| Syracuse University |
|Motto||Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat|
|Headquarters||New York State, USA|
|Type||Private research university|
Syracuse University is a private research university in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.
The campus is in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, inclusive education and wellness, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Alumni and affiliates include 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 1 Fields Medalist, 33 Olympic Medalists, numerous Pulitzer Prize recipients, Academy Award winners, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, President of the United States Joe Biden, and various governors and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
- 1 Modern
- 2 Benefactors
- 3 Notable alumni
- 3.1 Education
- 3.2 Investors, industrialists, and executives
- 3.3 Hospitality, real estate, construction, and architecture
- 3.4 Law and Government
- 3.5 Media and communications
- 3.6 Science, engineering, innovation, medicine, and exploration
- 3.7 Entertainment and performing arts
- 3.8 Other
- 3.9 Arts and letters
- 4 Alumni on Wikispooks
- 5 References
After World War II, Syracuse University began to transform into a major research institution. Enrollment increased in the four years after the war due to the G.I. Bill, which paid tuition, room, board, and a small allowance for veterans returning from World War II. In 1946, SU admitted 9,464 freshmen, nearly four times greater than the previous incoming class. Branch campuses were established in Endicott, New York, and Utica, New York, which became Binghamton University and Utica College respectively.
The velocity with which the university sped through its change into a major research institution was astounding. By the end of the 1950s, Syracuse ranked twelfth nationally in terms of the amount of its sponsored research, and it had over four hundred professors and graduate students engaging in that investigation.
From the early 1950s through the 1960s, Syracuse University added programs and staff that continued the transformation of the school into a research university. In 1954, Arthur Phillips was recruited from MIT and started the first pathogen-free animal research laboratory. The lab focused on studying medical problems using animal models. The School of Social Work, which eventually merged into the College of Human Ecology, was founded in 1956. Syracuse's College of Engineering also founded the nation's second oldest computer engineering and bioengineering programs. In 1962, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. donated $15 million to begin construction of a school of communications, eventually known as the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications. In 1966, Syracuse University was admitted to the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.
Syracuse has had many financial supporters, but some stand out by the magnitude of their contributions. Among those who have made transformative donations commemorated at the university are:
- John Dustin Archbold – oil
- Andrew Carnegie – steel
- George F. Comstock – real estate
- Joseph Lubin – real estate
- Donald Newhouse – publishing
- Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. – publishing
- Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr. – publishing
- Eliphalet Remington – firearm
- Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage – philanthropist
- Lyman Cornelius Smith- firearm and typewriter magnate
- Thomas J. Watson- IBM
- Martin J. Whitman – investment advisor
- Molly Corbett Broad – President, American Council on Education
- Walter Broadnax – President, Clark Atlanta University
- George Campbell Jr. – President, Cooper Union
- Mary Campbell - President, Spelman College
- Kent John Chabotar – President, Guilford College
- R. Inslee Clark, Jr. – Director of Admissions, Yale College
- Michael Crow – President, Arizona State University
- Mark Emmert – President, University of Washington
- Paul Finkelman - President, Gratz College
- Welthy Honsinger Fisher – Founder, World Education and World Literacy Canada.
- Jonathan Gibralter – President, State University of New York at Farmingdale
- Shelley Haley -- Professor of Classics and Africana Studies, Hamilton College
- Kermit L. Hall – former President, State University of New York at Albany, Utah State University
- Alice Ilchman – President, Sarah Lawrence College
- David Knapp – President, University of Massachusetts
- Barry Mills – President, Bowdoin College
- Sean O'Keefe – former Chancellor, Louisiana State University (LSU)
- L. Jay Oliva – former President, New York University
- Joseph Rallo – President, Angelo State University
- Kenneth P. Ruscio – President, Washington and Lee University
- Donna Shalala – President, University of Miami
- Deborah F. Stanley – President, State University of New York at Oswego
- Mitchel Wallerstein – President, Baruch College
Investors, industrialists, and executives
- P.O. Ackley – World-Renowned Gunsmith, CEO, P.O. Ackley Inc.
- Daniel A. D'Aniello – Co-founder and Chairman, The Carlyle Group
- Al-Waleed bin Talal – founder and President, Kingdom Holding Co
- William J. Brodsky – Chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange
- Stanley Chais (1926–2010) - investment advisor in the Madoff investment scandal
- Dennis Crowley – Co-Founder, Foursquare (service)
- Mary C. Daly - President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
- Nick Donofrio – Senior Vice President, Technology & Manufacturing, IBM
- Bernard Goldberg (1948) – Co-founder of Raymour & Flanigan
- William James – Director, Lazard Freres & Company
- E. Floyd Kvamme – Partner Emeritus; Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Chairman, Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under President George W Bush
- Jeff McCormick – Founder, Saturn Partners, and Independent candidate for governor in the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014
- Richard Menschel - (retired) senior director of Goldman Sachs, philanthropist.
- Robert Menschel - (retired) legendary senior director of Goldman Sachs, philanthropist, created Wall Street's first institutional department.
- Sean O'Keefe – former Chairman of Airbus Group, Inc.
- Lowell W. Paxson – Founder of Home Shopping Network
- Kirthiga Reddy – former MD of Facebook India .
- Arthur Rock – venture capitalist, cofounder of Intel and father figure to Apple founder Steve Jobs
- Vishal Sikka – CEO & MD (Designate) Infosys Ltd.
- Martin J. Whitman – founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Third Avenue Value Fund
Hospitality, real estate, construction, and architecture
- Harley Baldwin – developer in Aspen, Colorado
- Arthur Bridgman Clark – architect, professor, first head of the Art Department at Stanford University.
- Bruce Fowle – architect, Fox & Fowle Architects
- James Garrison - architect, Garrison Architects
- Adam Gross – architect, Ayers Saint Gross
- Wilbur R. Ingalls, Jr. – architect
- Lorimer Rich – architect, designed the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, DC and the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Rome, NY
- David Rockwell – founder and CEO, Rockwell Group
- Steve Rubell – former Studio 54 club owner
- Ian Schrager – hotelier and former Studio 54 club owner
- Werner Seligmann – architect
- Thom Filicia – interior designer, author, television host
Law and Government
- Andrew P. Bakaj - U.S. Attorney and lead counsel for the Whisteblower during the Impeachment Inquiry and the subsequent Impeachment of President Donald Trump.
- Craig Benson – former New Hampshire Governor
- Joe Biden – 46th President of the United States, 47th Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator from Delaware, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Beau Biden – former Attorney General of Delaware, son of Joe Biden
- Dave Bing – former Mayor of Detroit, NBA Hall of Famer
- Jon Bramnick – Current New Jersey Assembly Minority Leader
- Angus Cameron – former Senator from Wisconsin
- Gary Chan – Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong since 2008
- George Fletcher Chandler – First Superintendent of the New York State Police
- John T. Connor – former US Secretary of Commerce
- David Crane – former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Al D'Amato – former Senator from New York
- Willy De Clercq – former European Commissioner for Trade and External Relations, former Belgian Minister of Finance, Foreign Trade, and Budget; former Belgian Deputy Prime Minister
- John A. DeFrancisco – New York State Senator
- Robert Duffy – Mayor of Rochester, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
- Kwabena Dufuor – Finance Minister of Ghana and former of Governor, Bank of Ghana.
- Ronald A. George – Maryland State Delegate
- James E. Graves, Jr. – United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit, formerly Mississippi Supreme Court Justice
- David Gurfein – U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, and CEO of nonprofit organization United American Patriots
- Arthur T. Hannett – former Governor of New Mexico
- Kathy Hochul – Congresswoman, New York - Lt. Governor, New York State
- John Katko – Congressman, New York
- Randy Kuhl – Congressman, New York
- Mordecai Lee – Wisconsin State Senator
- Belva A. Lockwood – (GC) First woman to receive her party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to argue a case before the US Supreme Court
- Oren Lyons – Onondaga Faithkeeper and Global Indigenous Leader
- William Magnarelli – NYS Assemblyman
- Joanie Mahoney – Former Onondaga County Executive
- Neal P. McCurn – Senior Judge for the US District Court, Northern District of New York
- Theodore McKee – United States Court of Appeals Chief Judge for the Third Circuit
- Rodney C. Moen – Wisconsin State Senator
- Daniel P. Moynihan – (Ph.D) US Ambassador to India, Senator, scholar
- John H. Mulroy – former Onondaga County Executive
- Norman A. Mordue – Chief Judge for the US District Court, Northern District of New York
- Bismarck Myrick – former US Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia and Lesotho
- Sean O'Keefe – former NASA administrator
- Masahide Ota – former Governor of Okinawa, Japan
- John Prevas – Circuit Court Judge, City of Baltimore
- Elliott Portnoy – Chairman of SNR Denton
- Steven Rothman – Congressman, New Jersey
- Warren Rudman – former Senator, New Hampshire
- Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. – Senior Judge for the US District Court, Northern District of New York
- Donna Shalala – former Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services, US House of Representatives from Florida
- Salvador del Solar – former Prime Minister of Peru
- Glenn T. Suddaby – Justice for the US District Court, Northern District of New York
- John H. Terry – former US Congressman
- Sandra L. Townes – Justice for the US District Court, Eastern District of New York
- Mitchel Wallerstein – former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for counter-proliferation policy
- Ben Walsh – 54th Mayor of Syracuse
- George Warrington – NJ Transit president and former Amtrak president
- David P. Weber – former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the US Securities and Exchange Commission
- John P. White – former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Defense
- Stanley L. Greigg – member of the U.S. House of Representatives from northwestern Iowa
Media and communications
- Russ Alben – advertising executive, created the Timex tagline, "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking"
- Marv Albert – sportscaster
- David Amber – reporter, ESPN
- Damon Amendolara – sportscaster
- Gary Apple – sports anchor, SNY
- Michael Barkann – sportscaster, Comcast SportsNet, 94WIP Philadelphia
- Len Berman – sportscaster
- Matthew Berry – ESPN fantasy sports analyst
- Paul Bouche – TV producer - Media Personality
- Contessa Brewer – broadcast journalist, MSNBC
- Samantha Brown – TV host
- Steve Bunin – sportscaster, ESPN
- Ryan Burr – sportscaster, ESPN, NBC and Golf Channel
- Mary Calvi – journalist, anchor at WCBS-TV, New York City
- Craig Carton – Co-Host, Boomer and Carton in the Morning, WFAN NY
- Joe Castiglione – Boston Red Sox radio announcer
- Ernest Chappell – radio and television announcer
- Dick Clark – television personality, American Bandstand, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
- Michael Cole – WWE commentator
- Ed Coleman – sportscaster, WFAN NY
- Bob Costas – sportscaster, NBC Sports and MLB Network
- Denise D'Ascenzo (1958Template:Ndash2019) Template:Ndash television news anchorwoman (WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut)
- Bob Dotson – journalist
- Ian Eagle – sportscaster, CBS and YES
- Emme – plus-size model and TV host
- Susan Feeney – journalist, former senior editor for NPR
- Marty Glickman – sportscaster
- Jeff Glor - anchor, CBS Evening News
- Daniel J. Halstead - publisher of The Syracuse Daily Union (1860), The Syracuse Daily Courier and Union (1860–1869), The Syracuse Daily Courier (1869–1888) and The Syracuse Courier (1888–1898) newspapers
- Scott Hanson - sportscaster, NFL Network, host of NFL RedZone
- Vaughn Harper - radio DJ, WBLS NY 'Quiet Storm', basketball player, musician.
- Ariel Helwani – MMA journalist
- Deborah Henretta, senior advisor, SSA & Company; retired group president, Procter & Gamble
- Larry Hryb – Xbox Live Director of Programming
- Avery Yale Kamila – vegan food columnist, Portland Press Herald
- Megyn Kelly – news anchor, Fox News Channel
- Ted Koppel – broadcast journalist, "Nightline"
- Larry Kramer – President and Publisher of USA Today
- Steve Kroft – co-editor and news correspondent, "60 Minutes"
- Michael Kranish – journalist
- Harold E. Martin – Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman, Montgomery, Alabama Advertiser
- Mike McAlary – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Sean McDonough – sportscaster, ESPN
- Joe McNally – photographer
- Jeanne Moos – news correspondent, CNN
- Will Murray – researcher and segment producer, The Howard Stern Show
- Akshay Nanavati - USMC, author of Fearvana
- Jim Naughtie – British journalist and radio presenter
- Diane Nelson – President of DC Entertainment
- Bob Neumeier – sportscaster, NBC
- Donald Newhouse – president, Advance Publications
- S.I. Newhouse, Jr. – Chairman & CEO, Advance Publications/ Chairman, Conde Nast Publications
- Jeff Passan - baseball journalist, ESPN
- Greg Papa – sportscaster, Oakland Raiders
- Dave Pasch – sportscaster, ESPN
- Henry Jarvis Raymond – (GWS), Founder of the New York Times
- Dave Roberts – weatherman, broadcaster and presenter, WPVI-TV
- Dan Roche – sportscaster, WBZ-TV, Boston, MA
- Harry M. Rosenfeld – former editor, "Washington Post"
- Dave Ryan – sportscaster, ESPN
- Robert Scheer – editor-in-chief, TruthDig, former managing editor Ramparts, Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
- Adam Schein – SNY, Sirius XM Satellite radio NFL
- Bob Shannon – radio DJ/Announcer, CBS-FM New York
- Arun Shourie – Padma Bhushan recipient, World Bank Economist, former editor of Times of India and Indian Express
- Anish Shroff – ESPNews anchor
- Andrew Siciliano - sportscaster, NFL Network, host of DirecTV Red Zone Channel
- Fred Silverman – former President, NBC
- Lakshmi Singh – newscaster, journalist, NPR
- Jayson Stark – journalist, sportscaster, ESPN
- Dick Stockton – sportscaster
- John Sykes – President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises
- Mike Tirico – sportscaster, NBC
- Nick Wright - TV host, radio talk show, Fox Sports 1, Son of Joshua Allen
- Justin Robert Young - podcaster, journalist, comedian and writer
- Adam Zucker – sportscaster/anchor, CBS Sports Network
Science, engineering, innovation, medicine, and exploration
- Joseph A. Ahearn – Civil Engineer of the U.S. Air Force; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
- Ishfaq Ahmad - Professor of Computer Science
- Betty Lise Anderson - Professor of Optical Science
- Albert Baez – developer of the X-ray reflection microscope, physics educator, and father of Joan Baez.
- John Boardman – physics educator, social activist, and gaming authority.
- Daniela Bortoletto - experimental particle physicist, Nicholas Kurti Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University.
- Charles F. Brannock - inventor and manufacturer; inventor of the Brannock Device.
- Rubin Braunstein - semiconductor physics, pioneer of LEDs.
- Penny Budoff - Physician and medical researcher; author of No More Hot Flashes and Even More Good News.
- Marilyn Burns; mathematics educator and the author of over a dozen children's books on mathematics.
- George Campbell Jr. - theoretical physicist who served as the eleventh president of Cooper Union.
- Eileen Collins – NASA astronaut and first female space shuttle commander.
- Alice Carter Cook – botanist and writer, first woman PhD in botany from an American university
- Tesfaye Dinka – Industrial Engineer and Prime Minister of Ethiopia from April to June 1991.
- Nina Fedoroff – geneticist and molecular biologist; Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2007; member of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Joan Feynman – astrophysicist, younger sister of physicist Richard Feynman.
- Robert Finn – mathematician and professor.
- Edith M. Flanigen – chemist and inventor; winner of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
- George E. Fox – biologist and chemical engineer; co-discoverer of the Archaea kingdom of organisms.
- Jean Fréchet – chemist and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Joshua N. Goldberg - pioneering researcher in general relativity, professor emeritus at Syracuse University.
- Gabriela González - former spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery (2017); member of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Hermann Gummel – semiconductor device physicist; member of the National Academy of Engineering.
- Robert Jarvik – inventor of the first permanently implantable artificial heart
- Joel Lebowitz – statistical physicist; member of the National Academy of Sciences
- William Ralph Maxon – botanist and pteridologist.
- Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou – pioneer in neuroelectric systems and biomedical engineering education.
- Pericles A. Mitkas - computer scientist and Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Story Musgrave – NASA astronaut.
- V. Parmeswaran Nair - theoretical particle physicist, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York.
- Ezra T. Newman – theoretical physicist, winner of the 2011 Einstein Prize.
- Martin A. Pomerantz – astrophysicist, president emeritus of the Bartol Research Institute, and pioneer of Antarctic astronomy.
- Pierre Ramond – string theorist; winner of the 2004 Oskar Klein Medal.
- Harry Frederick Recher – ornithologist; winner of the 1994 D.L. Serventy Medal.
- Mark Reed – nanotechnology pioneer, Harold Hodgkinson Chair at Yale University.
- Elsa Reichmanis – optical and electronic materials; member of the National Academy of Engineering; 2001 recipient of the Perkin Medal.
- Charles Rosen – robotics; co-founder of Ridge Vineyards.
- Joel Rosenbaum – cell biologist; winner of the E. B. Wilson Medal.
- Rainer K. Sachs – theoretical astrophysicist, co-discoverer of the Sachs–Wolfe effect.
- Pantur Silaban - prominent Indonesian theoretical physicist.
- Michael Streicher – developer of stainless steels; winner of the W. R. Whitney Award.
- Sultan bin Salman – first Arab, first Muslim and the youngest person to travel to space.
- Salvatore Torquato – theoretical scientist who does research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and engineering.
- José W. F. Valle - Brazilian-Spanish theoretical physicist noted for work on the mass of neutrinos.
- James Tour – organic chemist and nanotechnologist.
- Clarence Abiathar Waldo – mathematician and educator known for his role in the 1897 Indiana Pi Bill affair.
- Sigi Ziering - industrial physicist, businessman, and philanthropist.
Entertainment and performing arts
- Elfriede Abbe – sculptor
- Lynn Ahrens – musical theatre lyricist
- Martin Bandier – Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV
- Darryl Bell – actor
- Craig Borten – screenwriter
- Paul Bouche – TV Host "A Oscuras Pero Encendidos'; television producer
- Eric Bress – film director and screenwriter
- Tim Calpin – screenwriter
- Warren Casey – writer, lyricist, screenwriter
- Felix Cavaliere – singer with The Rascals
- Priscilla Chan – singer
- Clairo - lo-fi pop sensation (currently attending, on break)
- Dick Clark – host of American Bandstand; television producer
- Ken Goldstein – musician known as "Jack Dempsey"; author
- John Curran – film director and screenwriter
- Doug Davis, entertainment lawyer and Grammy Award-winning producer
- Taye Diggs – actor
- Heather Dubrow – actress; cast member on The Real Housewives of Orange County
- Zach Tyler Eisen - voice actor; voice of Aang on Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Peter Falk – actor
- Gary Farmer – actor
- Vera Farmiga – actress
- Judy Freudberg – screenwriter
- Jami Gong – stand-up comedian
- Carl Gottlieb – screenwriter; vice-president of the Writers Guild of America, West
- Peter Guber – CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and Co-owner of the Golden State Warriors
- Dan Gurewitch – writer
- Jay Harrington – actor
- Elizabeth Hendrickson – actress
- Bob Holz - musician
- Miriam Hopkins – actress
- Garland Jeffreys – musician
- Miss Jones – radio DJ and singer
- Joe Klotz – film editor
- Lisa Lampanelli – comedian
- Frank Langella – actor Frost/Nixon
- Meg LeFauve – screenwriter Inside Out (2015 film), Captain Marvel (film)
- Sheldon Leonard - film and television actor, producer, director, and writer
- Riki Lindhome – actress
- Sam Lloyd – actor, musician
- Frank Marion – motion picture pioneer
- Andy Mineo – rapper, singer, producer, director, actor and minister
- Neal McDonough – actor
- Sterling Morrison – musician
- Jessie Mueller – Tony-winning actress
- Suzanne Pleshette – actress
- Mike Pollock – voice actor
- Lou Reed – musician
- Kevin Michael Richardson – actor
- Sam Roberts - radio broadcaster
- Doug Robinson - television producer
- Maria Sansone – television presenter
- Ken Schretzmann - film editor
- Reid Scott – actor
- Tom Everett Scott – actor
- Aaron Sorkin – Emmy- and Academy Award-winning screenwriter A Few Good Men, The Social Network, The West Wing, Moneyball
- Lexington Steele – actor, director, and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc.
- Jerry Stiller – actor
- Habib Tabani – Pakistani ghazal singer and industrialist
- Arielle Tepper – Broadway producer
- Mark Tinker – television producer/director
- Stephen A. Unger – executive recruiter, media and entertainment business
- Jimmy Van Heusen – Academy Award-winning composer
- Bill Viola – video artist
- Michael H. Weber – screenwriter (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns
- Peter Weller – actor
- Vanessa Williams – singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, Miss America
- Pete Yorn – musician
- Alexandra Curtis – Miss Rhode Island 2015
- Marc S. Ellenbogen – diplomat, philanthropist, President, Prague Society for International Cooperation
- Borys Gudziak – Catholic Bishop, Metropolitan-Archbishop of Philadelphia (Ukrainian Greek Catholic)
- Michael Yeung Ming-cheung – Catholic Bishop, eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
- John Zogby – pollster, Zogby International
- Neilia Hunter Biden - teacher, first wife of Joe Biden
Arts and letters
- Nilo Alcala - composer, first Philippine-born recipient of the Aaron Copland House Residency Award
- Julia Alvarez – poet, novelist, and essayist
- Donna Alvermann – prominent professor and researcher in adolescent and media literacies
- Joe Amato – author
- Robb Armstrong – cartoonist of the comic strip Jump Start
- Brad Anderson – cartoonist of the comic strip Marmaduke
- Maltbie D. Babcock – 19th century clergyman and author
- Harriete Estel Berman - artist
- Nydia Blas - photographer
- James Bishop - painter
- Joel Brouwer – poet, educator, and journalist
- Gordon Chandler – sculptor
- Wendy Coakley-Thompson – novelist
- Stephen Crane – novelist; stayed only one semester, later admitting he came "more to play baseball than to study."
- Mabel Potter Daggett – journalist and suffragist
- Aleš Debeljak – poet, essayist and sociologist
- Stephen Dunn – poet, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
- Birgitta Moran Farmer – painter, winner of 1906 Hiram Gee Award in Painting
- Paul Finkelman – historian
- Moses Finley – historian
- Carlisle Floyd – opera composer
- Whitney Gaskell – novelist
- Sharon Gold – artist and professor
- William Pratt Graham – sixth chancellor of Syracuse University
- Clement Greenberg – art critic
- Henry Grethel – fashion designer
- Beth Gylys – poet and professor
- Beth Harrington - filmmaker and musician
- Michael Herr - writer and war correspondent
- Morton L. Janklow – literary agent
- Shirley Jackson – novelist
- Betsey Johnson – fashion designer
- David N. Johnson – composer, organist, and professor
- Joseph S. Kozlowski – portrait artist
- Hilton Kramer – critic, "The Revenge of the Philistines"
- Barbara Kruger – collage artist
- Sol LeWitt – sculptor
- James F. Light – literary scholar
- Mark Lombardi – abstract painter
- Jenni Lukac – contemporary artist
- John D. MacDonald – novelist
- Don Maloney – Japanophile author
- Barry N. Malzberg – science fiction writer
- Jerre Mangione – novelist, and scholar of the Italian-American experience
- Robert Mankoff – cartoonist and editor of The New Yorker
- Donald Martino – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
- Clifton E. Marsh – historian of the African diaspora
- Scott McCloud – cartoonist and comics theorist
- Jay McInerney – novelist
- Joyce Carol Oates – novelist
- Robert O'Connor – novelist
- Tom Perrotta – novelist and screenwriter
- Salvador Plascencia – novelist
- Kim Ponders - novelist
- William Powhida – artist
- Mary Jo Putney – romance novelist
- Jim Ridlon – sports painter and sculptor, also a former professional football player
- M. J. Rose – author and book marketing executive
- William Safire – Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and former New York Times columnist
- George Saunders – short-story writer
- Alice Sebold – novelist
- Laurie Gwen Shapiro – novelist, director, Independent Spirit Award for Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale
- Anthony Veasna So - Cambodian-American short story writer
- Cheryl Strayed – novelist, memoirist, and essayist
- Elizabeth Strout – Novelist
- William Tester – short story writer
- Dorothy Thompson – journalist
- Jack Tippit – cartoonist
- Lori Weitzner – textile designer
- Ryan Van Winkle – poet
- Irene Vilar – author and literary agent
- Kate Vrijmoet – artist
- John A. Williams – novelist
- Howard Wyeth – drummer and pianist
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Founder/editor of Black Star News, which broke the news of Sunny Sheu's murder.|
|John R. Bass||1964|
|Ernest Becker||27 September 1924||6 March 1974||US||Anthropologist|
|Joe Biden||20 November 1942||US||Deep state actor|
|Willy De Clercq||8 July 1927||28 October 2011|
|James B. Cunningham||1952||Diplomat|
|Daniel A. D'Aniello||14 September 1946|
|Üstün Ergüder||1935||Turkey||Academic||Rector of Bosporus University, Board Member of the Vehbi Koç Foundation|
|Hidipo Hamutenya||17 June 1939||6 October 2016||Politician|
|Kathy Hochul||27 August 1958||27 August 1958||US||Politician|
|Megyn Kelly||18 November 1970||US||Journalist||Famous American journalist.|
|Mark Lombardi||23 March 1951||22 March 2000||US||Artist||US artist who became interested in graphing deep state networks|
|Roula Khalaf Razzouk||May 1965||Lebanon|
|Editor||FT Editor alleged to be complicit in faking evidence to promote the Skripal affair official narrative|
|Mitchell Rogovin||3 December 1930||7 February 1996||US||Lawyer||Special counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975 and 1976.|
|Warren Rudman||18 May 1930||19 November 2012||Politician|
|A Rockefeller Republican Senator and possible deep state functionality|
|Craig Spence||1941||10 November 1989||US||Journalist|
Franklin child prostitution ring/Premature death
Deep state actor
|A lobbyist who ran a call-boy ring for purposes of sexual blackmail, also implicated in the Franklin child prostitution ring. Died suddenly.|
|Christine Varney||17 December 1955||US||Lawyer|