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AAAVC Triennial

The African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College celebrated its Triennial April 9-11. Members reconnected and paid special tribute to renowned public health advocate Dr. June Jackson Christmas ’45-4, pictured. Photo: Roman Iwasiwka


In the Media

  • Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 (pictured), President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, was named to the Presidential Commission of the Supreme Court of the United States, as noted by the White House. Ifill was also a panelist for a Washington Post discussion about the roots of allyship across communities in fighting systemic racism. In addition, she was the subject of a Link News story highlighting voting rights defenders.

    President Elizabeth Bradley co-wrote a Washington Post op-ed about the need for international cooperation when confronting a pandemic.

    Vassar College was mentioned in a Bloomberg article about college admission decisions.

    Olaf Carlson-Wee ’12, Polychain Capital founder and CEO, the first employee of Coinbase, was the subject of a CNBC story about Coinbase going public.

    Shelby Pumphrey, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in African American History at Vassar, was mentioned in a Washington Post story about a study on a post-Civil War Virginia mental institution for Black patients.

    Christine Yu Moutier ’90, recently appeared on CNN Weekend Edition with Pamela Brown as well as TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. She authored “Bringing Suicide Prevention to Clinical Practice,” which was published on the Cambridge University Press’s blog ahead of the May launch of her new Suicide Prevention Handbook.

    Emmy-nominated editor Conor O’Neill ’91 was named a partner at Nomad Editing Company, as noted by several news outlets, including Shots.

    Benjamin Ho, Associate Professor of Economics, talked on the Newstalk podcast Moncrieff about the difficulty of trusting strangers.

    Spud Cannon—a band featuring Lucy Horgan ’20, Ariana Bowe ’20, Jackson Walker Lewis ’19, Meg Matthews ’20, and Sam Saias ’20—and their latest music were featured on Consequence of Sound.

    The Vassar Devils were nominated for five Contemporary A Cappella Society Recording Awards, including best original song by a scholastic group for Lily Carmichael ’20 and Sophia Calder ’21, and best mixed voices collegiate solo for Olivia Keane ’20.

    The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren, Adjunct Associate Professor of International Studies, was the subject of an untapped new york story.

    Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Chair, talks to WAMC about two women directors nominated for Best Director Oscars.

    Adolphine Fletcher Terry, class of 1902, a child education advocate, was the subject of an Arkansas Democrat Gazette story.

    Kerri Thompson Tillett ’91 was named Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as noted by the college.

    Ed Adler ’76 P’16 wrote Newsweek, Palm Beach Post**, NY Daily NewsCNN, and Southampton Press articles about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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