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Arena Stage's 2019 Gala Honors Nina Totenberg (SHS 1962) Featuring Kathleen Turner

Actor and performer Kathleen Turner headlined the Gala, with her one-woman cabaret. Arena Stage is excited to present the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Nina Totenberg, in recognition of her ground-breaking reporting in the broadcast world and her continual support of the arts.

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The Truth About How Generation Z Handles Stress in the Workplace according to Jonathan Haidt (SHS 1981)

Growing up in a protective and mainly indoors environment surrounded by technology and social media (which has been linked to anxiety and depression) is likely a factor in the way that Gen Zers behave in the workplace, according to Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., social psychologist, author, and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Join us in congratulating Carolyn Strauss (SHS 1981) on Game of Thrones Series All-Time HBO Record

Last night, the Game of Thrones series finale was watched by a record 19.3 million viewers across HBO’s platforms, exceeding the previous series high of 18.4 million viewers from last week. In addition, the episode scored the most-watched single telecast record on HBO ever, with 13.6 million viewers for the 9:00 p.m. airing. 

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Douglas Rushkoff (SHS 1979) on why he thinks the internet and social media are harmful to humans.

 Douglas Rushkoff, author, explains why he thinks the internet and social media are harmful to humans on The Economist podcast.

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'We need to make learning more available and adaptive' Dan Rosensweig, CEO and president of Chegg

With America’s student debt crisis reaching its highest point ever at over $1.5 trillion, the growing costs to attend a traditional four-year college or university is top of mind. America’s education system as a whole is far too complex and intersected with other socio-economic factors for there to be easy fixes to this problem, Dan Rosensweig, CEO and president of Chegg, an educational resource company that started out offering online textbook rentals, said in an interview on Yahoo Finance’s On the Move.

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Dr. Daniel Schacter (SHS 1970) On Walking Backwards

Are you a bit of a forgetful type? Do you regularly do the classic "I've put it down, but I can't remember exactly where?" Well you are absolutely not alone. Many people suffer from short-term memory loss so finding ways to tackle it is an important and a low key vital part of life. Low key as in, lower time spent looking for keys, am I right? Anyhow those bright scientific minds have been doing all the slog so you don't have to. A new study has found that walking backwards can improve your short-term memory.

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Join Us May 11th for the Scarsdale ALL Alumni Reunion! Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Scarsdale High School!

The moment we have all been waiting for is here! The Scarsdale Alumni Association is very excited to announce we will be holding an ALL Scarsdale Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Scarsdale High School on Saturday, May 11, 2019! All Scarsdale alumni from all class years are invited!

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Tovah Feldshuh (SHS '66) Will Star in Bay Street Theater’s The Prompter

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda’s Balcony) will star in the Bay Street Theater's world premiere of Wade Dooley’s The Prompter, the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season.

Helmed by Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, performances are scheduled for May 28–June 16. Playwright Dooley (Jersey Boys) will co-star.

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The Longest Wars: Richard Holbrooke (SHS '57) and the Decline of American Power. By George Packer

One of the most celebrated diplomats of his generation, Richard Holbrooke (SHS '58) helped normalize U.S. relations with China; served as U.S. ambassador to a newly reunified Germany and then to the United Nations; and, most famously, negotiated the 1995 Dayton peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia. But he began and ended his career struggling with how to resolve two American wars: first in Vietnam, then in Afghanistan.

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WISE GUYS: Johanna Fateman on the art of Nicole Eisenman (SHS '83)

One morning in February, Nicole Eisenman introduces me to the enormous plaster guys in her studio. Guys is her word; she clarifies right away that she means it in a gender-neutral sense. The first one we look at sits sideways, legs crossed at the ankle, on the back of another who’s on all fours, head down, hands and knees planted resolutely to form a stable seat. The sitting guy’s big palms are outstretched in a beatific pose; they (singular) have a diamond-shaped thatch of wormlike hair growing from their flat chest, and nothing definitive at their crotch. 

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