Randolph Bourne CC 1912 MA 1913 was a critical essayist. Bourne was a student of anthropologist Franz Boas and historians Charles Beard and James Harvey Robinson. He also more notably studied under the philosopher John Dewey, whom he later castigated for his support of World War I, arguing that Dewey was too optimistic about the war aims.
At graduation, Bourne won the Caroline Phelps Stokes Prize. Bourne, who died of Spanish Flu shortly after the war, is remembered for his opposition to the conflict—he is known for uttering the line "war is the health of the state"—and for his idea of transnationalism, considered a precursor to multiculturalism.