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In the Media - March 2019 Roundup

Vassar College was named a Top Producer of Fulbright students for 2018–19, as noted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. President Elizabeth Bradley was one of the health-policy experts quoted in a New York Times story about the “Medicaid for all” plans promoted by politicians. A recent report on the economic payoff of liberal arts college educations, co-authored by President Emerita Catharine Hill, was the subject of an Inside Higher Ed story. Vassar was mentioned in Hill was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed story about a budget deficit and admission policies at Franklin & Marshall College. Vassar College’s Athletics Department and its focus on respect and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students was the subject of an Outsports story, written by Nicholas Lee ’19.

Modfest 2019, Vassar’s annual art festival, was the subject of Hudson Valley and Millbrook Independent stories. Ensemble Mik Nawooj, which performed at Modfest, was interviewed on WAMC’s The Roundtable.

The Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater was mentioned in a Playbill story about the new musical Alice By Heart, which was workshopped at Powerhouse. The theater program was mentioned in a story.

The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre’s 37th annual gala was the subject of a Hudson Valley 360 story and was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Publishing veteran Simon Green ’87 has joined Abrams Artists Agency to lead the company’s Book and Publishing division, as noted in several publications including the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

Driveways, the new film by screenwriters Hannah Bos ’00 and Paul Thureen ’00, received a rave review by the Hollywood Reporter.

Christine Yu Moutier

Christine Yu Moutier, MD ’90, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, recently appeared on Anderson Cooper Full Circle. She was also featured in the Wall Street Journal,Mashable, and Bustle.

Amy Entelis ’71, Executive Vice president, Talent and Content Development for CNN Worldwide, was mentioned in a Variety story about the sale of a CNN Film documentary about fashion designer Halston. CNN Film’s documentary, Apollo 11, which Entelis co-produced, was the subject of Collect Space and stories.

Amitava Kumar, author and Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, talked to the Boston Globe about some of his favorite books. Kumar also wrote a Medium article, “Grammar as Resistance in the Trump Era.”

Andrea Roberts ’96, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, and her work as the founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project were the subjects of a KERA News story.

Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Chair, was interviewed on NPR’s 51% about the Academy Award nominees and how they are affected by #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite.

Caterina Fake ’91, co-founder of Flickr and a Silicon Valley investor, will host the new podcast, Should This Exist?, which was the subject of a Fast Company story.

Lana Riemann

Dr. Lana Riemann ’91 joined the Hospice of Davidson County as its medical director, as noted in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Laura Tillman ’07 wrote a New York Times story about Yalitza Aparicio, the lead actress in Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed film, Roma.

Kathryn Tolbert ’74, a Vassar Time-Out Grant awardee, was interviewed by Voice of America about her work documenting the stories of Japanese war brides.

Robert Brigham, Professor of History on the Shirley Ecker Boskey Chair, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about Vietnam’s economic transformation and its implications for the Hanoi meeting between North Korea and the United States.

Wesley Dixon, Secretary to the Board and Special Assistant to the President, was named a trustee to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, as noted by the Business Council of Westchester and the Hudson Valley News Network.

Lois Haibt ’55, who was part of the IBM team that created Fortran, and computer-programming pioneer Rear Admiral Grace Hopper ’28 were mentioned in a WSTale piece discussing the New York Times Magazine historic story about women in coding, which included Hopper.

Rebecca Edwards, Professor of History on the Eloise Ellery Chair and a Dutchess County legislator, was featured on C-Span 3’s Lectures in History, teaching a class about 19th-century politics and society.

Maria Höhn, Professor of History on the Marion Musser Lloyd ’32 Chair, wrote an Apopka Voice article about the experiences of African-American GIs who fought in World War II.

Megan Gall, Assistant Professor of Biology, talked to NPR about how large deer populations can change the acoustics of their forests.

A screening of This Is Home: A Refugee Story, by filmmaker Alexandra Shiva ’95 and producer Jason Blum ’91, was the subject of a Hudson Valley 360 story.

Actor Rebecca “Becky” Stone ’70, who is currently portraying Maya Angelou on stage, was the subject of a Pueblo Chieftain story.

James McCowan ’99, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field Head Coach and Lecturer in Athletics and Physical Education, and his success in running ultramarathons were the subjects of a Poughkeepsie Journal story.

Beth Roth ’89 was named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of St. Francis, as noted by the Herald-News.

Barry Lam

Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy, talked with Chronogram about his podcast, Hi-Phi Nation.

Attorney Carrie Goldberg ’99, whose law firm represents clients who are victims of online harassment, blackmail, and sexual assault, was profiled by BBC News.

Singer and songwriter Jacqueline Steiner ’44 was remembered by the New York Times.

Brennan Kearney ’96 was selected to serve as a Dutchess County legislator, filling the seat of outgoing legislator Joel Tyner, as noted by the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The book of poetry, The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots, by Ned Balbo ’81 received the 2019 New Criterion Poetry Prize, as noted by The New Criterion.

James Citrin ’81, head of Spencer Stuart CEO Practice, talked to Recode Decode about how to find the best candidates for C-suite jobs.

Taking Back Philosophy, by Bryan Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy on the James Monroe Taylor Chair, received a positive review by the Times Literary Supplement.

Pete Malinowski ’06, Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project, talks about restoring NYC’s waterways on Freakanomics Radio.

Michael Schatz ’89, President of the Jewish Educators Assembly and head of Philadelphia Jewish History Tours, was the subject of a Jewish Exponent story.

Palak Patel ’16, an editorial assistant for the publishing company Wolters Kluwer, was mentioned in a News Letter Journal story about the current work of past student journalists.

Katherine Giesa ’16 is the co-founder of a new online art gallery, Hasbrook Galleries, as noted by the Badger Herald.

Peipei Qiu

Peipei Qiu, Professor and Chair of Chinese and Japanese on the L. B. Dale & A. Lichtenstein Chair, spoke about the testimonies of WWII Chinese “comfort women” on This Morning with Alex Jensen. Qui also talked to TRT World about WWII “comfort women” and how the history is affecting current political discourse between Japan and South Korea. 

Sasha Velour ’09, the winner of season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, was the subject of an story.

Playwright, screenwriter, and performer Nadja Leonhard-Hooper ’15 was mentioned in a story about the new play, Eat the Devil.

Robert Goodrich ’10, a student at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, was the subject of a Times Free Press story.

Impact, a new book by Jennifer Carey Reichle ’86 that chronicles the true story of a mother, father, and their two young sons who survived a traumatic car accident, was the subject of a Stamford Advocate story.

Judge Archana Rao ’96, who served for 17 years in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, received a judicial appointment to the New York City Civil Court, as noted by News India Times.

Zachary Ives ’95 was appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, as noted in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Zeke Edwards

Ezekiel Edwards ’95, Director of the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, wrote a New York Times letter to the editor about the failure of the government to adequately fund public defenders’ offices.

Attorney Allison Bartlett ’10 was named an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, as noted by the Rochester Business Journal.

Attorney Eric Bergner ’87 was named a partner in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP digital and technology group, as noted by

Leslie Paluch ’09 joined the YWCA Evanston/North Shore as the Policy and Advocacy Manager, as noted by the Chicago Tribune.

Kristina Salen ’93, former Etsy CFO, joined Moda Operandi as the company’s CFO, as announced by The Business Journals.

Dr. Theodore “Ted” Lefer ’98 joined Grace Cottage Family Health, as noted by the Brattleboro Reformer.

The work of composer Joseph Bertolozzi ’81 was featured on WMHT* as the radio station celebrated Bertolozzi’s 60th birthday.

*Link no longer available

-Photos of Lana Riemann ’91, Christine Yu Moutier, MD ’90, and Ezekiel Edwards ’95 courtesy of the subjects; Barry Lam ©Duke Photography; Peipei Qiu ©Vassar College-Buck Lewis.


Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 5, 2019