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Brooklyn College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1930 with the union of the Brooklyn campuses of Hunter College and CUNY. It is presently part of the City University of New York.

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Founding Date:
1930

Enrollment:
15,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Saul Bass
Designer
8-May-1920 25-Apr-1996 Master of title design
Barbara Boxer
Politician
11-Nov-1940   US Senator from California
Dominic Chianese
Actor
2-Sep-1934   Uncle Junior on The Sopranos
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Bruce Chizen
Business
1956   CEO of Adobe, 2000-07
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Alan Dershowitz
Attorney
1-Sep-1938   Lawyer, represented Klaus von Bulow
Alfred Drake
Actor
7-Oct-1914 25-Jul-1992 Broadway actor, Kismet
Herb Edelman
Actor
5-Nov-1933 21-Jul-1996 Stan Zbornak on The Golden Girls
Al Feldstein
Editor
24-Oct-1925   Editor of MAD, 1956-84
James Franco
Actor
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
Murray Friedman
Historian
15-Sep-1926 18-May-2005 Founder, Rosaline Feinstein Center
Sid Ganis
Film/TV Producer
8-Jan-1940   Paramount, Columbia Pictures Executive
David Geffen
Business
21-Feb-1943   Music and movie industry mogul
Alfred Gottschalk
Educator
7-Mar-1930 12-Sep-2009 President, Hebrew Union College, 1971-95
Steven H. Grapstein
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Kuo Investment Company
Jules Haimovitz
Business
c. 1949   Dick Clark Productions
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Dennis S. Hersch
Attorney
c. 1945   Former Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Historian
8-Aug-1922   Victorian Minds
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Meir Kahane
Activist
1-Aug-1932 5-Nov-1990 Founder of Jewish Defense League
Vera Katz
Politician
3-Aug-1933   Mayor of Portland Oregon, 1993-2005
Daniel Keyes
Novelist
9-Aug-1927   Flowers for Algernon
Tuli Kupferberg
Singer/Songwriter
28-Sep-1923 12-Jul-2010 The Fugs
Don Lemon
Journalist
1-Mar-1966   Anchor, CNN Newsroom
Burton Levin
Diplomat
28-Sep-1930   US Ambassador to Burma, 1987-90
Marjorie Magner
Business
1949   Former Citibank executive
Paule Marshall
Novelist
9-Apr-1929   Brown Girl, Brownstones
Paul Mazursky
Film Director
25-Apr-1930   Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Frank McCourt
Author
19-Aug-1930 19-Jul-2009 Angela's Ashes
Jerry Moss
Business
8-May-1935   The "M" in A&M Records
Barry A. Munitz
Business
c. 1941   President of Getty Trust, 1998-2006
Gloria Naylor
Novelist
25-Jan-1950   The Women of Brewster Place
Peter Nero
Pianist
22-May-1934   Philly Pops
Harvey Pitt
Government
28-Feb-1945   SEC Chairman, 2001-03
Rosemary S. Pooler
Judge
21-Jun-1938   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Richard Portnow
Actor
26-Jan-1947   Hal Melvoin on The Sopranos
Dennis Prager
Radio Personality
2-Aug-1948   Conservative Jewish radio host
Joel H. Rassman
Business
c. 1946 14-Sep-2010 CFO of Toll Brothers
Stephen Riggio
Business
1954   CEO of Barnes & Noble
Barry Salzberg
Business
1953   CEO of Deloitte & Touche
Bernie Sanders
Politician
8-Sep-1941   US Senator from Vermont
Richard L. Sandor
Business
c. 1942   Chicago Climate Exchange
Sapphire
Novelist
4-Aug-1950   Push
Steve Schirripa
Actor
3-Sep-1957   Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos
Frank Serpico
Activist
14-Apr-1936   The most dangerous man alive - An honest cop
Al Sharpton
Activist
3-Oct-1954   Minister, Presidential hopeful
Irwin Shaw
Playwright
27-Feb-1913 16-May-1984 Rich Man, Poor Man
Evan J. Silverstein
Business
c. 1955   Former Partner, SILCAP LLC
Jimmy Smits
Actor
9-Jul-1955   L.A. Law
Henry Spira
Activist
19-Jun-1927 12-Sep-1998 Animal rights activist
Elan Steinberg
Activist
2-Jun-1952 6-Apr-2012 World Jewish Congress
Neil S. Subin
Business
c. 1964   Trendex Capital Management
Malachi Throne
Actor
1-Dec-1928 13-Mar-2013 Noah Bain on It Takes a Thief
Morton L. Topfer
Business
c. 1937   Vice Chairman of Dell, 1994-99
Leonard Tow
Business
30-May-1928   CEO of Citizens Communications, 1990-2004
Alan Vega
Singer
23-Jun-1948   The voice of Suicide
Alan H. Washkowitz
Business
c. 1940   Former Partner, Lehman Brothers
Philip Zimbardo
Psychologist
23-Mar-1933   1971 Stanford Prison Experiment

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
F. Murray Abraham
Actor
24-Oct-1939   Mozart's antagonist in Amadeus
Eric Alterman
Columnist
14-Jan-1960   The Nation columnist
Michael Cunningham
Novelist
6-Nov-1952   The Hours
Robert Curvin
Activist
23-Feb-1934   Former Black Power activist
Norman Finkelstein
Scholar
8-Dec-1953   The Holocaust Industry
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Allen Ginsberg
Poet
3-Jun-1926 5-Apr-1997 Howl!
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Bob Herbert
Columnist
7-Mar-1945   Former New York Times columnist
John Hospers
Politician
9-Jun-1918 12-Jun-2011 First Libertarian presidential candidate
Christoph M. Kimmich
Educator
16-Jan-1939   President, Brooklyn College
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Itzhak Perlman
Violinist
31-Aug-1945   Israeli violinist
Ad Reinhardt
Painter
24-Dec-1913 30-Aug-1967 Abstract expressionist
Ludwig von Mises
Economist
29-Sep-1881 10-Oct-1973 Libertarian Economist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Christoph M. Kimmich
Educator
16-Jan-1939   President, Brooklyn College


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