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In the Media - September 2019 Roundup

A new partnership between Vassar College and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health was the subject of a WAMC story. The college was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story—which quoted Melissa Hoffmann ’21—about the Global Climate Strike event that took place at the college. The event at Vassar was also reported by Spectrum News. The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns was mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about a Natural Resources Inventory for the City of Poughkeepsie that was created with the help of Vassar students and faculty. Vassar’s Transitions program and its director, Capria Berry, were mentioned in a U.S. News & World Report story on programs that enhance the college experience for first-year students. Vassar was mentioned in a Yale News story about the co-education history of Yale University. The college was mentioned and Laura Kasson Fiss ’05, Assistant Director of the Honors Pathway Program, was quoted in a Michigan Tech News story about Victorian parodies, such as “The Mathematikado.” President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Forbes article about a critical public-health problem—gun violence. She also penned an op-ed for Forbes, supporting admission policies like those at Harvard, whose affirmative action stance was recently affirmed in court.

Filmmaker Zuzana Justman ’54 wrote a New Yorker story about the years she was imprisoned at Terezín with her family, using a diary she wrote during her time there as a guide.

Lila Nordstrom ’06 is featured in the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11, advocating for health-care benefits for 9/11 survivors—area residents and students—who were not first responders.

Acclaimed actress Meryl Streep ’71 received an acting award from the Toronto International Film Festival, as noted by several media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and the Toronto Star. Streep was also quoted in a Variety story about making films for Netflix.

Zach Sorgen '12

Songwriter and singer Zach Sorgen ’12 won the NBC Songland competition, with the song “Bad Habit.”

Carlisle Schaeffer ’14 and Sam Wagner ’13, co-founders of Little House Brewing Co., were the subjects of a Connecticut Magazine story.

Award-winning actress, producer, and Vassar Trustee Lisa Kudrow ’85, and her role as Phoebe Buffay on Friends, were the subjects of a HuffPost story.

Lindsay Shepherd Cook '10

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Lindsay Shepherd Cook ‘10 was quoted in, and the late Associate Professor of Art Andrew Tallon was mentioned in, an Art Newspaper story about the restoration of Notre Dame. Vassar College and Professor Tallon were mentioned in a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by Cook, about the important role 3-D scans will play in the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Kaia Stern ’94, author, educator, co-founder of the Prison Studies Project, and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University practitioner-in-residence, was the subject of a Radcliffe Magazine story.

Steven Caras, who went from being the youngest member of the New York Ballet company to becoming a renowned dance photographer, talked with WAMC about his residency at Vassar. Caras was also the subject of a Palm Beach Daily News story.

Deadria Harrington '10

Producer Deadria Harrington ’10 will receive the Emerging Professional Award from the National Theatre Conference, as noted by American Theatre.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, who represents victims of revenge porn, sexual assault, and similar crimes, talked about her new book, Nobody’s Victim, with Newsy and Mother Jones.

Nicholas Becker ’23 and his experiences as an Army veteran, cancer survivor, town councilman, and congressional aide were the subjects of a WPDH story.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Spirit of Vassar Award recipient, spoke about the legacy of lynching in Maryland and the need to create a “truth and reconciliation” commission to address it, as noted by the Baltimore Sun.

The Chicago Tribune remembered Patricia Dodson ’45-4, a feminist, activist, world traveler, Girl Scout leader, and more.

Eric Marcus '80

Those Who Were There,” a podcast co-produced by author and “Making Gay History” founder Eric Marcus ’80, was the subject of Yale News and Jerusalem Post stories.

Barry Lam, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was quoted in a TSG Sunday Guardian Live story about respecting the wishes of the dead.

Actress Alicia “Lecy” Goranson ’96 talked with the Chicago Tribune about playing the character of Becky on the television shows Roseanne and The Conners.

Kathleen Konopka ’92 was named Deputy Attorney General in charge of Office of the Attorney General’s Public Advocacy Division, as noted by The DC Line.

Seth Dallaire ’92 was named Chief Revenue Officer for Instacart, as noted by Markets Insider.

-Photo of Deadria Harrington ’10 © Kelley Van Dilla; Eric Marcus ’80 and Zach Sorgen ’12 courtesy of the subject; Lindsay Shepherd Cook ’10 ©Vassar College – Karl Rabe; Vassar College ©Vassar College – Tamar Thibodeau.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, September 11, 2019