In the Media
Two media outlets in India noted Mrinalini Somani '23's efforts organizing popular WE concerts to benefit impoverished children in her hometown of Mumbai—MTI News and Spirit of Mumbai. The broadcast of WE 2020 had more than one million viewers on Facebook. Somani is shown left.
News about Vassar’s fall return-to-campus plan made headlines in the Poughkeepsie Journal and the Daily Freeman. President Bradley also discussed the return to on-campus learning in a segment on the podcast Making the Call.
President’s House renovations by Douglas C. Wright Architects and Katie Ridder Interiors were featured in Traditional Building magazine, which announced that the architectural firm had earned the 2020 Commercial Palladio Award for Interior Design for the project.
Danushi Fernando, Director of Vassar's LGBTQ and Gender Resources, spoke with the New York Times about the challenges LGBTQ youth face during the pandemic.
“In honor of Bourdain Day and Anthony Bourdain's incredible contributions to food, travel and popular cultures,” Inked magazine showcased tattoos inspired by the famous chef, television personality, and member of Vassar’s class of 1977.
Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days by Nina Shengold, Adjunct Instructor in English, was reviewed in Literary Ladies Guide, which called it “deeply felt nature writing, the kind that heightens observation of the world while delving into questions of self.”
Designer Puru Das ’96 and Brian DeMuro, cofounders of the design firm DeMuro Das, were featured in a Wallpaper article about their new collection of furniture.
Several publications quoted Assistant Professor of Astronomy Colette Salyk in articles about NASA's Hubble Telescope capturing images of nascent stars that resemble cosmic “bat wings” flapping in space. They included NASA’s Hubblesite, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center’s SciTech Daily, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s site EurekAlert!. Salyk was a member of the team that made the discovery. Watch a Youtube video about the find.
In the Penn Capital Star, Krista J. Cozzillio ’79, a former law school administrator, coauthored an op-ed criticizing the Democrats’ process of picking a vice-presidential running mate as once again asking women to “wait in line.”
The promotion of Jane Hertzmak Hudis ’81 to Executive Group President at cosmetics and fragrance giant Estée Lauder was noted on Fashion Network. Hertzmak Hudis is the first woman to hold this position at the company.
Somani image courtesy of the subject.