William Bratton

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Born in Boston, William Bratton eventually became head of New York’s transit police before serving as police commissioner—first under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and 20 years later under Mayor…

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Merryl Tisch

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Merryl Tisch spent two decades on the state Board of Regents. As chancellor she led the effort to raise standards, shaking up the educational establishment with a focus on underperforming schools and…

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Martin Lipton

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Martin Lipton graduated from the Wharton School intending to work on Wall Street, but he decided to try law. Today the 87-year-old is one of the country’s foremost corporate lawyers, perhaps…

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Judith Jamison

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Judith Jamison became the most recognized dancer in the U.S. under the tutelage of Alvin Ailey and then succeeded him as artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country’s leading…

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