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Announcing the new SAA President, Zachary Harrison (SHS 1991)

It has been an honor to serve as the President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association. I greatly enjoyed getting to know so many fellow alumni across the country and around the world. It was an incredible honor to work alongside Mr. Rothschild, with one of my fondest memories being our work together evaluating nominations for the Distinguished Alumni ceremony. He had ten incredible stories for each of the nominees - high school stories and stories from decades after - since many of his students always kept in touch. He was a gifted historian who could paint a picture full of color to perfectly express the feeling of time and place in our country. It would take us sometimes two hours to evaluate five candidates, but I would not have wanted it any other way!

Over the past few months, as we prepared for the transition to elect a new President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association, we received many nominations of very impressive alumni.

I'm very glad to announce that Zachary Harrison (SHS 1991) has been elected by the board to be the next president.

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Creating Festive Delicacies with Ellen Easton (SHS 1971)

When: December 2, 2018 1:00 pm
Where: NY Cake Academy

Just in time for the holidays. Learning from one of the tea industry’s leading experts, both the novice and experienced afternoon tea lover will benefit from author Ellen Easton’s (SHS 1971) concise information on the how-to’s of the artistry of afternoon tea. 

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Eric Rothschild (SHS 1954) passing

We just have received the sad news that Eric Rothschild has passed away. A member of the Scarsdale High School class of 1954, Eric was regarded highly for his work as a longtime history teacher at the high school, arriving there to teach in 1964. Eric served as chair of the High School Social Social Studies Department from 1973 to 1998.

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Danielle Butin (SHS '81) TEDx Talk

Danielle Butin (SHS '81) invites you to her TEDx Talk "When Your Life Calling Calls," a reflective and honest journey, one of life changing and valuable insights. Danielle’s growth as a woman, healer and leader propelled the launch of the Afya Foundation, a global health organization with worldwide impact and recognition.

 

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Arena Stage to Honor Eve Ensler (SHS 1971) with American Artist Award

Arena Stage will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, activist and author Eve Ensler, one of Arena's Power Play commissioned artists. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 14, 2018 as part of the opening night celebration for the gold standard musical Anything Goes, directed by Molly Smith.

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NPR’s Mara Liasson (SHS 1973) at Free Speech Festival at FGCU

The Free speech. Free press. 2018 First Amendment Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 13 features NPR’s Mara Liasson, Fox News Channel’s Phil Keating, the News-Press’ Amy Bennett Williams, the Miami Herald’s Jeff Kleinman, FGCU’s Lyn Millner, CBS News’ Alex Pena and WGCU’s Rachel Iacovone. Its four events are designed to give the public the chance to engage with journalists on the state of the freedom of the press, free speech and access to information within the U.S.

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Jonathan Haidt (SHS1981), Professor of Ethical Leadership, on Generation Z Coming To The Workplace

From elite college campuses like Brown and Yale, professors are shunned by Generation Z students, born after 1995, for speech code violations they find offensive. Now, those students are entering the workforce.

The problem with today’s generation is that working with people who might disagree with your politics is defined as being part of a diverse community. Unless we find a way to harmonize our beliefs, the likelihood is that college unrest will spread to the workplace.

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Eve Ensler (SHS 1971) introduces James Lecesne at TMI fundraiser in Kingston

Eve Ensler, left, playwright, performer, feminist and activist best known for her play "The Vagina Monologues", introduces Academy Award-winning screenwriter, author, actor and co-founder of the Trevor Project James Lecesne, at the TMI Project Voices in Action 2018 Benefit and Storytelling Showcase at BSP in Uptown Kingston on Saturday night.

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Guitar Talk with John Leventhal (SHS 1970): Manhattan Address, Southern Sound

Like many Baby Boomers, guitarist, songwriter, and record producer John Leventhal (SHS 1960) reflects the musical influences he heard growing up. The Beatles, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Curtis Mayfield, Clarence White, and many others color his playing and musical sensibilities. He’s a lifelong New Yorker, yet his guitar work has a rootsy sound and feel that seems to hark back to another place and time. 

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Elizabeth F. Fideler's (SHS 1960) "Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist"

In a bygone era when twentieth-century Proper Bostonians mixed Beacon Hill formalities with countryside pleasures, Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984) defied the mores of her social set and got away with it. She was the epitome of everything expected and much that was scandalous. Known as a debutante, dancer, world traveler, and hostess, she was also an indefatigable activist, writer, lecturer, lobbyist, fundraiser, and opinion shaper--grande dame as well as proverbial little old lady in combat boots (footwear more appropriate to confrontation than tennis shoes).

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