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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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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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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 AlienistEscape at DannemoraSharp 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.

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Danielle Butin's (SHS '81) Tedx Talk: When Your Life Calling Calls Afya: There’s Always Another Way

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.

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How to Write Compelling Characters, According to Aaron Sorkin (SHS 1979)

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.”

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Beloved Teacher Eric Rothschild Remembered at the White Plains Woman's Club

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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.

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Tovah Feldshuh (SHS 1966) Talks ‘Dancing with Giants’

Tovah Feldshuh enters the sanctuary at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in a short, sleeveless black dress and almost immediately wants to know if her interview will be recorded.

That’s how she wants it.

“I’m sure I have certain traits that are like, ‘Jeez, what’s she like?’ when I get to that part where I start laying out my standards that mean so much to me,” Feldshuh explained during the Oct. 22 interview.

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