Watch Jon Stahl's (SHS '92) feature documentary, JACOB, about the uber-prolific Jacob M. Appel (SHS '92)
Watch SHS '92 grad Jon Stahl's feature documentary, JACOB, about fellow '92 grad, the uber-prolific Jacob M. Appel, on the big screen as part of the NewFilmmakers NY series on Wednesday, April 24th at 8:30 p.m. at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street). Q&A to follow the screening.Read more
NPR's Nina Totenberg joined NPR in 1975 and has covered the Supreme Court in the decades since. This week, Grant Reeher speaks with Totenberg about her career, as well as the polarized politics surrounding judicial nominations, the Supreme Court, and Brett Kavanaugh. They also discuss a very special violin.Read more
I am saddened by the sudden loss, yesterday, of Carolee. What you see here is a conversation we had recently. Coincidentally, it was destined for publication today. I am grateful for this last meeting with my long time friend.
Timothy Seymour, co-host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” and CIO of Seymour Asset Management, has been investing in emerging markets since the late 1990s. In 2015, he entered the cannabis investment space and joined the advisory board of Israeli cannabis company Tikun Olam soon afterwards.Read more
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.Read more
Join us in congratulating Kenneth A. W. Gansel (SHS '68) on his election as Chair of the Niagara Regional Police Service Board.
Among 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.
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.”Read more
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.Read more
There 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.