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Lisbeth Cohen (SHS '69) Unspools a History of Urban Development Through the Story of Ed Logue

In Saving American Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (Farrar, Straus, Giroux), Harvard historian Lizbeth Cohen ’73 paints a picture of postwar urban renewal through the lens of one man’s career. While he was at times brash, Ed Logue was nothing like his fellow developer Robert Moses. As his career unfolded, Logue oversaw the revitalization of crumbling neighborhoods in New Haven, New York City, and Boston, and with each project, he grew more and more sensitive to the grassroots concerns of each locale as well as the importance to preserve the old alongside the new.

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Lets help Mary Alice Balzac (SHS '52) affected by Hurricane Dorian

Mary Alice Balzac (SHS '52), and her three daughters were all running businesses at Hopetown, Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian destroyed Mary Alice’s house and her niece in Armonk has posted a gofundme for the family - let join in and help.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/kenyon-family

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Tovah Feldshuh (SHS '66) is not so mean a queen in ‘Tovah Is Leona!’

Leona Helmsley hasn’t landed on Broadway yet, but she’s attained a more rarefied honor. The disgraced Manhattan real estate mogul is the latest headline-grabbing figure to join theater icon Tovah Feldshuh’s one-woman menagerie as the subject of “Tovah Is Leona!”

 

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Barbara Kopple (SHS '64) revisits the Iran hostage crisis in “Desert One”

Legendary documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple returned to Toronto with her latest film, Desert One, which premiered at the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (Sept. 8) in a packed theater, attended by several of the film’s subjects, along with Kopple herself.

 

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Chernobyl is now the top-ranked show of all time on IMDb - Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81)

Chernobyl, the gritty and horrifying retelling of the worst nuclear disaster in human history, has jumped to the No. 1 spot on IMDb's all-time TV rankings just days after the limited series concluded.


As of Tuesday, Chernobyl had a 9.7-star (out of 10) average rating from about 140,000 users on the Amazon-owned IMDb site. 

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Eve Ensler (SHS '71) to Give Keynote Speech at Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale

Playwright, activist, performer, and feminist Eve Ensler, best known for her play “The Vagina Monologues,” will be the keynote speaker at the first Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale to be held Friday, October 25, 2019, at Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.

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Netflix Is Damn Formidable. Tom Rogers (SHS '72)

“Disney’s got an awful lot to work with but Netflix is damn formidable,” says former NBC Cable President and Tivo CEO Tom Rogers. “It missed its estimates last quarter which has clearly wreaked some havoc with the stock. They also double downed and said they were confident that they were going to be hitting about 30 million new subscribers for the year. Netflix, just to put that in perspective, it took HBO about 30 years to get 30 million subscribers. Netflix is going to add an incremental 30 million globally in a year. Netflix is really really formidable.”

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Chegg to Acquire Online Skills-Based Learning Platform Thinkful - Daniel Rosensweig (SHS '79)

Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), a Smarter Way to Student, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students across America. 85% of Thinkful graduates get jobs in their field of study within six months of graduating their program.  

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Time to rein in hospital excesses: Elisabeth Rosenthal (SHS 1974)

As voters fume about the high cost of health care, politicians have been targeting two well-deserved villains: pharmaceutical companies, whose prices have risen more than inflation, and insurers, who pay their executives millions in salaries while raising premiums and deductibles.

But while the Democratic presidential candidates have devoted copious airtime to debating health care, many of the country’s leading health policy experts have wondered why they have given a total pass to arguably a primary culprit behind runaway medical inflation: America’s hospitals.

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Scarsdale Alumni Football Game Tailgate

Join us for a Scarsdale football alumni tailgate on the evening of Friday, October 18th.
The event will start at 6pm at the Scarsdale High School parking lot.  
All alumni who join must be a 2019 member of the Scarsdale alumni association. If you are not a member yet and wish to join click here.

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