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  • Tony Award-nominated actor Ethan Slater ’14 (pictured) won the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical of the same name, as noted by many media outlets, including Playbill and American Theatre magazine. Slater was interviewed on WNYC’s Ask Me Another about how he became involved in the musical and he will be honored at the Broadway Beacon Awards, as noted by BroadwayWorld.com. He also appeared on The View, singing one of the musical’s songs, “(Just A) Simple Sponge,” and was interviewed by Deadline about how he came to work on the musical. Slater and Lilli Cooper ’12 (pictured), who plays Sandy Cheeks, were mentioned in a Backstage magazine story about the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

  • President Elizabeth Bradley was quoted in a New York Times article about how a more egalitarian hospital culture is better for patients and employees.

  • Vassar College will host the 2019 and 2020 Special Olympics New York State Summer Games, as noted by the Poughkeepsie Journal and Mid-Hudson News Network.

  • Former Ann Cornelisen Fellow Lennon Jones ’16 was interviewed for a MENAFN story about the experience of an American student fasting in Morocco during Ramadan.

  • Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a New York Times story about how a presidential endorsement is impacting a Staten Island congressional race.