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Rodney Rothman (SHS '91) wins an Academy Award for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is the 2019 Oscar winner for ANIMATED FEATURE FILM. Congratulations to Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (SHS '91), Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on their Oscar win. This is their first Oscar nomination. 

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Kenneth A. W. Gansel (SHS '68) is elected as Chair of the Niagara Regional Police Service Board

Join us in congratulating Kenneth A. W. Gansel (SHS '68) on his election as Chair of the Niagara Regional Police Service Board. 

 

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Douglas Rushkoff (SHS '79): Prove you’re not a robot

Resultado de imagen para Douglas RushkoffAmong the few things that made me want to be a technology journalist was reading Douglas Rushkoff’s 2010 book Program or Be Programmed, right after I finished college. In it, Rushkoff argued that humans need to understand how technology works or they risk being manipulated by it. In the age of algorithmic recommendations determining our every desire and voters being targeted and manipulated by the likes of Cambridge Analytica, Rushkoff’s warning from nearly a decade ago seems like an understatement.

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National Service Champion Harris Wofford (SHS '44) Dies

Harris L. Wofford, who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., helped create the Peace Corps and ran the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), died yesterday at the age of 92.

He was an advisor to President John F. Kennedy on civil rights and a freshman senator named Barack Obama was assigned his old desk on the Senate floor. A 2014 profile about him in The New Republic was headlined “The Man Who Was Everywhere.”

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NYU’s Jonathan Haidt (SHS '81) explains the problem with Gen Z

On the latest episode of Pivot, NYU’s Scott Galloway spoke to his colleague from the Stern School of Business, Jonathan Haidt, the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind.

In the book, Haidt and his co-author Greg Lukianoff argue that Generation Z — the group born after 1995 — have been raised to avoid taking risks and to earn “prestige points” by objecting to subjectively controversial jokes in the workplace. He claimed college professors like him are now walking on “eggshells” because they’re afraid of being reported and shamed by their students.

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Aaron Sorkin (SHS '95) says it's time for a sequel to 'The Social Network'

Aaron Sorkin PictureThere should a sequel to "The Social Network," the 2010 film on the origins of Facebook.

That's the view of the man who wrote it, Aaron Sorkin, who said there is plenty of new material for another movie after a nightmare year for Facebook, in which it has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

"I know a lot more about Facebook in 2005 than I do in 2018, but I know enough to know that there should be a sequel," Sorkin told AP Entertainment.

 

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Join Us May 11th for the Scarsdale ALL Alumni Reunion! Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Scarsdale High School!

The moment we have all been waiting for is here! The Scarsdale Alumni Association is very excited to announce we will be holding an ALL Scarsdale Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Scarsdale High School on Saturday, May 11, 2019! All Scarsdale alumni from all class years are invited!

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Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81) executive producer on the Deadwood movie, gives the secretive production’s first interview

Resultado de imagen para carolyn straussDeadwood fans, your long wait is almost over. Writer David Milch’s acclaimed HBO Western that was canceled on a cliffhanger more than a decade ago will at last return with a movie in 2019 (and sooner than you think — we’re told a premiere is planned for spring).

The entire core cast are back, led by Ian McShane as the ruthless bar owner Al Swearengen and Timothy Olyphant as hard-nosed lawman Seth Bullock. The show’s gritty mining town was painstakingly recreated too. Yet nothing in Deadwood has really stayed the same, and those changes, for better and worse, are what film is about.

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Madeline June Kass (SHS '80) Received a Fulbright to study comparative US/EU environmental law in Belgium

Join us in congratulating Madeline June Kass (SHS Class of 1980) who received a Fulbright to study comparative US/EU environmental law in Belgium.
She will be a affiliated with the College of Europe in Bruges during her stay.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, co-directed by Rodney Rothman (SHS 1991) claimed the Golden Globe for best animated feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which follows African-American/Puerto Rican Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as Spider-Man, claimed the Golden Globe for best animated feature Sunday.

"Anyone can wear the mask; everyone is powerful and everyone is necessary, and that is the spirit of the movie," said Peter Ramsey, who directed with Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, backstage at the Golden Globes.

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