David Feldshuh (SHS 1961)

PHYSICIAN AND DRAMATIST

David Feldshuh left Scarsdale High School at full sprint first at Dartmouth College and later at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts. That was only the beginning. Feldshuh then joined the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as a actor and later as a director touring with Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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Nicolae Eisenman (SHS 1983)

ARTIST

Nicole Eisenman’s senior quote in Bandersnatch doesn’t exactly promise a life of quietude. “Oh my lord there’s so much to do tomorrow. I think I’ll pour a pitcher of water down a mail chute! Eloise.”

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Danielle Dreifuss Butin (SHS 1981)

FOUNDATION FOUNDER

What does a wheel chair, an IV pole, surgical tools and a ultra-sound machine all have in common? Answer: they all wound up in Sierra Leone after being used and then discarded by hospitals or nursing homes in the New York area. Who saw the need and knew the answer to the questions? Answer: The AFRA Foundation and its founder and Executive Director Danielle Butin.

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Charlie Alterman (SHS 1993)

ORQUESTRATOR, MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR

Charlie Alterman’s home was alive with the sound of music. So from the beginning it was not surprising to see him deeply involved in high school and summer theater.
At Brown University he continued to explore the theater, graduating in 1997, the same year he became the musical director of the Williamstown Theater Festival.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin (SHS 1995)

JOURNALIST, FINANCIAL ANALYST, TV STAR

If only Andrew Ross Sorkin had written Too Big to Fail before the financial crash.
Of course that is asking a little much of a New York Times financial journalist. Instead, his readers can judge for themselves, listening to him on the Charlie Rose Show or on his appearances on CNBC.

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Timothy Seymour (SHS 1984)

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

In a class with an extraordinary number of talented young men and women involved in international finance, Tim Seymour stands out. After graduation from Georgetown University and an MBA in international finance from Fordham University, Seymour moved to Moscow in 1998 where he founded Troika Dialog USA. At the time he left that company, it was the largest Russian brokerage operating in the United States in a number of areas.

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Alan Schwarz (SHS 1986)

PORTS JOURNALIST, NEW YORK TIMES

In high school, Alan Schwarz borrowed a short quotation from Chief Justice Earl Warren for his Bandy quote. "The sports page records people’s accomplishments. The front page, nothing but their failures."

In college at the University of Pennsylvania, Schwarz majored in mathematics and covered sports for the Red and the Black.

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James Reiffel (SHS 1961)

PHYSICIAN

Jim Reiffel is a professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where, since 1999, he has been the Director of the Electrocardiography Laboratory. In addition he has written widely on his field including papers on the impact of new antiarrhythmic drugs on physician's practice, new weapons in the war against stroke, and the challenges of managing older patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Matthew Kahn (SHS 1984)

SCHOLAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

Matt is one of America's leading environmental economists. He is a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the author of over 75 papers and a number of books including Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment and Heroes and Cowards :the Social Face of War. The Christian Science Monitor publishes his blog entries.

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Henry Fountain (SHS 1972)

SCIENCE EDITOR, NEW YORK TIMES

You might recognize Henry's important writing on the terrible oil spill this past summer. That writing is one part of an ongoing effort to inform the readers of the New York Times about the intersection of science and everyday life. Since 1995, Henry has been an editor on the national desk of the Times and has written a weekly column, the Observatory, about recent scientific findings. Among the varied topics he has addressed are arthritic cane toads, worm grunting, and poison ivy and climate change.

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