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In the Media – July 2014 Roundup

Natalie Nixon ’91 spoke with Inc. magazine about the lack of creativity in business. Nixon, director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University, discusses creativity, strategic design, and how entrepreneurs can learn from jazz musicians.

Vijay Das '06

CNN editorial on expanding Medicare for all Americans was written by Vijay Das ’06, a health care advocate for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division.

Madeline Vogel ’15 authored a NewsWorks story about the 2014 Philly Geek Awards. Vogel, an intern with NewsWorks, is the social media editor of the Miscellany News.

Kyra Sedgwick

Powerhouse Theater’s 30th season was highlighted on BroadwayWorld.com, including an interview with actor Ryan Steele, who performed in Powerhouse’s In Your ArmsBroadwayWorld.com also noted the performance of Kyra Sedgwick, who starred in The Danish Widow.

The Hudson Valley Press noted that Vassar received Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. The campus, also an arboretum, is home to more than 1,500 trees. Additionally, as reported by the University Herald, Vassar was named Best Overall School in New York by College Factual.

In the Washington Post, President Catharine Hill reveals the best way to increase socioeconomic diversity at America’s leading colleges and universities. Hill advocates need-blind admission and more federal resources allocated to financial aid.

Emily Lichtenberg '10

Myspace interviewed Emily Lichtenberg ’10, host of the web series Slumber Party @emmieshouse. The second season will run on Myspace.

Show Business magazine reviewed the play Wet Glitter, featuring music by singer-songwriter Julia Weldon ’05.

The Triumph of Improvisation: Gorbachev’s Adaptability, Reagan’s Engagement, and the End of the Cold War by James Graham Wilson ’03 was reviewed by the Financial Times, which says the book “offers a fresh and valuable look at the end of the Cold War.”

The Wall Street Journal wrote that Anne Hathaway ’04 appeared alongside fellow actresses Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson in Jenny Lewis’ latest music video for “Just One of the Guys.”

The Litchfield County Times ran an article about Deluge, a three-story cloth art installation at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center created by artist Todd Knopke.

Amy Knight Burns ’05 authored an opinion piece on improving the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the Stanford Law Review. The article discusses a Department of Justice investigation of the Missoula County Attorney’s Office.

Eddie Schmidt '92

Valentine Road, a documentary produced by Eddie Schmidt ’92, was nominated for two Emmy Awards, as reported by Realscreen: Best Documentary and Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story—Long Form. The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on September 30.

The Washington Post wrote about Barbara Scheiber ’42, who recently published her first novel, We’ll Go to Coney Island. The book tells the tale of Scheiber’s parents’ courtship, followed by the dissolution of their marriage.

The New York Times interviewed Jon Cruz ’05 for a story about Collector’s Night at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Cruz is a collector of presidential campaign memorabilia.

Saumya Bhutani ’14 contributed the article “What’s in a Name?” to India Abroad*, offering a humorous first-person account of the awkward moments experienced by those with names that Americans find difficult to pronounce.

Artwork by Alexa Meade '09

Artist Alexa Meade ’09 was featured by ViralNova and A+ for her artwork that makes three-dimensional objects look like two-dimensional paintings.

Phoebe Legere ’81 was the In the Spotlight act for Provincetown Magazine. A singer, Legere performed at Paramount Nightclub at the Crown & Anchor.

The work of art professor Harry Roseman was reviewed by English professor Amitava Kumar in the Paris Review. The article focuses on Roseman’s photographs that hang in several Poughkeepsie-area businesses. Kumar also wrote for the Hindustan Times, including his list of the greatest Indian novels.

The Wall Street Journal* article “A Carnivore Without Guilt” included remarks by Patrick Martins ’94 as well as information about Martins’ business, Heritage Foods USA, and his book, The Carnivore’s Manifesto.

The Poughkeepsie Journal and Philipstown.info announced the appointment of Matt Soper ’91 as director of development of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Soper previously served as associate director of leadership gifts at Vassar.

Lisbeth Darsh '87

The Huffington Post published an article by Lisbeth Darsh ’87, who remarks on the need for action—in addition to positive thinking—when people are looking for positive results.

Alysia Reiner ’92 was featured in a recent issue of Reine Magazine*. The story included an interview with Reiner and photographs of the Orange Is the New Black actress. Reiner was also mentioned in Bustle and the New York Times regarding the OITNB season finale.

T.C. Weaver (aka Rez Ones)

A Huffington Post article noted ACDC chef’s helper T.C. Weaver—known as Rez Ones—and Hip Hop 101, a dance class organization he co-founded at Vassar.  Weaver is also a graphic artist, whose work was displayed in The Flip Side, an on-campus art exhibit by members of the Vassar community.

The New York Times published a letter to the editor from Sarah Lichtman ’92. The letter is critical of a proposed Guggenheim museum satellite in Helsinki, noting the city already has a museum—Kiasma—as well as a history steeped in art, architecture, and design.

Daniel Alexander Jones ’91—aka Jomama Jones—was included in the Salvage Vanguard Theater write-up about the upcoming performance of Bright Now Beyond, in which he plays two characters.

*Link no longer active.

--Vijay Das ’06, Alexa Meade ’09, Eddie Schmidt ’92, Emily Lichtenberg ’10, Kyra Sedgwick and Lisbeth Darsh ’87 photographs courtesy of the subject; T.C. Weaver by © Vassar College-Buck Lewis.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, August 6, 2014