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In the Media – August 2015 Roundup

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar ranks 8th overall (and first among private colleges) on the New York Times' College Access Index for 2015 ("The Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low Income Students"). Vassar was mentioned in a BroadwayWorld.com story about Woodshed Collective, an immersive, site-specific theater founded at the college. The college was noted in a Los Altos Town Crier article about whether early decision is right for particular students. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was among 16 prominent university art museums included in an Architectural Digest photo slideshow. Vassar was praised by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as reported by Inside Higher Ed. The college was mentioned in a BroadwayWorld.com article about the musical Daddy-Long-Legs, based on the book of the same name by Jean Webster (Class of 1901). Vassar was noted in a Kingman Daily Miner story because of its dedication to low-income and first-generation students. The college was mentioned in Inside Higher Ed and Journal News articles on the book Off to College: A Guide for Parents. President Catharine Bond Hill was cited as one of the keynote speakers at Eduventures Summit 2015, as reported by Press Release Rocket. Eduventures is a research and advisory firm focused on analyzing changes in higher education. Hill authored a New York Times letter to the editor in response to an op-ed calling for universities to spend their endowments. Vassar was mentioned in a Coronado Eagle & Journal story and a Minuteman News Center article. The college was noted in a South Wales Evening Post article about the Vassar Travel Program to Wales. Vassar and former visiting lecturer Ted Nelson were mentioned in a Gigaom article on the introduction of the word “hypertext.” Hudson Valley News Network noted Mill Street Loft’s exhibition of photography, paintings, drawings, and sculptures at Vassar’s Fine Arts Studios.

Heinz Insu Fenkl '82

Heinz Insu Fenkl ’82, author of Five Arrows, was interviewed by the New Yorker.

The appointment of Vassar’s new Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Michelle Walsh, was the subject of articles published by the Poughkeepsie Journal and the Liberty League.

Author Alexis Landau ’99 spoke with Los Angeles magazine regarding her debut novel, The Empire of the Senses.

Emily Jones '96

University of New Mexico Assistant Professor of Anthropology Emily Jones ’96 was featured in the Albuquerque Journal.

Chronogram ran a piece on Operation Veteran Admission, including a chronicle of the transition from military to civilian life for David Carrell ’17, who co-founded the organization with Josh Ridley ’17.

Julie Horowitz ’08, co-owner of Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co. in Manhattan’s East Village, was interviewed for a New York Times story about the celebrated deli.

Composer Nathan Hall ’04 was interviewed by Colorado Public Radio about his latest work, “Ghost Light.”

Hudson River Estuary Program Climate Outreach Specialist Libby Murphy Zemaitis ’08 was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal article.

Poughkeepsie community organizer and radio show host John Flowers, who worked with many Vassar students performing outreach services in the city, was memorialized in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Ricki and the Flash and the film’s star, Meryl Streep ’71, were the subjects of stories covered by the Guardian, People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, ABC News, the Daily Mail, and Vox. Streep was also mentioned in a Huffington Post article penned by Lonna Saunders ’74.

Kiese Laymon

English professor Kiese Laymon authored a Los Angeles Times review of Justin Gifford’s new biography of author and Chicago pimp Robert ‘Iceberg Slim’ Beck, titled Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.

Michael Kimmel ’72, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, was the subject of a New York Times article on his work and the center.

An MIT News story noted Catherine Drennan ’85, one of four professors named 2015 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, the institute’s highest undergraduate teaching award.

Suffragette Inez Milholland Boissevain, Class of 1909, was the subject of a Lake Champlain Region article.

MS MR’s Lizzy Plapinger ’10 and Max Hershenow ’10 performed live on Late Night with Seth Meyers and were interviewed by the Irish Examiner.

Tanwi Nandini Islam '04

The debut novel by author Tanwi Nandini Islam ’04, Bright Lines, was the topic of a NBC News story.

Writer Dorothy Pomerantz ’93 penned two Forbes stories: a review of the film Fantastic Four and a commentary on the underrepresentation of women in movies.

Vijay Das ’06 co-authored a CNN op-ed about the racial injustice in healthcare. He was also interviewed on Counterpoint about the effort to expand Medicare.

Evan Abramson ’00 and his new art gallery, the Harts Gallery, were the subjects of a NewsTimes article.

An interview with film director and screenwriter Noah Baumbach ’91 was featured in the Independent and ScreenCrush.

The Register Star wrote about Bill Maurer ’89, dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, who will help with the redesign of the new $10 bill, which will include a female for the first time.

Jack Lienke '05

Jack Lienke ’05 co-authored a New York Times op-ed about President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Rashmee Patil penned a Huffington Post op-ed about learning to live again after the loss of her only sibling, Ashish Patil ’08.

The Times Journal offered a welcome to new SUNY Cobleskill president Marion Terenzio ’76.

Alice Walton ’00 authored a Forbes story about drinking habits among the aging affluent as well as stories about low-fat versus low-carb diets and Southern diets.

Actor and performer Alexander Steinberg ’09 was interviewed by the Forward.

Chowdhury Rashaad Shabab '05

Chowdhury Rashaad Shabab ’05 authored a Daily Star op-ed about how taking up running helped him quit smoking. Shabab also wrote a Daily Star article on power structures in Bangladesh and crimes against children.

The appointment of Roxann Henry ’75 as chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law was reported by InsideCounsel magazine.

Details surrounding the debut documentary of filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi ’04, Takin’ Place, were published in the Hyde Park Herald and the Chicago Tribune.

The Canton Citizen noted Behind the Wall screenwriter and director Bat-Sheva Guez ’03.

Lois Haibt ’55 was quoted in the New York Times concerning coding as a career change.

Danielle McClean '02

Author Danielle McClean ’02 and her debut novel, The Protector’s Pledge, were the subjects of a Daily Express article.

Lucinda Franks ’68, author of Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal article.

The Boston Herald noted the appointment of Stefanie Seskin ’05 as Boston’s first active transportation director. 

Natalie Nixon ’91 authored an Inc. magazine story about integrating creativity in the workplace.

Peipei Qiu

Professor of Chinese and Japanese Peipei Qiu was mentioned in a Xinhuanet article about Chinese “comfort women” from World War II who are still awaiting an apology from Japan.

Research Associate Glenn Proudfoot was quoted in a National Geographic article about the saw-whet owl. The young owl was the subject of a viral video from Colorado.

A BroadwayWorld.com story on the performance of Divine/Intervention noted cast member Ryan Walter ’07.

Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson ’72 penned a Fortune op-ed about dealing with competitive co-workers. She also contributed a story about fears to tackle in business for Entrepreneur.

WilmingtonBiz.com announced the appointment of Yasmin Tomkinson ’92 as executive director of Cape Fear Literacy Council.

A performance by college organist Gail Archer was the subject of a Seacoastonline.com story.

Jeremiah Ross ’00 and Joan Ensor ’36 were mentioned in a Redding Pilot article about public paths and trails in Redding, Conn.

Sussex County Miners first baseman Brett Zaziski ’14 was the subject of a Daily Record story.

Amitava Kumar

English professor and author Amitava Kumar was the subject of an India Today story.

Lucas Amodio ’15 was interviewed for a Swimming World Magazine story on the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Elizabeth Dean ’17 was featured in a Baltimore Sun article about homeschool families transitioning to college.

Adnan Malik '03

Director, producer, and actor Adnan Malik ’03 was the subject of a Diplomat story about his vision for the Pakistani entertainment industry.

The home of Paul O’Connor, technical director of the Drama Department, and Christina Osburn was the subject of a Chronogram article.

The Hudson Valley News Network reported on the election of Sheila Scott ’70 as the new vice chair of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Eric Weiner ’12 authored an Automobile magazine article on the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Nick Page ’16 was the topic of a Brookline TAB story.

Sarah Thomas Mincer ’15 was named in a Pike County Courier article for her recent college graduation.

Author Anne-Marie O’Connor ’80 and her novel, The Lady in Gold, were the subjects of a Heritage Florida Jewish News* article.

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Photos of Jack Lienke ’05, Michelle Walsh, Adnan Malik ’03, and Danielle McClean ’02 courtesy of subject; Heinz Insu Fenkl ’82 ©Bella Dalton-Fenkl; Tanwi Nandini Islam ’04 ©Scott Dunn; Kiese Laymon ©Vassar College-John Abbott; Peipei Qiu ©Vassar College-Buck Lewis; Chowdhury Rashaad Shabab ’05 ©Aidan Gracey; Gail Archer ©Buck Ennis-Crain’s New York Business; Amitava Kumar ©Neeraj Priyadarski; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center ©Vassar College-Tamar M. Thibodeau; Emily Jones ’96 ©Albuquerque Journal.


Posted by Office of Communications Friday, August 28, 2015