Current notable faculty include Manny Azenberg , a Broadway producer whose productions have won 40 Tony Awards ; Adrian Bejan , inventor of the constructal theory and namesake of the Bejan number ; and David Brooks , a columnist for The New York Times . Walter E. Dellinger III , formerly the United States Solicitor General , Assistant Attorney General , and head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Bill Clinton , serves as a law professor. Novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman won the 1992 Laurence Olivier Award , while Peter Feaver was a member of the National Security Council under Clinton and George W. Bush . David Gergen served as an advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon , Gerald Ford , Ronald Reagan , and Bill Clinton . John Hope Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton, while William Raspberry , a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post , won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. 10 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university.
The bulk of the controversy surrounded whether she invaded her partners' rights to privacy , and whether the subjects of Owen's faux thesis have a right to sue, as was done in the case of Jessica Cutler when Cutler published details of her sex life on a blog .  It also raised questions as to whether double standards exist if the reaction would have been the same had the faux thesis been written by a male.  The faux dissertation attracted additional attention because some of the men whom Owen ranked were from the lacrosse team , and there was an unrelated sex controversy surrounding the team a few years prior.