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Oct 21 2010
1 Milton Friedman A.B. 1932 Economist, Public Intellectual, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics (1976) 6019
2 Asia Carrera (born Jessica Steinhauser), Class of 1995 did not graduate — Porn Star (who majored in Business and Japanese) </ref> 4631
3 Roy Lichtenstein (deceased) — Professor of fine arts 4236
4 Toni Morrison – African-American Novelist (Beloved, Song of Solomon), Nobel Prize in Literature (1993), Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1988) 3764
5 Kristin Davis, Class of 1987, — Actress (Sex and the City) 3384
6 John DiMaggio, Voice actor 3307
7 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Professor at the School of Law in Newark, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States* 3127
8 Calista Flockhart, Class of 1988 — Actress (stage, television, and motion pictures) (The Birdcage; Ally McBeal), Emmy winner 2863
9 James Gandolfini, Class of 1983 — Actor (The Sopranos), Emmy winner, Voice Actor (Where the Wild Things Are) 2775
10 Paul Robeson, Class of 1919 — Athlete, Actor, Singer, Political Activist, NFL Guard 1920–1922 (Akron Pros, Milwaukee Badgers) 2141
11 Mario Batali, Class of 1982 — Chef, Restaurateur, Television Host (Molto Mario, Iron Chef America) 1961
12 Sebastian Stan, Class of 2005 — Actor (Captain America: The First Avenger; The Covenant) 1947
13 Frank Iero — Guitarist/backup vocals for the band My Chemical Romance and lead singer of post-hardcore/screamo band, Leathermouth, as well as co-founder of the Skeleton Crew company.(He had dropped out, was on a scholarship). 1843
14 James O'Keefe, Class of 2006, — journalist for Breitbart.com 1839
15 Kurt Sutter, — writer (The Shield), creator of Sons of Anarchy [link] 1835
16 Just Blaze — Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop producer 1582
17 Aaron Stanford, Class of 2000, — Actor (X2, Tadpole) 1575
18 Joanna Angel, Class of 2002 — Alt-Porn Star 1436
19 Natalie Morales, Class of 1994, — Journalist and correspondent for The Today Show 1136
20 John Carpenter, Class of 1990 — First-ever champion of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire television quiz show 1109
21 David Stern, Class of 1963 — Commissioner of the National Basketball Association 1071
22 Avery Brooks — Associate Professor of fine arts 970
23 Mr. Magoo, 1950s cartoon character 924
24 Ralph Ellison (deceased) — Author of Invisible Man 902
25 Bob Menendez, J.D. (Newark) — U.S. House of Representatives (1992–2005), United States Senator (2006–present) 892
26 Marc Ecko — Fashion Designer 872
27 Gabe Saporta — musician; (Midtown, Cobra Starship, Humble Beginnings) 827
28 Ray Rice, — Football Player, NFL Running Back (Baltimore Ravens) 802
29 Pras — Grammy-winning rapper from the Fugees 714
30 Rebecca Quick, Class of 1993, — journalist and anchor (CNBC Squawk Box) 697
31 Dan Green (voice actor), Voice Actor (Yu-Gi-Oh!) 690
32 Bill Bellamy, Class of 1989 — Comedian, Actor 628
33 Sheryl Lee Ralph, English Lit/Theatre degree,1975—Original 'Deena Jones' 6 Tony Award winning Broadway smash hit musical Dreamgirls 590
34 Tim DeKay, Mason Gross School of the Arts Class of 1990, Actor (Tell Me You Love Me) 557
35 Christopher McCulloch, — Creator of The Venture Bros. 549
36 Jackie Aprile, Jr., The Sopranos (Rutgers-Newark) 546
37 Roger Bart — Actor (Desperate Housewives, The Producers, Tony Award for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) 542
38 Judy Gold, B.A. 1984 — Comedian, Actress 497
39 Jim Valvano, Class of 1967 — Won NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship at N.C. State 495
40 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, Class of 1927 — Musician and Actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet) 495
41 Randal Pinkett, Class of 1994 — winner of The Apprentice 4. President and CEO of BCT Partners 478
42 George Segal — Professor of fine arts; Fluxus artist 471
43 Brian Joo — Korean R&B singer, and one half of Fly to the Sky 463
44 Dick Vitale assistant basketball coach (1970–72), later coach of the Detroit Pistons and a sports commentator 415
45 Allan Kaprow (deceased) — Professor of fine arts 377
46 Alexi Lalas, Class of 1991 — Former U.S. Soccer National Team member, former President & General Manager of the Los Angeles Galaxy 366
47 Looking Glass — 1970s famous one-hit wonder for the song "Brandy" 361
48 Louis Freeh, Class of 1971 — Director of the FBI (1993–2001) 325
49 Jerry Fodor — Professor of philosophy and cognitive science 305
50 Helen Fisher — Research professor of anthropology 305
51 Tomas Kalnoky — lead singer/songwriter and lead guitarist of 3rd wave ska band, Streetlight Manifesto, also formed Catch 22 and Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution 302
52 Selman Waksman, Class of 1915 — discovered 22 antibiotics, best known for streptomycin. Nobel laureate. Waksman Institute of Microbiology and Waksman Hall are named in his honor. 289
53 Arthur Goldberg, Class of 1963 — former president and CEO of Park Place Entertainment Corporation 275
54 Bernard Goldberg, Class of 1967, Journalist 270
55 Paul Fussell — Professor of English, author, literary critic, social commentator. 268
56 Bernard Marcus, Class of 1951 — Founder of the Home Depot 252
57 Jerome Kagan B.S. 1950; Psychologist 250
58 Laurie Berkner — children's musician. Seen on Noggin in Jack's Big Music Show 237
59 L.J. Smith, Class of 2003 — Football Player, NFL Tight End (Philadelphia Eagles) 232
60 Heinrich Rohrer, 1961–1963; Physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1986) 222
61 Dahntay Jones NBA: 2003–2006 220
62 Brian Leonard, Class of 2007 — Football Player, NFL Running Back (Cincinnati Bengals) 218
63 Jon Finkel, Class of 1996 — Renowned "Magic: The Gathering" Professional Player (Inducted into the "Magic: The Gathering" Hall of Fame) 216
64 Robert Torricelli, Class of 1974 — United States Senator, Congressman 211
65 Israel Gelfand — (deceased) Professor of mathematics 210
66 Matt Pinfield, Radio Disc Jockey, host of MTV's 120 Minutes 206
67 Robert Campbell, Class of 1962 MBA – former Vice Chairman of Johnson & Johnson 202
68 Greg Schiano 194
69 Shaun O'Hara, Class of 2000 — Football Player, NFL Center (New York Giants) 187
70 Leon Golub (deceased) — Professor of fine arts 185
71 John McWhorter B.A. 1985 African-American historian, former professor of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute 185
72 Daniel Smith — lead singer of Danielson Famile 185
73 Kenny Britt, Class of 2010 (did not graduate) NFL Player (Titans) 169
74 Carli Lloyd — Midfielder, US Women's National Team 164
75 Hamady N'Diaye, Class of 2010 — 26th pick of the second round (56th selection overall) in the 2010 NBA Draft to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. His draft rights have been traded to the Washington Wizards. 162
76 James J. Florio, J.D. (Camden) 1967 — former Governor of New Jersey (1990–1994) 160
77 Jack H. Jacobs, Class of 1966, M.A. 1972 — Medal of Honor recipient, military analyst for MSNBC. 156
78 Rev. Clark V. Poling; Dutch-Reformed Army Chaplain among the "Four Chaplains" on the USAT Dorchester during World War II 156
79 Cappie Pondexter, Class of 2006 — 2nd overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury; 2008 Summer Olympic gold medalist for United States Women's Basketball in Beijing 154
80 Robert Trivers — Professor of anthropology and biological sciences and winner of the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences (2007) 153
81 Curt Anderson, Member, Maryland House of Delegates (1983 -), chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (1989–1991) 149
82 Nick Gillespie, Class of 1985 — Journalist, editor 148
83 John Ciardi — Professor of English, poet, translator of The Divine Comedy by Dante among other notable literary works. 146
84 Kevin Chamberlin — Actor (Tony Award nominations for Dirty Blonde and Seussical) 141
85 Jeff Torborg, Class of 1963 — Major League Baseball Catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels) and Manager (several teams) 141
86 Eddie Jordan, Class of 1977 — Head Coach of the Washington Wizards 125
87 Cathy Young, Class of 1988 — Journalist and non-fiction author 123
88 Karen Young — Actress (The Sopranos; Law & Order) 122
89 William Mastrosimone, Class of 1980 — Playwright, Golden Globe Award winner 121
90 David DeJesus, — Center fielder for Kansas City Royals [link], published by Major League Baseball (no further authorship information available), accessed 6 January 2007.</ref> 121
91 Ben Jelen — Musician 120
92 Mike Taibbi, Class of 1971, — journalist and correspondent for NBC Nightly News 120
93 Quincy Douby, — Guard for the Toronto Raptors 119
94 John Lee — CEO of UP & J Corporation 118
95 Tiquan Underwood, Class of 2009 — Football Player, Wide Receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars) 117
96 Kenny Barron — jazz pianist in Dizzie Gillespie quartet 115
97 C. Vivian Stringer 113
98 Ray Lucas, Class of 1996 — Football Player, NFL Quarterback 1996–2002 (New York Jets, Miami Dolphins), TV Football commentator 105
99 Mark Doty — Professor of English, Award winning poet. 103
100 Gary Brackett, Class of 2003 — Football Player, NFL Linebacker (Indianapolis Colts) 102
101 Mike Glita — musician, former bassist for New Jersey post-hardcore band Senses Fail 98
102 Greg Brown, Class of 1982, President and Co-CEO of Motorola, CEO of the Broadband Mobility Solutions Business Unit 98
103 Cap and Skull 95
104 Harriet Hayes, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 95
105 Alvin Goldman — Professor of philosophy 94
106 Charles Jones NBA: 1999-1999 94
107 Scott Gration — Obama nominee for NASA Administrator 93
108 Charles Wuorinen — Professor of music; Pulitzer-prize winning composer and MacArthur fellow 92
109 Saharon Shelah — Professor of mathematics 92
110 Joseph P. Bradley, A.B. 1836 — Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court (1870–1891). 86
111 Peter Vermes, Class of 1987 — Former U.S. Soccer National Team member, former professional Soccer player in Major League Soccer. 86
112 Darnell Stapleton, Class of 2007 — Football Player, NFL Guard (Pittsburgh Steelers) 83
113 William Hughes, Class of 1955 — Congressman, Ambassador to Panama 78
114 David Levering Lewis (former) — Professor of History, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (1994 and 2001) 78
115 Sonny Werblin, Class of 1932 — Founder of the New York Jets, President and CEO Madison Square Garden Corporation, President of Music Corporation of America-TV 75
116 Sue Wicks, Class of 1988 — Basketball player, member of the 1988 Olympic team and New York Liberty (1997–2002) of the WNBA 73
117 Deron Cherry, Class of 1980 — safety with the Kansas City Chiefs, member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team 73
118 Richard J. Hughes, J.D. 1931 — New Jersey Governor, Chief State Supreme Court Justice 69
119 Jim Conti – Tenor Saxaphonist for the Third Wave Ska band, Streetlight Manifesto 66
120 Terry Shea football coach (1996–2000), later a coach with Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bear, Miami Dolphips, and St. Louis Rams. 64
121 Waliyy Dixon, AND1 Mixtape Tour streetball legend 64
122 Jamaal Westerman, Class of 2009 NFL Player (Jets) 63
123 John Battle — Guard for the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, 1985–1995 62
124 Jeremy Zuttah, Class of 2008 — Football Player, Offensive Lineman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 60
125 Anne Milgram, Attorney General of New Jersey and First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey 59
126 Joe Borowski, — Relief Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. He has also played for the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. 58
127 Lou Tepper, Class of 1967 — former head coach of Illinois 57
128 Clark Harris, Class of 2007 — Football Player, NFL Tight End (Houston Texans) 57
129 Morton Jay Chiat, Class of 1953 — Founder of TBWA\Chiat\Day advertising 54
130 Jason Bergmann — Starting Pitcher for the Washington Nationals. 54
131 Robert Schommer (deceased) — astronomer, Professor of physics 53
132 Nathan M. Newmark, Class of 1948 — inventor of the Newmark-beta method of numerical integration used to solve differential equations; winner of the National Medal of Science 53
133 Spencer Ackerman, Class of 2002 — Journalist for the Washington Independent 52
134 Jon Conway, Class of 1999, goalkeeper for Red Bull New York 51
135 Michael Kulikowski — Professor of history at the University of Tennessee and author of Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Johns Hopkins University Press), 2004, and Rome’s Gothic Wars from the Third Century to Alaric (Cambridge University Press). 51
136 Doron Zeilberger — Professor of mathematics, winner of the Steele Prize for Seminal Contributions to Research (1998) 51
137 George Case: Baseball Coach (1950–1960) including 1950 College World Series berth. Former Major League Baseball player with the Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians and a four-time All-Star and six-time American League leader in stolen bases. 50
138 Zenon Pylyshyn — Professor of philosophy and cognitive science 50
139 William A. Newell, A.B. 1836 — Physician, Governor of New Jersey, (1857–1860) 50
140 H. Bruce Franklin, John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies, expert on Herman Melville, science fiction, and prison literature. 50
141 Stephen Stich — Professor of philosophy 50
142 Joan Acocella, Class of 1984 — Journalist, author, dance critic for the New Yorker 49
143 Leonid Khachiyan(deceased) — Professor of mathematics 49
144 Lawrence Rabiner — Professor of electrical and computer engineering 49
145 Robert Watts — Professor of fine arts 49
146 Michael Curtis — Professor of political science 48
147 Michael R. Douglas — Director of New High Energy Theory Center and Sackler Prize winner 48

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