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First Virtual Families Weekend a Flaming Success

Festivities included a Barefoot Monkeys performance, virtual campus tours, and three panel discussions with the president and deans, faculty, and students. Watch it all online!  Photo: Karl Rabe

In the Media

  • Vassar College and its innovative way of bringing local businesses to campus were mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses. The College was mentioned in a MuggleNet story about the 15th anniversary of Muggle quidditch.

    Yu Zhou (pictured), Professor of Geography, was quoted in a Wired story about the possible impacts of China’s new climate pledge.

    Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, was named a Women of the Year selection by Glamour magazine.

    The Los Angeles Times wrote about how Jason Blum ’91’s production company is opening doors for women and filmmakers of color with the new series Welcome to the Blumhouse.

    Anna Horner ’00, World Food Programme Chief of Innovative Finance and Knowledge Management for Nutrition, talked with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the work of the organization, which won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Rabbi Bryan Mann, Rachlin Director for Jewish Student Life, was quoted in a Salon story about spiritual counsel during our tumultuous political times.

    Kathy Teyler Jarrett ’73 was named Dorothy Mangurian Volunteer of the Year by the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

    Gabriel Dunsmith ’15 wrote a moving Grist article as a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Bryan Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy on the James Monroe Taylor Chair, was quoted in a Daily Nous story about poor arguments against teaching Chinese philosophy.