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In the Media - July 2019 Roundup

Vassar College was included on Kiplinger’s list of the “20 Best College Values in the U.S.” A $2.25 million donation for the Vassar College Urban Education Initiative was the subject of a WAMC story. Vassar was mentioned in an Atlas Obscura story about the introduction of fudge at the college. The college was mentioned in a Daily Freeman story about a $900,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to Vassar. The Vassar College Frances D. Fergusson Good Neighbors Partnerships was mentioned in a Mid-Hudson News story about an initiative of the Poughkeepsie-Oaxaca Friendship Committee. The college was mentioned in a Seattle Times story about the death of architect Cesar Pelli, who designed the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Vassar was included in an Atlanta Journal Constitution op-ed about the importance enrolling veterans in top-tier universities and colleges. The college’s Alumnae House was the subject of a Chronogram story.

The Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater was mentioned in a New York Times story about day trips from New York City and a Poughkeepsie Journal story about summer theater offerings in the Hudson Valley. Chronogram wrote about the theater’s current season, and the production of Beth Henley’s Lightning (or The Unbuttoning) was the subject of a WAMC story. Playbill wrote about The Elementary Spacetime Show, a musical that is being developed at Powerhouse Theater. The season’s lineup, including performers Phoenix Best and Amber Iman, was the subject of Playbill, Broadway Black, Broadway.com, and Theatermania stories. The latest work by Pulitzer Prize–winning Martyna Majok, being rehearsed at Powerhouse, was the subject of a Playbill story.

The popular thru-hiking app Guthook Guides, created by Ryan Linn ’07, and how it’s changed hiking, was the subject of a Guardian story.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and a conversation she had about race, artificial intelligence, and human rights, were the subjects of a Miami Times story.

Emily Lenzner '92

Emily Lenzner ’92 was named Executive Vice President for Global Communications and Public Affairs of the Motion Picture Association of America, as noted by The Wrap.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, who represents victims of revenge porn, sexual assault, and similar crimes, talked to Elle about her upcoming book, Nobody’s Victim. She was quoted in New York Post, Wired, and Slate articles about the historic signing of a New York State “revenge porn” law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Goldberg and her upcoming book, Nobody’s Victim, were mentioned in a “The Cut” podcast story about a client who had been harassed online.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to rename the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope after noted astronomer and dark-matter pioneer Vera Rubin ’48, as reported by several media outlets, including Universe Today.

Michael Pisani, Professor of Music on the Mary Conover Mellon Chair, was remembered by the Times Media Co.

Architect Phyllis Lambert ’48 was the subject of a Barron’s story.

Lillie McDonough ’11, of the trio ALMA, won the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Music/Sound, as noted by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Computer pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, class of 1928, was the subject of stories in Medium and Massive Science.

L.A. Weekly Arts Editor Shana Nys Dambrot ’93 received a Southern California Journalism Award for “Best Personality Profile” for her story on Viggo Mortensen’s long history with Beyond Baroque and his artwork—including poetry, photography, music, painting, and film—as noted by Yahoo!.

Mark F. Kluger ’84 was quoted in a CNN story about providing feedback to unsuccessful interview candidates.

Pulitzer Award–winning poet Elizabeth Bishop ’34 and Vassar College were included in seacostonline.com, Tribune News Service, and Star Tribune stories about the novel Paris, 7 A.M., which imagines a three-week gap in Bishop’s diaries in 1937.

Kevin Vo ’21 wrote a Medium story about the discourse surrounding domestic terrorism and white supremacy.

Award-winning author and Wall Street Journal reporter Lucette Lagnado ’77 was remembered by several media publication, including the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

Michael Graceffa '14

Michael Graceffa ’14, a tour cast member of the Tony Award–winning musical The Cher Show, was the subject of a Waltham Wicked Local story.

Debra Elmegreen, Professor of Astronomy on the Maria Mitchell Chair and President-elect of the IAU, was quoted in an Independent story about naming exoplanets. She was quoted in a Nova story about the Milky Way.

Inez Milholland, class of 1909, a suffragette and women’s rights pioneer, was one of several notable women who practiced law and lobbied for the Nineteenth Amendment, as noted by Above the Law.

“Making Gay History,” the podcast hosted and created by Eric Marcus ’80, was mentioned in a Guardian story.

This American Life” featured a rerun, “Americans in Paris,” an insightful profile of Janet McDonald ’77.

Luka Ladan ’15 wrote a Press Herald story about the benefits of Portland as a city for young professionals.

David Lee ’97, founding Executive Director of Feeding Wisconsin, was named Chief Executive Officer of Imagine MKE, as noted by the Milwaukee Business News.

Author and activist Julia Sharpe-Levine ’14 wrote a truthout.com op-ed about the need for less U.S. oversight of Puerto Rico.

The four covers of the new epic fantasy series—Nine Realms—by author Sarah Kozloff, Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair, were the subjects of a tor.com story.

Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Times Herald-Record story about the political polarization of the United States.

Author Ian Saxine ’06, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater State University, was interviewed by The Way of Improvement Leads Home about his recent book, Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier.

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, husband of Lucinda Franks Morgenthau ’68, was remembered by several media outlets, including USA Today.

Author Benjamin Busch ’91 was mentioned in an UpNorthLive story about the National Writers Series.

Jessica Moss ’21 was quoted in a Mid-Hudson News story about immigration advocates and their thoughts on ICE raids.

Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was quoted in a theringer.com story about the film Yesterday, and the morality of its premise. His podcast, “Hi-Phi Nation,” was mentioned in a Hudson Valley magazine story about interesting Hudson Valley podcasts.

Stuart J. Kaswell ’76 wrote a Federal Lawyer article about new financial technology and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Arun Banerjee

Arun Banerjee ’95 was named Managing Partner of GRC Solutions, as noted by several financial publications, including Business Wire.

Yu Zhou, Professor of Geography, talked to Inside China Tech about the role individualism plays in technological innovation.

-Photo of Shana Nys Dambrot ’93 and Michael Graceffa ‘14 courtesy of the subjects; Thompson Memorial Library ©Vassar College; Emily Lenzner ’92 courtesy of Investigative Group International.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, August 6, 2019