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In the Media - August 2019 Roundup

Vassar College was included in a CNBC story about the top 10 colleges for financial aid. Vassar was mentioned in a Christian Science Monitor story about the increasing popularity of girls’ baseball. Vassar and Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, class of 1892, were mentioned in a story about how fudge became a staple of tourist towns. The college was mentioned in an NBC News story about a musical about the “comfort women” of WWII. Vassar and Frances Scott Fitzgerald ’42 were mentioned in a Washington Post story about the love letters between F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns Poughkeepsie Natural Resources Inventory was the subject of a Mid Hudson News story, which quoted Jennifer Rubbo, Director of the Environmental Cooperative. A $2.25 million donation to support Vassar’s Urban Education Initiative was the subject of Poughkeepsie Journal and Mid-Hudson News stories. The college and Maria Mitchell were mentioned in a Des Moines Register story about the 150th anniversary of the Great Eclipse of 1869.

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions—and FLLAC Director Emeritus James Mundy ’74—were the subjects of a WAMC story.

The Vassar and New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater was the subject of an American Theatre story.

Lidiya Yankovskaya ’08

Lidiya Yankovskaya ’08, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Refugee Orchestra Project, talked to CNN about the orchestra. Rhinegold Publishing mentioned Yankovskaya in a story about the orchestra.

Dr. Christine Yu Moutier ’90, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, appeared as a co-host in June 2018 on the Anderson Cooper 360 townhall “Finding Hope: Battling America’s Suicide Crisis.” This special was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis.” She was also recently featured in The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.

The book Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, by lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, was reviewed by the New York Times. Goldberg and her book were the subjects of Times, Bustle, Salon, and Guardian stories, and she was quoted in New York Post and WPIX stories about the Child Victims Act. She was quoted in a Newsweek article about criticism of the new MTV show, Ghosted: Love Gone Missing.

The photo project of Francis Smith ’87, featuring photographs from all over the United States, was featured in a Washington Post Magazine story written by Cari Shane ’87.

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, and his latest book, Immigrant, Montana, were the subjects of a Public Books story. He also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Hindu College, University of Delhi, as noted by

Katherine Center ’94 talked with KHOU about her latest book, Things You Save in a Fire.

Tanya Odom ’92, a global consultant, coach, and writer, was interviewed by Entrepreneur about her work. Odom is a trustee of Vassar College.

Bryan W. Van Norden, James Monroe Taylor Chair in Philosophy at Vassar College, won the American Philosophical Association’s 2019 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest for his New York Times essay, “The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience.”

Shuba Visweswaran ’93, co-founder of Broadsheet Daily, a daily newsletter for women, was featured on Herstory.

James McCowan ’99, men’s cross country head coach and an ultramarathon competitor, was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about local competitors in the Vermont 100 Endurance Race.

Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani ’85 talked with News and Hindustan Times about his latest collection, shown at FDCI India Couture Week.Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Elizabeth Bishop ’34 was the subject of a Worcester Magazine story.

Dan Peck, Professor Emeritus of English, talked about his new book, Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek, with the Wall Street Journal.

Actress Lilli Cooper ’12, who is currently starring on Broadway in the musical Tootsie, was the subject of a Playbill story.

Andrea Danyluk ’84, William Wirt Warren Professor of Computer Science at Williams College, was quoted in a Huntington News story about the Center for Inclusive Computing, and she credited Vassar College for its “empowerment of women and their education.”

Maria Fadiman ’91

Ethnobotanist Maria Fadiman ’91, Professor of World Geography at Florida Atlantic University, was the subject of stories in Almanac News and InMenlo. Mark Burstein ’84, President of Lawrence University and a Vassar College trustee, talked with For the Record about higher education and the importance of the humanities and liberal arts.

Anne Rhoads ’96, Executive Director of the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station, was the subject of an Altamont Enterprise story.

A newly published academic article, “The Global Rise of ‘Fake News’ and the Threat to Democratic Elections in the USA,” by Terry Lee ’88, was the subject of a Desert Sentinel story.

Filmmaker Dan Madison Savage ’10 and his film, Them That Follow, was the subject of Citizens’ Voice and Times Leader* stories.

Christopher Clark ’18 was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about young New York socialists.

Eric Trump, Adjunct Instructor in German Studies, was the subject of a Highlands Current story.

Nathan Johnson ’23 was the subject of a Jamaica Observer story about his remarkable CAPE examination scores.

Roberta Sandenbergh ’60, an architect and author, was mentioned in a story about an event focusing on maximizing small homes.

John Long, Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science on the John Guy Chair and Cognitive Science Department Chair, was quoted in a Great Courses Daily story.

Alice Huyler Ramsey, class of 1907, the first woman to drive across country in the U.S., was the subject of a Daily Telegraph story.

Jonathan Farbowitz ’05, Fellow in the Conservation of Computer-based Art, was interviewed on the podcast “Maintainers Anonymous” about his work at the Guggenheim Museum.

Hillary Onyore ’23 was included in a Cape News story about Kenyan students who are attending U.S. universities and colleges.

Neile Miller ’79, former Department of Energy Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, was named Chief Strategist at Nevada National Security Site, as noted by Pahrump Valley Times.

Professor Robert Brigham

Author Robert K. Brigham, Professor of History on the Shirley Ecker Boskey Chair, was mentioned in a Richfield Reaper story about a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History seminar on the Vietnam Conflict.

David Foote ’75, co-founder of CHR and Chief Analyst at Foote Partners LLC, was profiled in Member Central.*

Vera Blinken ’60 wrote “My American Story,” an autobiographical article that details her life from Budapest in WWII to the 1990s as the wife of an ambassador of the U.S., which was published by The Common Good.

Maria Mitchell, renowned astronomer and Vassar’s first professor, was the cause for celebration at a Nantucket celebration, as noted by Yesterday’s Island.

JamshedBharucha ’78, Vice Chancellor of SRM Amaravati University, wrote about the benefits of active learning in India Today.

Rebecca “Becky” Stone ’70 will portray Rosa Parks in a production at the World Theatre, as noted by the Kearney Hub.

Author Elanor Vale ’58 talked about the art of successful aging on WVOX’s Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.*

David Foote ’75, co-founder of CHR and Chief Analyst at Foote Partners LLC, was profiled in Member Central.*

Lawyer Gabriel Levinson ’95 joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s commercial litigation practice, as noted by the New York Real Estate Journal.

-Photos: Lidiya Yankovskaya ’08 courtesy of the subjects; Robert Brigham ©Sean Hemmerle; Maria Fadiman ’91 ©Vassar College-Stockton Photo Inc.; residential quad ©Vassar College-Tamar Thibodeau.

*Link not available.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 11, 2019