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In the Media - October 2017 Roundup

The annual Halloween Festival at Vassar was noted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story. The college was mentioned in a Cavalier Daily story about the Posse Veterans Program, which was initiated at Vassar, and was hailed for its dedication to the economic diversity of its student body in a Washington Post story. The college and President Emeritus Henry Noble MacCracken were mentioned in a Patch.com story about the history of the region, including the creation of Sarah Lawrence College, whose first board of trustees included the members of Vassar’s Board of Trustees. A study co-authored by President Elizabeth H. Bradley that relates healthcare and social services collaboration was mentioned in a Yale School of Medicine story.

Seamus Carey ’87, President of Transylvania University, penned an Inside Higher Ed story about legislation that would hold social media companies accountable for removing and preventing hate speech.

Linda Nochlin '59

Art historian Linda Nochlin ’51, who penned the groundbreaking 1971 essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” passed away Sunday, October 29, as noted in the New York TimesArt News, Artsy, Smithsonian, the Times, Apollo, and the Independent. Early in the month she was quoted in a USA Today story about a Dior T-shirt bearing the phrase, “Why have there been no great women artists?”

The Wolves, which was workshopped at Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, was the subject of a Hartford Courant story. BroadwayWorld.com mentioned Vassar in a story about Duncan Sheik, including the music he created for The Secret Life of Bees, which debuted at the Powerhouse Theater.

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach ’91 and his latest film, The Meyerowitz Stories, were the subjects of stories from Salon, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Deadline.com, the Toronto Star, the Hollywood Reporter, and other media outlets.

The latest music video by actress, singer, and songwriter Julia Weldon ’05 was the subject of a Billboard magazine story.

Filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe ’02 and producer Christopher St. John ’03 won a News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Documentary for the film (T)ERROR, as noted on PBS’ Independent Lens.

Mark Scheinberg '78

Mark Scheinberg ’78, President of Goodwin College, received the Hartford Courant Top Workplaces leadership award, as noted by the newspaper. Scheinberg founded the college in 1981, and it now has 4,000 undergraduates and 1,000 students at two magnet high schools.

Steven Cook ’90, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, penned a Salon column about the current climate between Iraqis and Kurds following the defeat of ISIS in Kirkuk.

Computer pioneer and Rear Admiral Grace Hopper ’28 was mentioned in a Slate magazine story about World War II codebreaker Agnes Meyer Driscoll.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917, was mentioned in a HuffPost story about famous female poets.

Jason Blum ’91, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, was interviewed on Marketplace from Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. He was also the subject of a New York Times story.

Danielle McClean '02

Danielle McClean ’02 and her book The Protectors’ Pledge: Secrets of Oscuros were the subjects of Repeating Islands and Newsday stories. The book won CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.

Maria Höhn, Professor and Chair of History on the Marion Musser Lloyd ’32 Chair, was quoted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about historic monuments and buildings that spark debate.

In Love with the Arrow Collar Man, a play penned by Senior Writer Lance Ringel, was the subject of a BroadwayWorld.com story. The play examines the lives of 20th-century Saturday Evening Post illustrator J. C. Leyendecker and his model and life partner, Charles Beach.

Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the L.B. Dale and A. Lichtenstein Chair, and her book Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves were the subjects of a South China Morning Post story.

Emil Cunningham '04

Emil L. Cunningham ’04 was appointed Pennsylvania State University’s new Director for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Finance and Business, as noted by the university.

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, was included in an inUth.com story about brilliant non-resident Indians and was quoted in a Time magazine story about freedom of speech on college campuses. 

Becky Stone ’70 will participate in the 2017 Tarheel Tellers Storytelling Festival, as noted by the Mount Airy News.

Author Karin Tanabe ’02 was the subject of a Washington Life Magazine story.

Debra Elmegreen, Professor and Chair of Astronomy on the Maria Mitchell Chair, was quoted in a Science story about the mapping of a distant Milky Way outpost.

Tim Koechlin, Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Urban Studies and Director of International Studies, penned Poughkeepsie Journal and Common Dreams op-eds about the president’s tax plan.

Leonard Nevarez, Professor of Sociology, was quoted in a Shepherd Express story about the increase in Milwaukee city pride.

Sierra Garcia ’15, a producer’s assistant on the independent film Walking Out, was the subject of a Capital Times story.

The Millbrook Independent published a review of a Skinner Hall performance by Adjunct Artist in Music and cellist Sophie Shao.

Stephen Kovari ’19, Student Research and Land Management Assistant at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, launched VCNature, an e-newsletter and Facebook page that allow anyone to view images of the animals that call Vassar home.

Laura Chinn Sanders ’00 was featured in a Comedy Central video for the show The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

Owen King '99

Writer Owen King ’99 and his father, Stephen King, discussed their new novel, Sleeping Beauties, on Good Morning America and NPR.

Nancy von Euler ’83 was appointed Executive Director of Horizons at New Canaan Country School, as noted in New Canaan News.

Jana Rich ’89 was inducted into the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Alumni Association’s Hall of Honor, as noted in the Advertiser Democrat.

Anita Florence Hemmings, class of 1897, the first African American woman to graduate from Vassar, was mentioned in a Berkshire Eagle story about the descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

Women’s suffrage activist Inez Milholland, class of 1909, was included in a Hudson Valley magazine story about the region’s women’s suffrage movement.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917, will be the subject of a celebration by three writers, as noted in the Times Union and the Berkshire Eagle.

Karen Thornsen '68

Filmmaker Karen Thorsen ’68 and her documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket were the subjects of a Foothills Sun-Gazette story.

Ahmed Afzal ’92, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton, was mentioned in an Orange County Register story about new faculty at the university.

Athena V. Lord ’53 was named this year’s Albany Public Library Foundation’s Literary Legend and will be honored at the fourth annual Literary Legends Gala, as noted in the Times Union.

Ilyse Hogue ’91, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, gave a speech about working women and women’s reproductive rights at St. Olaf College, as noted by the Manitou Messenger

Sean Morash ’13 penned an Off the Bench article about Atlanta Braves prospect Drew Lugbauer, a Poughkeepsie-area native.

Christine Araujo '82

Christine Araujo ’82 was named Executive Director of the American City Coalition board of directors, as noted in the Bay State Banner.

Making Gay History, the podcast created by Eric Marcus ’80, received the Oral History Association’s Nonprint Format Award*.

Actress and producer Alysia Reiner ’92 was the subject of a Hollywood Life story and was quoted in Artsy and mentioned in Bustle stories about the Comedy Central show, Broad City.

Author and educator Daniel Gray ’01 announced his candidacy for New York governor.

John Meehan, Professor of Dance on the Frances D. Fergusson Chair, was mentioned in a BroadwayWorld.com story about the American Ballet Theatre Fall Season Preview.

Elizabeth Nogrady '99

Elizabeth Nogrady ’99, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, was mentioned in a Cornell Chronicle story about a Rembrandt exhibition and research project.

Pete Malinowski ’06 was quoted in a New York Post* article after he pulled a man from the river who had jumped off the Manhattan Bridge.

Randolph Cornelius, Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a Psychology Today article about the importance of infant crying.

Dr. Peter Fish '87

Dr. Peter Fish ’87 recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice as Medical Director of the Thompson House skilled nursing center and Northern Dutchess Hospital’s post-acute care, as noted by Hudson Valley News Network.

Stephen Jones, Assistant Professor of Drama, was noted in Live Design magazine as a webinar speaker regarding the 2017 Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s repertory season.

Anne Constantinople, Professor Emerita of Psychology, was honored by the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District with the 2017 Adriance Honor, as noted by the Daily Voice.

Eric Donallo '85

Eric Dinallo ’85 was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, as noted by Business Wire.

A Poughkeepsie Journal story about the NEA Big Read program mentioned Molly McGlennen, Associate Professor of English.

Jean Banker ’87 was appointed Vice President, Transportation Delivery, at Mott MacDonald, as noted in Mass Transit magazine.

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Christine Araujo ’82 courtesy of the Bay State Banner; Owen King Karen Thornsen ’68, Danielle McClean ’02 courtesy of the subject; Emil L. Cunningham ’04 courtesy of Pennsylvania State University; Mark Scheinberg ’78 ©Brad Horrigan-Hartford Courant; Dr. Peter Fish ’87 courtesy of Hudson Valley News Network; Elizabeth Nogrady ’99 ©Vassar College; Eric Dinallo ’85 courtesy of Business Wire; Linda Nochlin ’51 ©Adam Husted; Thompson Memorial Library ©Vassar College-Amanda Crommett ’13.


Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 30, 2017