• John Rogers Jr.


    Chairman and CEO of Ariel Capital Management, which is the United States' largest minority-run mutual fund firm; University trustee

  • John Rogers Sr.


    One of the original 24 Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, former Cook County Juvenile Court Judge

  • Joshua Cooper Ramo


    Managing Partner, Office of John L. Thornton, Goldman Sachs & Co., member of the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Janet D. Rowley

    AB'44, SB'46, MD'48

    National Medal of Science, 1998; Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2009

  • Bryan Samuels


    Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Susan Sontag (1933–2004)


    Critic and author

  • Eileen Southern (1920–2002)

    AB'40, PhD'41

    First African American female professor at Harvard; holder of honorary doctorate from Columbia University

  • Thomas Sowell


    Economist; Winner of the National Humanities Medal, 2002; Senior Fellow in the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1980–present)

  • Brent Staples

    AM'76, PhD'82

    Editorial writer for the New York Times (1990–present); winner of the Anisfield Wolff Book Award for his memoir Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White (1994)

  • Ray Suarez


    Senior Correspondent on PBS news program "The NewsHour"

  • Daniel Tsui

    SM'63, PhD'67

    Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1998