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In the Media

  • Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, penned a New Yorker column about the xenophobia-inspired violence aimed at Indians in recent weeks.

  • Vassar College was named as a top producer of Fulbright scholars and students, as noted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Vassar was also included in CNNMoney and KSAT stories about the American Talent Initiative and the college’s use of its endowment on financial aid. 

  • Asia Alman and Julie Byrnes, both class of 2017, were named 2017 Watson Fellows. The fellowships allow students to travel beyond the United States to complete their research. Alman will travel to Brazil, China, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom. Byrnes will visit Ghana, the United Kingdom, India, and Japan.

  • The work of Professor of Psychology Abigail Baird ’91 was noted in a Boston Globe story about social science insights on children. The insights, expected to be published soon, look at the life changes in students who commit school shootings.