM International, LLC Jon R. Moeller (B.S. 1986, MBA 1988) – CFO of Procter & Gamble Lubna Olayan (B.S. 1977) – CEO of the Olayan Financing Company, the holding entity for the Olayan Group's operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East William D. Perez (B.A. 1969 Government) – CEO of Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company, CEO of Nike, Inc., 2004–06 Joseph N. Pew, Jr. (M.E. 1908) – Vice President (1912–1947) and Chairman (1947–1963) of Sun Oil Company; founder of The Pew Charitable Trusts; namesake of Pew Engineering Quad Lewis Platt (B.S. 1964 Mechanical Engineering) – CEO of Hewlett-Packard, 1992–99), Chairman of Boeing, 2003–05 Justin Rattner (B.S. 1970 Electrical Engineering, M.S. 1972 Computer Science) – Chief Technology Officer of Intel, ABC News Person of the Week for his work on the ASCI Red system (fastest computer in the world, 1996–2000), R&D Magazine's "Scientist of the Year", 1989 Bruce S. Raynor (B.S. 1972 Industrial & Labor Relations) – President of UNITE HERE Kevin Reilly (B.A. 1984) – President of NBC Entertainment, 2004–present Irene Rosenfeld (B.S.'75, M.S. '77, Ph.D '80) – CEO and Chairwoman of Kraft Foods Jon Rubinstein (B.S. 1978, M.Eng 1979) – CEO of Palm, Inc., Apple SVP 1997–2006. Joe Saddi (MBA 1983) - Chairman of Booz & Company Robert Selander (B.S. 1972) - President and CEO of Mastercard (1997–2010) Steven Sinofsky (B.A. 1987) – President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering at Microsoft Warren Staley (M.B.A. 1967) – Chairman and CEO of Cargill, America's largest private company; member of President's Export Council under George W. Bush Larry Tanenbaum (B.S. 1968) – Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ratan Tata (B.Arch. 1962) – Chairman of Tata Group, India's wealthiest business group, 1991–present Walter C. Teagle (B.S. 1899, Trustee, 1924–54) – President and Chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey (now ExxonMobil); namesake of Teagle Hall Myron Charles Taylor (LL.B. 1894) – Chairman and CEO of U.S. Steel, 1932–38); namesake of Taylor Hall Andrew Tisch (B.S. 1971, Hotel Administration) – Chairman of Loews Corporation James S. Tisch (B.A. 1975) – CEO of Loews Corporation Fred Tomczyk (B.S. 1977) – CEO of TD Ameritrade Arnold Tremere, Executive Director, Government Official (Canadian International Grains Institute) Rick Tsai (Ph.D 1981) – CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Harold Uris (B.S. 1925, Trustee 1967–1972) – Real estate investor and builder; namesake of Uris Hall Barry Weiss – Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Mark Whitacre, COO of Cypress Systems (Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry) Dennis Woodside (B.S. 1991) – CEO of Motorola Mobility. President of Google America Athletics [edit ] [edit ] Greg Bloedorn (1995) – former NFL long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks. Kevin Boothe (B.S. 2005 Hotel Administration) – Oakland Raiders, 2006, New York Giants, 2007–present Al Dekdebrun Buffalo Bisons, 1946, Chicago Rockets, 1947, Boston Yanks, 1948, New York Yankees, 1948 Chad Levitt (1997) – Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams Ed Marinaro (B.S. 1972) – Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, and Seattle Seahawks; runner-up for the 1971 Heisman Trophy Award, actor on Hill Street Blues Lou Molinet (1928) – Frankford Yellow Jackets, 1927 First Hispanic-American player in the National Football League Seth Payne (1997) – Jacksonville Jaguars, 1997–2001, Houston Texans, 2001–2007 Lee Reherman (1988) – Miami Dolphins, actor on American Gladiators and X-Files Glenn "Pop" Warner (LL.B. 1894, Football Coach) – Football player and coach, founder of Pop Warner Little Scholars Derrick Harmon (1984) – San Francisco 49ers 1984–1986 Gary Wood (1964) – New York Giants 1964–1966, 1968–1969, New Orleans Saints, 1967 Pete Gogolak (1964) – Buffalo Bills 1964–1965, New York Giants, 1966–1975 First "soccer style" kicker in professional "American" football. Baseball [edit ] Joe Birmingham – Baseball player, Cleveland Naps, 1906–14 Jon Daniels (B.S. 1999) – General Manager of the Texas Rangers, youngest GM ever in Major League Baseball Joseph Iglehart (1914) – Chairman of the Board, Baltimore Orioles, 1955–65. [87 ] Hughie Jennings (J.D. study 1901–04, dropped out; Baseball Coach, 1899–?) – Baseball Hall of Fame-inducted shortstop; Louisville Colonels, 1891–93), Baltimore Orioles, 1893–99), Brooklyn Superbas, 1899–1900, 1903), Philadelphia Phillies, 1901–02), Detroit Tigers, 1907, 1909, 1912, 1918 Rob Manfred - chief operating officer of Major League Baseball [88 ] Basketball [edit ]
Hal Douglas (1954-1958) won the free throw junior championship
Ice hockey [edit ] Gary Bettman (B.S. 1974) – Commissioner of the NHL Byron Bitz (2007) – Forward for the Boston Bruins 2008–2010, Florida Panthers 2010–2011, Vancouver Canucks 2011–present Ken Dryden (B.A. 1969) – NHL Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, 5-time Stanley Cup Winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, Calder Trophy winner, Canadian Member of Parliament Ned Harkness (Lacrosse and Hockey head coach) – Head coach and GM of the Detroit Red Wings David LeNeveu- Goalie for the Phoenix Coyotes Matt Moulson (2006) – Left Wing for the Buffalo Sabres Douglas Murray (2003) – Defenseman for San Jose Sharks 2005–, 2010 Olympian Lance Nethery – NHL player, executive in the German Elite League Joe Nieuwendyk (1988) – NHL player, 3-time Stanley Cup champion, 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan O'Byrne (2007)- Defensemen for the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche Ryan Vesce (2004) – Right Wing for the San Jose Sharks 2008–2010 Colin Greening (2010) – Centre for the Ottawa Senators 2011–Present Ben Scrivens (2010)- Goaltender for the Los Angeles Kings 2013–Present Olympics [edit ] See also: Cornell Olympians Jon Anderson (1971) – 1972 Olympian, track; winner of 1973 Boston Marathon Darren Eliot (1983) – NHL player, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres; 1984 Olympian Al Hall (1956) – Four-time Olympian (1956, 1960, 1964, 1968), hammer throw Rebecca Johnston (2012) – hockey player, 2010 Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada Robert J. Kane (1934, Director of Athletics) – U.S. Olympic Committee president, 1976–80; inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1986 Kent Manderville (1993) – NHL player, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins; 1992 Olympic silver medalist with Team Canada Edith Master (born 1932) – Olympic bronze medalist equestrian Travis Mayer (undergrad 2000–01, on leave) – Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist Charles Moore (1951, Director of Athletics, 1994–99) – 1952 Olympic gold medalist (hurdles) and silver medalist (1600-meter relay); honored as Golden Olympian, 1996 Pablo Morales (J.D. 1994) – Three-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, 1984 and 1992 Bo Roberson (1958) – Black athlete with the distinction of being the only person to earn an Ivy League degree, an Olympic medal, a doctorate, and have a career in the N.F.L. [89 ] Jamie Silverstein (undergrad 2002–04, 2006–) – Olympic figure skater Other [edit ] Bruce Arena (B.S. 1971) – 5-time NCAA Championship coach at the University of Virginia, coach of Major League Soccer's D.C. United, coach of the U.S. national team, coach of MLS's New York Red Bulls. Present coach of MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy. Clarence C. Combs, Jr., polo player, twice winner of the Monty Waterbury Cup. Kyle Dake (B.A. 2013) – One of only three wrestlers to win four NCAA Division I individual national titles (2010–2013), and the only one to do so in four different weight classes. Michael "Mike" G. French (1976) – All-American lacrosse player at Cornell University from 1974 to 1976, leading the "Big Red" to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1976. Bill Jenkins – dragracer, ranked eighth on NHRA's Top 50 drivers in 2001 Daniel R. Mackesey (1977) – Received NCAA Top Five Award in 1978 for lacrosse and soccer; inducted in National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006 Teddy Mayer (J.D.) – Motor racing team manager Eamon McEneaney (1977) – All-American lacrosse player at Cornell University from 1975 to 1977, leading the "Big Red" to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1976 and 1977. Eamon died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Peter Revson – racecar driver Dick Savitt – tennis player, ranked # 2 in the world. Donald Spero – rower Carl F. Ullrich (B.S. 1950) – Athletic Director at West Point 1980–1990. Executive Director of the Patriot League 1989–1993. Dan Wood (Ph.D. 1977), Five year Cornell golf and soccer (52–20–6) coach. Later coached professional teams Tacoma Tides, Colorado Caribous and Atlanta Chiefs. Turned professional golfer in 1980. Crime [edit ] Fictional Cornellians [edit ] In , Fat Balls, a potential addition to Tracy Jordan's entourage is studying hotel administration at 30 Rock Cornell University. In by Absurdistan Gary Shteyngart, a hotel manager attended the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. In , Ally McBeal Ling Woo was editor of the Cornell Law Journal. In , Dr. Eddie Jessup, played by Altered States William Hurt, is a research scientist at Cornell Medical College. In , Herschel Kominsky has a chair in philosophy at Cornell. Annie Hall In , Christina Pagniacci, played by Any Given Sunday Cameron Diaz, graduated with an M.B.A. in 1996. In and other films in the series, Vicky Lathum, played by American Pie Tara Reid, attends Cornell. In , Princeton had a B.A. in English from Cornell in early drafts of the play, according to creator Avenue Q Jeff Marx. In , Arthur Jeffries (a.k.a. Professor Proton), the former host of a children's science show, received a Ph.D. from Cornell. The Big Bang Theory In by The Broker John Grisham, Arthur Morgan, President of the United States, attended Cornell. In , Joseph Allen is an Ithaca, NY native and holds a B.A. in international relations. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 In by Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Newt Hoenikker is a Cornell pre-med student drop-out. In , Citizen Kane Charles Foster Kane, the film's title character played by Orson Welles, was expelled. In by The Counterlife Philip Roth, Henry Zuckerman, the novel's central character, graduated from Cornell. In (1950), Danny Haley, played by Dark City Charlton Heston, was an undergraduate from 1937 to 1941. In by Deception Point Dan Brown, Gabrielle Ashe has a B.A. in Government. In , Neil attends the Dirty Dancing Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. In , many of the main characters attended Cornell. Goats In , Linda Vasquez is a Cornell graduate. House of Cards In " How I Met Your Mother", Barney Stinson is seen wearing a Cornell T-shirt, implying he attended Cornell. He also claims to have attended MIT. In , Bobby Earl, played by Just Cause Blair Underwood, attended but did not graduate. In by Kingdom of Shadows Alan Furst, Prince Hrubal of Northern Transylvania. In , Don Birnam, played by The Lost Weekend Ray Milland, attended but did not graduate. In , Irene Waters, the film's title character played by Me, Myself and Irene Renée Zellweger, claims her major at Cornell was "Turf Management." In , Tom and Hannah meet at Cornell where Hannah studied fine arts. Made of Honor In s novels, Megan McCafferty' Len Levy has an M.D from Cornell. In , Modern Family Mitchell Pritchett is a graduate of Cornell. In , Carlisle Cullen teaches at Cornell and Jasper Cullen studies philosophy. New Moon In , Agent Sinclair is a graduate of Cornell. Numb3rs In , The Office Andy Bernard attended Cornell, was in an a cappella group named "Here Comes Treble", started a frisbee golf team, drank heavily, never studied and still graduated, on time. He minored in History and was a member of the Class of 1995. In , Pvt. Frank "Dim" Dumphy, played by Over There Luke Macfarlane, is nicknamed "Dim" for being highly intelligent and earning a B.S. from Cornell, but ending up in the Army. In Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter, the female protagonist, Aurelia (Aurie) Treene Garland, is a member of the English faculty at Cornell University who resides on Fall Creek Drive. Her colleagues Megan and Tristan Handley also teach at Cornell, where a clandestine meeting in Olin library is recounted. In " The Perfect Score", the main character, Kyle, wishes to study architecture at Cornell University. In , Dr. Susan Lowenstein, played by The Prince of Tides Barbra Streisand. In , Sheila, played by Say Anything... Kim Walker, was admitted to Cornell and plans to attend. In , Judge Irene Menéndez Hastings is a Cornell alumna. The Secret in Their Eyes In , Velma Rudin, psychologist in the show's second season, holds two Cornell degrees. Sex and the City In , The Simpsons Sideshow Mel attended Cornell. In , the character Diana attends Cornell. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants In , Spriggan Rie Yamabishi has a B.A. in Linguistics. In , National Security Agency scientist Mark Shermin wears a Cornell sweatshirt. Starman In , Nora's mother wants her to apply to Cornell if her dancing career fails Step Up In , Alexis Meade's assistant, Nick, is a Cornell graduate. Ugly Betty In , Natalie Keener is a Cornell graduate. Up in the Air In , Jacob Jankowski, the narrator, attended Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Water for Elephants See also [edit ] Notes [edit ]
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