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In the Media - March 2019 Roundup

Vassar College was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about the Special Olympics and in Daily Freeman and Southern Dutchess News* stories about the partnership between the college and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. The college was mentioned in a TVOvermind story about the history and evolution of the U.S. Quidditch Cup

Professor Andrew Tallon

The college and the late Andrew Tallon, Associate Professor of Art, and his laser imaging work on the Notre Dame Cathedral were the subjects of many stories, including those from CNN, the Atlantic, Architizer, Fortune, Forbes, the Telegraph, the Washington Post,, Hyperallergic, Wired, the Poughkeepsie Journal, Popular Mechanics, the Daily Mail, Global Construction Review, and Tallon’s work was the subject of interviews for ABC News and CBS This Morning, which featured Lindsay Cook ’10, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, who’s helping to finish the work Tallon began.

The Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season is the subject of Deadline,, Times Square Chronicles, WPDH,, BroadwayWorld, American Theatre, and Playbill stories.

T. Barton Thurber, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum, was named the new Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, as noted by ARTNews and ArtForum.

Atlantic Staff Writer Adam Serwer ’05 examines the roots of white nationalism in the U.S. on NPR.

Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes ’93 was the subject of a National Herald story. Volandes was also honored by the Women’s Jewelry Association with its Visionary Award, as noted by JCK and National Jeweler.

Diego Segalini ’02, Executive Director of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, was included in a Wall Street Journal story about the council’s $12 million renovation to transform a Governors Island military structure into an arts space.

Professor Mia Mask

Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Chair, was interviewed by WAMC about the conference “Quiet as It’s Kept: Passing Subjects, Contested Identities.”

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, was the subject of an India Today story.

Pioneering Baltimore attorney and city school board member Sheila K. Sachs ’61 was remembered by the Baltimore Sun.

Renowned astronomers Maria Mitchell and Vera Rubin ’48 were mentioned in a San Francisco Chronicle review of the book Figuring by Maria Popova.

Andrew Solender ’20 and the Vassar Political Review, which he cofounded, were mentioned in a Washington Post story about college students who areorganizing civil discussions.

Monericka Semeran ’22, the inaugural Brodsky Prize winner, was quoted in New Hampshire Union Leader and Concord Monitor stories about the prize.

Alumna Lucinda Franks, center, with VHP cofounders

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lucinda Franks Morgenthau ’68, shown center, was recently honored along with spouse Robert Morgenthau at the annual Vassar Haiti Project’s Art and Soul Gala. She was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Tracy Nichols Busch ’92, Associate Professor of History at Ferris State University, was the subject of an FSU story.

Linda Brovsky ’76, director of the opera Countess Maritza, was quoted in a Times Colonist story about the production.

Playwright Mary Parmele Hamlin, class of 1896, and her works were mentioned in a Democrat & Chronicle story.

Emma Fiona Jones ’19 was quoted in a Nation article about the Green New Deal.

Lilli Cooper '12

Lilli Cooper ’12 will star in the new Broadway comedy musical Tootsie, as noted by

Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya ’08 was mentioned in a Fox10 story about performances of Carmina Burana.

Nancy Bisaha, Professor of History and Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, was quoted in a National Geographic story about the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Hiromi Tsuchiya-Dollase, Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese, was quoted in an Atlas Obscura story about author Nobuko Yoshiya.

Lisa Gail Collins, Professor and Chair of Art, was mentioned in a South Florida Times story about the Women’s Walk at the Norton Museum of Art.

Joseph Nevins, Professor of Geography and Director of Independent Program, was quoted in a People’s World story about the root causes of forced migration from Honduras.

Austen Barron Bailly '94

Austen Barron Bailly ’94 was named Chief Curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as noted by

Alexis Fernandez ’18 and Khasi-Marc Jamieson ’16, both teachers at the Success Academy in New York City, received the school’s Excellence in Education Awards*.

Lilian Pruett, former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Music Professor, was awarded the inaugural Honorary Membership of the South-East Chapter of the American Musicological Society, as noted by UNC.

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—Photo of Andrew Tallon ©Vassar College; Mia Mask ©Vassar College-Buck Lewis; Lucinda Franks, Elizabeth Randolph; Lilli Cooper ’12 ©Vassar College-Samuel Stuart; Austen Barron Bailly ’94 courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum.