Vassar Reaches Out to the Community for the Holidays
Vassar students, faculty, and staff reached out this year to folks in the Poughkeepsie area who needed a boost during the holiday season. They hosted toy collections and blood drives, gave books, school supplies, hats, and mittens to local children, donated food to a local soup kitchen, and sang carols at a senior center. (Photo by Karl Rabe)
In the Media
Tight, by Torrey Maldonado ’96 (pictured), was named a best book of 2019 by NPR.
Suffragette and Civil Rights activist Crystal Eastman, class of 1903, is the subject of a biography, Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life,” as noted by the Wall Street Journal.
Amitava Kumar, author and Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, wrote a Columbia Journalism Review article about how fiction can defeat fake news. He also wrote a New Yorker article about author Perumal Muruan.
Dr. Christine Yu Moutier ’90, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, appeared June 2018 as a co-host on the Anderson Cooper 360 townhall Finding Hope: Battling America’s Suicide Crisis. This special was recently awarded an Emmy Award for “Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis.” She also appeared on CBS New York.
Peter Korzenik ’82 and Give Back Global, which he founded, were the subjects of a Connecticut Insider article.