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Hunter College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1870 by Thomas Hunter as the Normal College for Women.

Part of the City University of New York System.

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1870

Motto:
Mihi cura futuri

Team:
Hawks

Enrollment:
21,000

Official Website:
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bella Abzug
Politician
24-Jul-1920 31-Mar-1998 Feminist and former Congresswoman
Martina Arroyo
Singer
2-Feb-1937   Operatic soprano
Ellen Barkin
Actor
16-Apr-1954   Siesta
Catherine Burns
Actor
24-Sep-1945   Last Summer
Edward Burns
Actor
29-Jan-1968   Saving Private Ryan
Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick
Judge
1942   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
Eleanor Clift
Journalist
7-Jul-1940   Madam President
Richard Cohen
Columnist
1941   Washington Post columnist
Harry Connick, Jr.
Singer
11-Sep-1967   Golden voiced singer/actor
Leon G. Cooperman
Business
c. 1943   Omega Advisors, Inc.
Judith Crist
Critic
22-May-1922 7-Aug-2012 Ascerbic film critic
Bobby Darin
Singer
14-May-1936 20-Dec-1973 Mack the Knife
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Vin Diesel
Actor
18-Jul-1967   Riddick from Pitch Black
Hugh Downs
Journalist
14-Feb-1921   20/20
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Constance Ford
Actor
1-Jul-1923 26-Feb-1993 Ada Hobson on Another World
Martin Garbus
Attorney
8-Aug-1934   Attorney for Lenny Bruce
Valerie Harper
Actor
22-Aug-1940   Rhoda on Mary Tyler Moore
Harry Harrison
Novelist
12-Mar-1925 15-Aug-2012 Stainless Steel Rat series
Rita E. Hauser
Activist
12-Jul-1934   Former Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Evan Hunter
Novelist
15-Oct-1926 7-Jul-2005 The Blackboard Jungle
Richard Jeni
Comic
14-Apr-1957 10-Mar-2007 A Big Steaming Pile of Me
Audre Lorde
Author
18-Feb-1934 17-Nov-1992 A Burst of Light
Paule Marshall
Novelist
9-Apr-1929   Brown Girl, Brownstones
Michael Massee
Actor
1955   Momentum
Gabrielle K. McDonald
Judge
12-Apr-1942   US District Court Judge, Texas, 1979-88
Tom Murphy
Politician
15-Aug-1944   Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1994-2006
Bess Myerson
Model
16-Jul-1924   First Jewish Miss America
Julianne Nicholson
Actor
1-Jul-1971   Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Mollie Orshansky
Economist
9-Jan-1915 18-Dec-2006 Orshansky Index
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
Rhea Perlman
Actor
31-Mar-1948   Cheers
Sylvia Porter
Columnist
18-Jun-1913 5-Jun-1991 Financial columnist
Judy Reyes
Actor
5-Nov-1967   Nurse Espinosa on Scrubs
Cybill Shepherd
Actor
18-Feb-1950   Moonlighting
Robert Smigel
Actor
7-Feb-1960   Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Jean Stapleton
Actor
19-Jan-1923   Edith on All In The Family
Pamela Tiffin
Actor
13-Oct-1942   One, Two, Three
Robert Townsend
Actor
6-Feb-1957   A Soldier's Story
Nick Valensi
Guitarist
16-Jan-1981   Guitarist for The Strokes
James Van Praagh
Paranormal
23-Aug-1958   Spiritualist faker
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Physicist
19-Jul-1921 30-May-2011 Developed radioimmunoassay technique

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benjamin R. Barber
Scholar
2-Aug-1939   Jihad vs. McWorld
Jacqueline K. Barton
Chemist
7-May-1952   Professor of Chemistry at CalTech
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Norman Finkelstein
Scholar
8-Dec-1953   The Holocaust Industry
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Irving Howe
Critic
11-Jun-1920 5-May-1993 Editor of Dissent
Robert Motherwell
Painter
24-Jan-1915 16-Jul-1991 Abstract expressionist
Gail K. Naughton
Biologist
c. 1955   Advanced Tissue Sciences
Leonard Peikoff
Philosopher
15-Oct-1933   Proseletyzer of objectivism
Ad Reinhardt
Painter
24-Dec-1913 30-Aug-1967 Abstract expressionist
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Clay Shirky
Author
1964   Cognitive Surplus
John Kennedy Toole
Novelist
7-Dec-1937 26-Mar-1969 A Confederacy of Dunces
Lionel Trilling
Critic
4-Jul-1905 5-Nov-1975 The Liberal Imagination
Nydia Velázquez
Politician
28-Mar-1953   Congresswoman, New York 12th
Robert C. Weaver
Government
29-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1997 US HUD Secretary, 1966-68
James Wright
Poet
13-Dec-1927 25-Mar-1980 The Branch Will Not Break

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh Downs
Journalist
14-Feb-1921   20/20
Paul LeClerc
Administrator
28-May-1941   CEO of New York Public Library
Jennifer J. Raab
Educator
c. 1956   President, Hunter College
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001


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