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Alumnus Awarded Luce Fellowship

Artist and teacher Will Wheeler ’14 will work with artists and technologists in Asia as a Luce Scholar. Photo: Courtesy of Will Wheeler ’14

In the Media

  • Journalist Natasha Bertrand ’14 (pictured), formerly a national security correspondent at Politico and political analyst for NBC, has joined CNN as a national security and White House reporter, as noted by Talking Biz News.

    Vassar College was included in a CNBC story about colleges and universities who will require COVID vaccines for fall 2021. The College’s commencement plans were included in a Hudson Valley magazine story. President Elizabeth Bradley spoke with the Mayo Clinic about her background in public health policy helped prepare her for leading Vassar College during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Filmmaker Shaka King ’01, director, co-producer, and co-writer of the Oscar-winning film, Judas and the Black Messiah, was the subject of a News Americas Now story.

    Author, global consultant, and thought leader Tanya Odom ’92 was named Equity and Inclusion Program Director of the Walton Family Foundation.

    Michele Tugade ’95, Professor of Psychological Science, wrote an Educause article about mental health and higher education.

    Diana Lu ’09, Coordinator at the Germantown Info Hub, was interviewed by Slice Communications about her work in celebration of International Women’s Day.

    Frederick Deknatel ’08 was named Executive Editor of Democracy in Exile, as noted by Democracy for the Arab World Now.

    Benjamin Ho, Associate Professor of Economics, wrote a State of the Planet op-ed, “Time to Give Up on a Carbon Tax?”

    Alicia Payton-Miyazaki ’98 was name Principal at Oak Knoll School, as noted by InMenlo.

    Erik Halberg ’16 was named Deputy Editor of Cecil Whig, as noted by the media outlet.

    Gabrielle “Gabi” Mintz ’17, a student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, was awarded the Shirley D. Curson Medical Student Scholarship, at noted by the Arizona Jewish Post.

    Emily J. Lordi ’01 was named a Global Voices Fellows at Vanderbilt University, where she is Associate Professor of English.