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The New School

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1919 as the New School for Social Research. Name changed to New School University in 1997. Name changed again in 2005 to simply The New School. The undergraduate program is called Eugene Lang College.

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1919

Enrollment:
7000

Official Website:
http://www.newschool.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arnold H. Aronson
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, 1979-83
Richard Avedon
Photographer
13-May-1923 1-Oct-2004 Photographer of the human predicament
Leonard Baskin
Sculptor
15-Aug-1922 3-Jun-2000 Sculptor and printmaker
Harry Belafonte
Singer/Songwriter
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Ruth Benedict
Anthropologist
5-Jun-1887 17-Sep-1948 Anthropologist, Patterns of Culture
Medea Benjamin
Activist
10-Sep-1952   CODEPINK, Global Exchange cofounder
Thomas Berger
Novelist
20-Jul-1924   Little Big Man
Robert Brown
Actor
17-Nov-1926   Jason Bolt on Here Come the Brides
Robert Olen Butler
Author
20-Jan-1945   A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Semyon Bychkov
Conductor
30-Nov-1952   Conductor, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
John Cage
Composer
5-Sep-1912 12-Aug-1992 Experimental composer
Patrick L. Clawson
Government
30-Mar-1951   Washington Institute For Near East Policy
Ben Cohen
Business
18-Mar-1951   Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Bradley Cooper
Actor
5-Jan-1975   Will Tippin on Alias
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Paul Dano
Actor
19-Jun-1983   Little Miss Sunshine
Borzou Daragahi
Journalist
c. 1966   Los Angeles Times reporter
Ani DiFranco
Singer/Songwriter
23-Sep-1970   Bisexual folk/punk icon
Thomas P. DiNapoli
Politician
10-Feb-1954   Comptroller, State of New York
William Donohue
Activist
18-Jul-1947   Catholic League president
Lena Dunham
Actor
13-May-1986   Girls
Fred J. Eckert
Politician
6-May-1941   US Congressman, ambassador
Jesse Eisenberg
Actor
5-Oct-1983   The Social Network
Peter Falk
Actor
16-Sep-1927 23-Jun-2011 Detective Columbo
JoAnn Falletta
Conductor
27-Feb-1954   Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic
Tony Franciosa
Actor
25-Oct-1928 19-Jan-2006 A Face in the Crowd
Robert Heilbroner
Economist
24-Mar-1919 4-Jan-2005 The Worldly Philosophers
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Jonah Hill
Actor
20-Dec-1983   Superbad
Anand Jon
Fashion Designer
28-Nov-1976   Designer to the stars
Bob Kaufman
Poet
18-Apr-1925 12-Jan-1986 Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness
Jamaica Kincaid
Novelist
25-May-1949   Annie John
Hilton Kramer
Critic
25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 The New Criterion
Mark Lenard
Actor
15-Oct-1924 22-Nov-1996 Ambassador Sarek on Star Trek
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 2-Jan-2013 The Woman in American History
Beth Littleford
Comic
17-Jul-1968   Daily Show correspondent
Judith Malina
Actor
4-Jun-1926   Co-Founder, The Living Theatre
Matisyahu
Rapper
30-Jul-1979   Hasidic toaster
Kevin Mattson
Historian
25-Dec-1966   Intellectuals in Action
Lonette McKee
Actor
22-Jul-1954   Maggie Davis on Third Watch
Lewis Mumford
Historian
19-Oct-1895 26-Jan-1990 Technics and Civilization
Grace Paley
Author
11-Dec-1922 22-Aug-2007 The Little Disturbances of Man
Adam Pally
Actor
18-Mar-1982   Max Blum on Happy Endings
Lisa Petrucci
Artist
2-Dec-1963   Kute and karnal
John Popper
Musician
29-Mar-1967   Harmonica player, Blues Traveler
Mario Puzo
Novelist
15-Oct-1920 2-Jul-1999 The Godfather
John Rechy
Author
10-Mar-1934   City of Night
Caroline Rhea
Actor
13-Apr-1964   Hilda Spellman on Sabrina
Andrew Robinson
Actor
14-Feb-1942   Garak on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Isabella Rossellini
Actor
18-Jun-1952   Blue Velvet, Big Night
Gene Saks
Theater Director
8-Nov-1921   The Odd Couple
Joel Schumacher
Film Director
29-Aug-1939   The Lost Boys
Peter Sebastian
Diplomat
19-Jun-1926 22-Mar-2011 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1984-87
Lorie A. Slutsky
Business
c. 1954   President, New York Community Trust
Kevin Smith
Film Director
2-Aug-1970   Mallrats
Elaine Stritch
Actor
2-Feb-1925   Two's Company
Veronica Webb
Model
23-Feb-1965   Model, Revlon spokeswoman
Paul Wendkos
Film Director
20-Sep-1922 12-Nov-2009 Gidget
Will Wright
Computer Programmer
20-Jan-1960   Created SimCity, The Sims
Warren Zimmermann
Diplomat
16-Nov-1934 2-Feb-2004 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1989-92

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hannah Arendt
Philosopher
14-Oct-1906 4-Dec-1975 Origins of Totalitarianism
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist
9-May-1904 4-Jul-1980 Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Helen Caldicott
Activist
7-Aug-1938   Anti-nuclear crusader
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Henry Cowell
Composer
11-Mar-1897 10-Dec-1965 New Musical Resources
Stuart Davis
Painter
7-Dec-1892 24-Jun-1964 American cubist painter
Mallory Factor
Activist
c. 1950   Merchant banker
David Gates
Novelist
8-Jan-1947   Jernigan
Robert Heilbroner
Economist
24-Mar-1919 4-Jan-2005 The Worldly Philosophers
Eric Hobsbawm
Historian
9-Jun-1917 1-Oct-2012 The Age of Revolution
Karen Horney
Psychologist
16-Sep-1885 4-Dec-1952 Disputed Freud's concept of "penis envy"
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
Hans Jonas
Philosopher
10-May-1903 5-Feb-1993 Gnostic philosopher
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
William Kunstler
Attorney
7-Jul-1919 4-Sep-1995 Civil rights attorney
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Anthropologist
28-Nov-1908 1-Nov-2009 French anthropologist
Leonard Maltin
Critic
18-Dec-1950   Film critic
Rollo May
Psychologist
21-Apr-1909 22-Oct-1994 Love and Will
Eugene McCarthy
Politician
29-Mar-1916 10-Dec-2005 US Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Economist
5-Aug-1874 29-Oct-1948 Business Cycles
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Leo Pfeffer
Scholar
25-Dec-1910 4-Jun-1993 Religious liberty scholar, attorney
Charles Seeger
Musicologist
14-Dec-1886 7-Feb-1979 American musicologist
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
Alvin Toffler
Author
4-Oct-1928   Future Shock
Ernest van den Haag
Scholar
15-Sep-1914 21-Mar-2002 Punishing Criminals
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class
Diane Wakoski
Poet
3-Aug-1937   Coins & Coffins

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles A. Beard
Historian
27-Nov-1874 1-Sep-1948 The Rise of American Civilization
Beth L. Bronner
Business
c. 1950   Mistral Equity Partners
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Robert Curvin
Activist
23-Feb-1934   Former Black Power activist
Robert E. Denham
Attorney
27-Aug-1945   Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Adrian W. DeWind
Attorney
1-Dec-1913 7-Aug-2009 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Walter A. Eberstadt
Business
?   Lazard Freres
Ralph Ellison
Novelist
1-Mar-1914 16-Apr-1994 Invisible Man
Jonathan F. Fanton
Administrator
1943   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2009
Paul A. Gould
Business
c. 1945   Allen & Company
S. William Green
Politician
16-Oct-1929 14-Oct-2002 Congressman from New York, 1978-93
Norman Hsu
Philanthropist
Oct-1951   Notorious Democratic donor
Bob Kerrey
Politician
27-Aug-1943   Governor and Senator from Nebraska
Lewis Lapham
Editor
8-Jan-1935   Editor Emeritus, Harper's
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Robert B. Millard
Business
c. 1951   Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Jim Neal
Politician
6-Nov-1956   Sought Elizabeth Dole's Senate seat in 2008
Nancy B. Peretsman
Business
27-Mar-1954   Managing Director, Allen & Company
James Harvey Robinson
Historian
29-Jun-1863 16-Feb-1936 The Mind in the Making
Bernard L. Schwartz
Business
12-Dec-1926   CEO of Loral Corporation, 1972-2006
Lorie A. Slutsky
Business
c. 1954   President, New York Community Trust
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian


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