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In the Media – July 2016 Roundup

Vassar College was mentioned in a Fox News op-ed about increasing income diversity in colleges and was included in an Inside Higher Ed story about need-blind admissions. The Poughkeepsie Journal hailed Vassar’s Exploring College summer program, which helps high school students gain the skills and confidence for college. Vassar was mentioned in a New Yorker story about writer and editor Ann Patty, a Christian Century article about the Institute for Innovation in Social Policy, and a Miami Herald story about the Cuban gay men’s chorus Mano a Mano, which performed on campus. Vassar was included in a CBS News story about college programs offered in New York state prisons and was named one of the most Instagrammed locations in Poughkeepsie by Hudson Valley News Network. The Statesman included Vassar in a story about choosing the right college. The Post and Courier mentioned Vassar in a story about the quality of students who graduate from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science. The departure of outgoing president Catharine Hill was reported by Inside Higher Ed, the Poughkeepsie Journal, Patch.com, and WAMC. Vassar’s Bridge for Laboratory Sciences was included in an Audubon magazine article about bird-safe glass. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project was the subject of a WAMC story. The work of local photographer and painter Franc Palaia, on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Ed Cheetham

Ed Cheetham, producing director of Powerhouse Theater, was interviewed on WAMC about the Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s summer Powerhouse season. Performances from the 2016 season were the subjects of Huffington Post, Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly, and Daily Freeman stories. Playbill, TheaterMania.com, and BroadwayWorld.com announced the inclusion of actors Judith Ivey, Zach Grenier, Amber Tamblyn, Thomas Sadoski, and Peter Scolari in the Powerhouse summer program. Sarah DeLappe, whose play, The Wolves, was performed at Powerhouse, talked to Hudson Valley News Network and WAMC about the show. The Taylor Mac show at Powerhouse was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal article.

Hystopia, the debut novel by Visiting Associate Professor of English David Means, is included in the 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist, as reported in Time magazine, the Guardian, the Atlantic, and the New York Times.

Assistant Professor Shane Slattery-Quintanilla

Assistant Professor of Film Shane Slattery-Quintanilla’s recent documentary The Seventh Fire was the subject of a Vogue story and was reviewed by the New York Times, the Guardian, RogerEbert.com, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker.

The book of award-winning novelist Lynn Povich ’65, The Good Girls Revolt, was noted in a Washington Post story.

Associate Professor Zachariah Mampilly

Zachariah Mampilly, associate professor of political science, penned a column about India’s peacekeeping in South Sudan for the Hindu.

The New York Times, the GuardianEntertainment WeeklyPublishers Weekly, and Refinery29 reviewed the new book of essays, You’ll Grow Out of It, written by Jessi Klein ’97. The author and comedian was also interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Linda Fairstein '69

Author Linda Fairstein ’69 and her new novel, Killer Look, were the subjects of articles that appeared in the Vineyard Gazette, the Martha’s Vineyard Times, and the Houston Chronicle. Fairstein was also quoted in a Huffington Post story about writers and procrastination.

Steven Cook ’90, Eni Enrico Mattei Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed the failed coup in Turkey on PBS NewsHour and Bloomberg and in the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider. He also wrote about the topic for the Washington Post.

Sherrilyn Ifill '84

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was interviewed on Face the Nation about improving relations between police and minority communities, as reported in the New York Times.

History professor Mita Choudhury penned a Guardian op-ed about her childhood abroad—England, Zambia, and Iran—emigrating to the U.S., and becoming an academic.

Laura Tillman '07

Author and journalist Laura Tillman ’07 penned a Literary Hub column about journalists writing about murders, which included details on her book, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City, about murderer John Allen Rubio. The British edition of Vogue recommended the book, which was also included in a Daily Beast story Tillman wrote.

Professor of Art Harry Roseman talked about some of his artwork with Gorky’s Granddaughter.

The essay “The Questioning Continuum: Seeking Sexuality as a Lifelong Process” by writer Joshunda Sanders ’00 was included on BuzzFeed’s Intersectional Woman’s Reading List.

Art Almquist '89

Drama teacher Art Almquist ’89 was the recipient of the 2016 Reba R. Robertson Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, as reported by Tucson News Now, KGUN, and the Arizona Daily Star.

Karin Tanabe ’02 and her new novel, The Gilded Years, about the life of Anita Hemmings, Class of 1897, were noted in Columbia Daily Tribune and Bluffton Today stories.

The Stanford Daily interviewed Anita Varma ’08 about her work on the connection between journalism and solidarity.

Inez Milholland, Class of 1909

Inez Milholland, Class of 1909, and her work toward women’s suffrage were the subjects of a Time magazine article.

The Democratic National Convention speech by NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue '91 was the subject of a Vox story.

Tango dancer and instructor Beatrice “Bebe” Bowles ’65 was the subject of an Andrea’s Tango Blog post.

Artist Willard “Will” Lustenader ’79 was mentioned in a Day article about an exhibition at Mystic Museum of Art.

Birtan Aka Collier ’66 and her work in becoming a radio show host following the death of her husband were the subjects of a Philadelphia Inquirer story.

Tanwi Nandini Islam '04

Author and perfume designer Tanwi Nandini Islam ’04 was the subject of an NBC News story.

The marriage of Survivor winner Ethan Zohn ’96 to interior designer Lisa Heywood was the subject of a People magazine article. People also published a story detailing the wedding.

Gabriel Dunsmith ’15 co-wrote a Moyers & Company article about Icelandic politics.

Sau Lan Wu '63

Sau Lan Wu ’63, who was part of the research team that discovered the Higgs boson particle, was noted in a Science Friday article about the new book Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who.

Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Richard Huganir ’75 was appointed president of the Society for Neuroscience, noted the university’s Hub.

Elana Schulman ’12, supervising producer for Munchies, a food-centric digital channel, was mentioned in a RobertFeder.com article about food writing in Chicago.

As reported in the Register Citizen, the Connecticut Governor’s Scholarship Program was renamed in honor of retiring State Representative Roberta Willis ’79.

German adjunct instructor Eric Frederick Trump penned a humorous Salon essay on sharing a name with the son of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Patricia Ann Neely '75

Musician Patricia Ann Neely ’75 was the subject of a story in Viola da Gamba Society of America* magazine.

BroadwayWorld.com wrote about the world premiere of the play Somebody’s Daughter, written by Chisa Hutchinson ’02, at Second Stage Theatre.

James Citrin ’81, author and leader of Spencer Stuart’s North American CEO Practice, talked about dream jobs on Big Think.

Ann Nesslage ’63 was appointed to the board of Coastal Senior College, as reported by the Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald.

Orange Is the New Black actress Alysia Reiner ’92 was interviewed on KTLA about her new film, Equity.

Devina Vaid ’15, co-author of a study on electricity prices, consumption, and solar power, was mentioned in a BU Today story about the unexpected benefits of solar power.

Geography professor Yu Zhou was interviewed for an Epoch Times story about the cause of flooding in China.

Sara Mathes '19

Sara Mathes ’19 wrote a Uloop story about Brexit and global protectionism.

The artwork of Ezra Siegel ’82 was noted in a Santa Fe New Mexican story on exhibitions at the Art Santa Fe fair.

Mary Dorra ’56 was elected to the Opera Santa Barbara Board of Directors, as noted on Noozhawk.com.

The Watershed Post noted a business writing workshop headed by author Dara Lurie ’83.

Cassandra Metzger ’88 penned a Huffington Post column about how to help a friend with a chronic illness.

Phoenix Business Journal ran a story on Sonoran Institute CEO Stephanie Sklar ’73.

The Michael Schulman book Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, about the early rise to stardom of Meryl Streep ’71, was reviewed in the Malta Independent. She was also the subject of a Philippine Daily Inquirer story on her new film, Florence Foster Jenkins. The New York Times and the Straits Times published a profile on actress Grace Gummer ’08 (Streep’s daughter), who stars as an FBI investigator on the USA Network drama Mr. Robot.

BroadwayWorld.com included Miranda Cornell ’19 in a story about a performance of #BLESSED at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival, which Cornell will direct.

—Sara Mathes ’19, Linda Fairstein ’69, Patricia Ann Neely ’75, Shane Slattery-Quintanilla, and Laura Tillman ’07 courtesy of subjects; Inez Milholland (1909) ©Vassar College Archives; Tanwi Nandini Islam ’04 ©Scott Dunn; Sau Lan Wu ’63 and Zachariah Mampilly ©Vassar College-John Abbott; Ed Cheetham ©Vassar College-Walter Garschagen; Main Building ©Vassar College-Tamar M. Thibedeau; Art Almquist ’89 ©Erin Clendenin Photography; Sherrilynn Ifill '84 courtesy of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.


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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, July 29, 2016