Weekly Flashback, April 29 – May 3

Gearing up for the end of the year can leave you with tunnel vision. Here’s what was in your periphery this week.

Kick off your Sunday Shoes

 It may be more than just the recent upturn in weather that’s put that spring in our step; for weeks now, Lang Dance students’ moves have provided inspiration enough. All that practice culminates tonight and tomorrow during their spring performance. While end-of-semester finals and projects may not have you feeling footloose and fancy free, get into better spirits by watching your peers elegantly leap, twirl, and jig. Plus, it’s free with your NewCard! Click here for more information.

“Happyness”

Our Alumni Association always has our backs, whether it’s promoting the awesome accomplishments of New Schoolers of yore, career tips, or just plain old good advice. Yesterday, they tweeted a few words to the wise in the form of Steve Tobak, a management consultant and columnist. Glean powerful insight from his “6 Unique Ways to be Successful and Happy,” posted on Monday at www.inc.com.

You Win…This Time

We’re good sports here at The New School, and despite that nagging pain in our side (what is that???), a nod of the head is in order for a game well played against the University of Chicago during last month’s Webby Awards. Though Monday’s results may taste bitter, we’ve still got one of the coolest websites around. Echoing President David Van Zandt’s tweet, claps to all those who voted.

We Got the Beat

Jazz enthusiasts are familiar with notable New School alumnus and pianist Robert Glasper. He did win a Grammy this year, after all. And….he did just headline April’s International Jazz Day festival in Istanbul. What a guy. Now, New Schoolers have a chance to meet him during tonight’s “Eyes of the Masters” event. Shhhhh…it’s free; could be pretty popular. Find out more.

#SisterAct

Graduation is only three weeks away, and like any proud papa, we’ve been bragging on our Instagram feed. In 1999, we added Whoopi to our list of distinguished affiliates with an honorary degree. Follow our Instagram feed for more insights: http://instagram.com/thenewschool/