For 50 years Janet Flanner, EX 1914 (1892–1978), shared her witty, sharp observations of Europe with New Yorker readers.
Astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–95) illuminated stellar evolution.
Dental expert turned forensic scientist Wilmer Souder, PhD 1916 (1884–1974), testified against mobsters, fraudsters, and murderers.
Lee Lozano, AB’51 (1930–99), began her career as a painter and ended as the artist who wouldn’t.
Nearly a century after it was banned, Gertrude Beasley’s (AM 1918) memoir of her Texas upbringing reaches a new generation of readers.
Decorator and pulp writer Richard Himmel, EX’42 (1920–2000), had a private eye for design.
Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.
Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.
Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920–1998) led a tempestuous career.
Joseph Sax, JD’59 (1936–2014), helped establish the courts as a front line for environmental activism.
Microbiologist Maurice Hilleman, PhD’44, and his feathered friends.
She made enemies with her attacks on International Style–but a powerful friend in Frank Lloyd Wright.