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In the Media - June 2019 Roundup

Vassar College was included in Poughkeepsie Journal and Niagara Frontier Publications stories about the Special Olympics New York 2019 Summer Games. The college was mentioned in a New York Times story about a revival in the City of Poughkeepsie. Vassar was included in a Washington Post letter to the editor about colleges that provide substantial aid to low-income students. President Emerita Catharine Bond Hill was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story about enrolling military veterans.

President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Forbes article on mental health and technology on campus.

The Vassar and New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season will include Vanessa Hudgens and Hailey Kilgore reading from The Notebook musical, as noted by Variety, Entertainment Weekly,, Elite Daily, and The theater’s upcoming season was the subject of Broadway World, Playbill, Chronogram, and Theatermania stories.

Fitz Patton ’88 won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play for his work on the play Choir Boy, as noted by various media outlets including the New York Times, Playbill, the Washington Post, and Patton and Vassar were included in a Playbill story about where Tony Award winners went to college.

Fitz Patton '88

Eric Marcus ’80, founder and host of the podcast “Making Gay History,” talked with NBC News about the podcast and uncovering and sharing gay history.

Iliana Jaime ’21 was quoted in a Jerusalem Post article about 10 Jewish Vassar students who donated $3,500 to help aid Syrian refugees in Aleppo.

Andrew Tallon, Associate Professor of Art, and his work on Notre Dame was the subject of a Princeton Alumni Weekly story.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, who primarily represents victims of revenge porn, sexual assault, and similar crimes, was the subject of a New York The Cut story.

Ryan Linn ’07 and the app and company he co-founded—Guthook Guides, which provides tools for hikers—were the subjects of an Outside magazine story.

Adam Knoerzer ’06 recently won the national finals of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup, as noted by

Peter Korzenik ’82, founder and president of Give Back Global, was the subject of an NGO Whisperer Magazine* story.

Sandy Warshaw ’54 was included in a Washington Post column about women who made significant, life-changing decisions when they were near middle age.

A performance by singer, musician, and artist Phoebe Legere ’81 was the subject of a Connecticut Post story.

Henery Wyand ’20, a director, writer, and performer, was mentioned in a story about the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s PB&J Café’s production of Alice in Wonderland.

Megan Gall, Assistant Professor of Biology, and her work on how deer affect forest sounds were the subjects of a story in The Scientist.

Samuel Wagner ’13 and Carlisle Schaeffer ’14 and their business, Little House Brewing Company, were mentioned in a story.

Journalist Aline Saarinen ’35, the wife of architect Eero Saarinen, was the subject of an Architectural Record story.

Professor Emeritus Todd Crow

Pianist Todd Crow, the former George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music, was hailed for his recent concert at Zankel Hall by New York Classical Review.

Zahid Ahmed ’97 was named Managing Director of China International Capital Corporation’s US Securities, as noted by Yahoo! Finance.

Catherine Bauer, class of 1926, a 20th-century reformer and activist, was the subject of an Architectural Record story.

Actress Grace Gummer and her new role in the television show The Hot Zone were the subjects of a Monsters & Critics story.

A Money Inc. story listed 20 notable Vassar alumnae/i in business: entrepreneur Yu Liu ’08; Birchbox founder Katia Beauchamp ’05; MDC Partners CEO and Chairman Scott Kauffman ’78; Confetti Cakes owner Elisa Strauss ’98; Peanut Butter & Co. founder Lee Zalben ’95; entrepreneur and investor Jon Fisher ’94; production-company founder Elizabeth Murdoch ’92; Flickr co-founder and investor Caterina Fake ’91; Gen Art founder Ian Gerard ’90; Salon 94 owner Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ’89; Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine ’88; businessman Yannis Vardinoyannis ’84; MSNBC President Phil Griffin ’79; former New World Entertainment CEO Ken Kaess ’76; journalist, author, and executive Paula Williams Madison ’74; media and technology entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne ’69; Ingram Industries CEO and chairperson Martha Rivers Ingram ’57; publishing mogul Louise Seaman Bechtel, class of 1915; New Technology Management Inc founder Lurita Doan ’79; and banking executive James B. Rosenwald III ’80.

Vassar College was mentioned in a People magazine story about the Special Olympics New York Summer Games, Al Roker, and his son Nicholas “Nick” Albert, who won two gold medals at the games.

The Vassar and New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season was the subject of a story. The addition of Alfie Fuller, Stephen Bogardus, and Margo Seibert to the season was the subject of a Playbill story.

The James W. Palmer III Gallery exhibition Geometrics of Color: Drawings by Stephen Kenney was the subject of a Hudson Valley 360 story.

Lilli Cooper '12

The Tony nomination of actress Lilli Cooper ’12, for her performance in the musical Tootsie, was the subject of a Backstage story.

Making Gay History author and podcast founder and host Eric Marcus ’80 penned a Time article on how the magazine’s reporting on gay life in America shaped Americans’ perception of gay people. Marcus and Ann Northrup ’70, an organizer of the Queer Liberation March, were quoted in a Marketplace story about the commercialism surrounding Pride Month.

Cari Shane ’87 wrote a Roadtrippers story about photographer Francis Smith ’87, whose project—America By Another Name—documented people in U.S. who lived in places named Columbia.

Norma Newton ’00 wrote a New York Times article about her “fraught relationship” with her brownness and talking to her light-skinned daughter about the beauty and history of dark-skinned people.

Mari Robles ’21 was quoted in a WICZ story about 2019 Cultural Vistas Fellowship winners.

Justin Touchon, Assistant Professor of Biology, was quoted in a National Geographic story about phenotypic plasticity in amphibians.

Leonard Steinhorn ’77, Affiliate Professor of History at American University, wrote a Washington Post op-ed about Levittown gas riots, white working-class unease, and the popularity of President Donald Trump.

Samuel Speers, Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices, and Nora Zaki, Advisor for Muslim Student Life, were mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about the annual All for One event.

Carolyn Upton ’89, supervisor at the Lolo National Forest, was quoted in a Missoulian story about the drafting of a new forest plan.

An article about a scholarship—the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship—and memorial at the Culinary Institute of America in memory of Anthony Bourdain ’77 was the subject of New York Times, CNBC, and Poughkeepsie Journal stories.

Marc Michael Epstein, Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall Davis and Norman H. Davis Chair and Director of Jewish Studies, wrote a Mosaic magazine article about a 14th-century illustrate Pentateuch. Epstein also wrote a Lehrhaus article about Jewish art and a Mosaic story about a medieval Haggadah.

Julia Meade ’12 talked with NBC12 about her friend and colleague, Wisam Toma, who is facing an extraordinary battle involving his sick son and a time-sensitive educational debt to his home country of Iraq—which might require him to return to Iraq without his family.

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-Fitz Patton ’88 courtesy of the subject; Lilli Cooper ’12, Samuel Stuart; Todd Crow, Buck Lewis