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In the Media - April 2020 Roundup

Vassar College was included in the New York TimesWashington PostABC 14 News, and Fox News stories about colleges that are waiving SAT and ACT requirements for 2021 applicants. The college was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about Dutchess County readiness for COVID-19 patients and an Inside Higher Ed story about colleges’ plans to woo students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vassar’s response to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic was the subject of a Miami Student story and the college’s Grand Challenges virtual storytelling event was mentioned in a Mid-Hudson News story. President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Newsweek story about decades of poor U.S. healthcare policy leading to doctors being faced with rationing care. Bradley was quoted in a Financial Mail story about whether brands should keep advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic. The history of the Alumnae House Pub was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Professor Michele Tugade '95

Michele Tugade ’95, Professor of Psychological Science, discusses psychological strategies for keeping stress at bay in this Thrive Global article. She talked with WAMC about resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anne Bass ’63, an arts patron and philanthropist, was remembered by the New York TimesVogueWWD, and New York Social Diary.

Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the L.B. Dale & A. Lichtenstein Chair, talked with WAMC about donations of PPE from Vassar families in China.

Ivanna Guerra ’20 talked to NBC News about students who remain on college campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chef and television host Andrew Zimmern ’84 was featured on the Today Show, where he shared advice for gardening and preserving produce.

Marc Thiessen ’89 discussed the kindness he received after tweeting about his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis in a Washington Post op-ed.

Jason Wu ’07 wrote City LimitsGotham Gazette, and Daily News op-eds about the housing crisis in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Dorothy Novick ’87 wrote a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed about who will take on childcare responsibilities for parents who become ill with COVID-19.

Artist Mira Lehr ’56 was interviewed on PBS’s Growing Bolder about how art can help save the environment and she spoke to The Progressive about her artwork and advocacy for the environment.

Professor Ismail Rashid

Ismail Rashid (pictured), Professor of History, was one of the signatories on a letter to African leaders about the COVID-19 pandemic, as noted by the Mail & Guardian.

Lindsay Cook ’10, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was quoted in National Geographic and ArtNet stories about the future repair work on Notre Dame’s Cathedral. She was featured in the National Geographic Channel film, Saving Notre-Dame.

Andrew Tallon, the late Associate Professor of Art, and his work to digitally map Notre Dame Cathedral were the subjects of an Architizer story about the year anniversary of the fire the heavily damaged the cathedral.

Charlotte (Johnson) Baker, class of 1877, San Diego’s first female doctor, was the subject of a San Diego Union-Tribune story.

Mahlia Neely ’23 talked with the Nassau Guardian about online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Esteban, Associate Professor of Biology and the Pauline Newman Director of Science, Technology, and Society, was interviewed by the Highlands Current about coronaviruses and COVID-19.

Frank Bergon, Professor Emeritus of English, wrote the essay “Our Age of Sincere Inauthenticity” for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Karin Tanabe '02

Author Karin Tanabe ’02 was interviewed by NPR about her latest book, A Hundred Suns.

Baseball player Bryan Ruby ’19 talked with the Poughkeepsie Journal and MSN about his experience trying to get home from Peru when the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the United States.

Journalist and Managing Editor Regina Holmes ’85 wrote a Maryland Reporter story about the pandemic-caused shortfall for Maryland’s state government.

Photographer Caleb Stein ’17, video artist Andrea Orejarena ’17, and their project Long Time No See, which explores the memory and legacy of the Vietnam War, was noted by It’s Nice That.

Charlie Jones ’21 was quoted in an NPR story about how colleges are grading students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada ’13, Assistant Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College, was interviewed for a BBC World Service documentary.

Jodi Sandfort ’90 was named Dean of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, as announced by the college.

Science writer Michael Specter ’77 talked about the career and life of Dr. Anthony Fauci on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Professor Luke Harris

Luke Harris, Associate Professor of Political Science and cofounder of the African American Policy Forum, was mentioned in a Diverse Issues in Higher Education story about Dr. John Hope Franklin Award recipient Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Emily Weisgrau ’96, Founder and President of Weiswood Strategies, was quoted in a Higher Ed Jobs story.

Liz Rotolo ’20, who cofounded a volunteer delivery service called Save Our Seniors of Hunterdon County, was quoted in an NJ.com story about the service.

Sandra Opdycke, Associate Director of Vassar’s Institute for Innovation in Social Policy and author of The WPA: Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression, was quoted in a Curbed article arguing that the stimulus is not enough to fix the U.S. post-pandemic economy.

Dawson Dullnig ’22, a Vassar baseball player, was the subject of a San Antonio Express-News story.

Richard “Rick” Rodems ’06, a post-doctoral scholar at Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, cowrote a Detroit News op-ed about the delay in federal stimulus checks to those who need them most.

Megan D. Gall, Assistant Professor of Biology, was interviewed by NPR about the quietness of the outdoors during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Beth Dunlop '69

Author and architectural critic Beth Dunlop ’69 was the subject of a City & Shore magazine story.

Kerryane Monahan ’96, 2019 National Geographic Education Fellow, was quoted in a National Geographic Education Blog article about teaching science from home.

Calvin Lei ’22 was quoted in a South China Morning Post story about Chinese students facing prejudice in the U.S. because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robin Whitten ’70, Editor and Founder of AudioFile magazine, was quoted in a Cleveland.com story about the popularity of audiobooks.

Artist and philanthropist Dorothy Polayes ’50 funded a Lynn University Conservatory of Music endowed scholarship, as noted by the university.

Sarah Kozloff, author and Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair, wrote a Mary Sue op-ed about literary snobbery.

Ellen Swallow Richards, class of 1870, the first woman to graduate from and teach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the subject of an MIT Technology Review story.

Allison Bartlett ’10, Associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, was named to the Beyond the Sanctuary Board of Directors, as noted by the Rochester Business Journal.

Michael Lebowitz ’94 was named to the XpresSpa Group Inc. Board of Directors, as noted by Yahoo! Finance.

Joy Backer Kete ’12 joined the Boston office of Fish & Richardson as an associate in its Litigation Group, as announced by Yahoo! Finance.

-Photo of Michele Tugade ’95 ©Vassar College-Kevin Arce ‘20; Beth Dunlop ’69 and Karin Tanabe ’02 courtesy of the subjects; Ismail Rashid; Luke Harris ©Vassar College-John Abbott; Vassar campus ©Vassar College.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, April 30, 2020