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In the Media – July 2015 Roundup

Politico, CNBC, MarketWatch, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Economic Times, the New York Times, and CBS reported on the nomination of Kathryn Dominguez ’82, an economist and professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, to a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors by President Barack Obama.

Linda Nochlin '51

The Brooklyn Rail published a tribute to art historian and author Linda Nochlin ’51, whose work is the subject of the new book Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader. A story about the book was also featured in the Boston Globe.

The New York Times reviewed the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager.

The Poughkeepsie Journal highlighted new offerings at Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater. TheaterMania.com noted new additions to casting for the season, including Lee Pace and Ari Graynor.

An NPR story on women in baseball noted Vassar’s organized women’s team from the 1870s.

Grace Murray Hopper ’28 was mentioned in a Medium article about fellow computer programming pioneer Margaret Hamilton.

Natalie Nixon '91

Natalie Nixon ’91 gave a TEDx talk on the importance of following one’s heart in a world saturated with sensory overload and hypercompetitiveness.

Lizzy Plapinger ’10 and Max Hershenow ’10 were interviewed about their band—MS MR—by New York magazine. The story includes a mention of Vassar, where Plapinger founded Neon Gold Records as her senior thesis/project. Hershenow penned an op-ed for New Musical Express (NME) about the need for the music world to support transgender rights.

Actress Alysia Reiner ’92, who is starring in a new film—Equity—about women taking on Wall Street, appeared on the websites of Fox News, Variety, and Bustle.

Tanwi Nandini Islam '04

The debut novel by author Tanwi Nandini Islam ’04, Bright Lines, was the topic of a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named Esther Friesner ’72 a judge for the 2015 Endeavour Award.

Suzanne Kho ’87 was hired as the executive director of the Austin Technology Council Foundation, as reported by Virtual-Strategy Magazine.

John McCormick '89

John McCormick ’89, a senior managing director at The Blackstone Group L.P., and his desire to bring hedge fund investments to the masses were the subjects of a Fiscal Times article.

Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum ’91 was interviewed for a Wired story on films, including some of those he’s created such as The PurgeInsidious, and Jem and the Holograms.

Publicist Florinka Pesenti ’01 was mentioned in a New York Times* article about ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams.

Ethan Zohn '96

The engagement of Survivor: Africa winner and former professional soccer player Ethan Zohn ’96 to Lisa Heywood was announced in People magazine.

The Journal News detailed the New Rochelle Victorian home restored and decorated by its owners, Marc Deliz ’02 and his wife, Tania Castro.

Rhamelle Greene ’89, founder and CEO of Move The Crowd, wrote a DailyWorth story about the ways that karma impacts one’s business.

Stuart Kaswell ’76 authored a Maryland Bar Journal article on improving one’s writing.

Seacoastonline.com reported on the 2015 Art Videos at the Gallery series, which includes films about photographer Olive Pierce ’45.

Professor of Philosophy Bryan Van Norden discussed Confucius and the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage in the Diplomat.

Coach Candice Brown

Candice Brown, assistant athletic director and head women’s basketball coach, was quoted in the Poughkeepsie Journal regarding the Chamber Foundation Student Mentorship Program.

The Boston Globe remembered Joanna Winship Crawford ’46, who co-founded the MLK Action Project, through which students from suburban areas would volunteer to work in urban soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and food banks.

Meghann Curtis ’01 was named executive vice president of international exchange programs for the Council on International Educational Exchange, as reported by Business Wire.

PR Newswire announced the appointment of Ella Gudwin ’97 as president of VisionSpring, an organization that brings affordable eyewear to individuals in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

An article about the sale of artworks by Susan Rowland ’62 to benefit the Brooklyn Arts Council appeared in the Brooklyn Reader.

Kim Elsesser '86

Kim Elsesser ’86, a research scholar at the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA and author of Sex and the Office, was quoted in Cosmopolitan magazine regarding women finding male mentors.

The Bangor Daily News noted a concert performance by Sarah Johnson ’16.

Author and journalist Kathryn Dohner ’74 spoke with the Star-Gazette concerning her documentary Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides.

Amy Litzenberger ’77, P’10, president of Haverford Penn Financial, was mentioned in a Times-Tribune People on the Move story.

Natalie Keng '90

Natalie Keng ’90, known as the Chinese Southern Belle, was featured on Georgia Traveler, including an episode that tours Georgia’s international supermarkets and an episode that demonstrates wok cooking.

A performance by singer Anna Bergman ’83 was illuminated in Dan’s Papers.

Amy Hollander ’91, executive director of the National Museum of Industrial History, was the subject of an article in the Morning Call*.

Martha Pinson ’70 authored an IrishCentral.com story about her Irish grandmother.         

*Link no longer available

--Photo of Kim Elsesser by Kendall Roclord; Tanwi Nandini Islam ‘04 by Scott Dunn;  Candice Brown ©Vassar College-Stockton Photo Inc.;Ethan Zohn ’96, Rhamelle Greene ’89, Natalie Nixon ’91, Natalie Keng ’90, and Linda Nochlin ’51 courtesy of the subject; John McCormick courtesy of The Blackstone Group.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, July 30, 2015