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.
Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81) executive producer on the Deadwood movie, gives the secretive production’s first interview
Deadwood 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.Read more
Madeline June Kass (SHS '80) Received a Fulbright to study comparative US/EU environmental law in Belgium
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.Read more
Producer Brad Simpson (SHS 1991) wins Golden Globe for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won the Golden Globe for best television miniseries or motion picture made for television Sunday night.
The miniseries beat out The Alienist, Escape at Dannemora, Sharp Objects and A Very English Scandal. The award marked the limited series' second win of the night after Darren Criss won for best actor in a limited series.Read more
Watch Danielle Butin's (SHS '81) 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. Watch it here.
If you’re even a casual consumer of film and television, you are familiar the Aaron Sorkin walk-and-talk: hyper-speed, dialogue-filled shots that traverse a corridor or maybe a promenade. There’s probably a passing off of at least two separate sheets of paper, too.
But before the auteur struck gold on the big and small screens with “The West Wing” and “The Social Network,” Sorkin honed his written word with playwriting, the form returns to this fall for the first-ever Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”Read more
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“He expanded the envelope of opportunity for every student, he championed all of us, he was that special teacher who could light you up, he changed my life….”
Those were just of the few of the words of praise spoken for beloved teacher and community member Eric Rothschild at a memorial service at the Woman’s Club of White Plains on Monday November 26, 2018. Hundreds of former students, colleagues, school administrators, friends, admirers and devotees braved the elements to attend the service for Rothschild who passed away at the age of 81 on October 30, 2018.Read more