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In the Media - November 2019 Roundup

Vassar College’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030 was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story. Vassar’s Engaged Pluralism Initiative was the subject of a Private University Products and News story, which quoted Candice Lowe Swift, EPI Director and Associate Professor of Anthropology. President Elizabeth Bradley co-wrote a Health Affairs article about the relationship between social service and healthcare spending and health outcomes. Bradley was quoted in a New York Times story about a study she co-created that provided training for clinicians. The college and several of its programs—including Exploring College, the Vassar Veterans Posse, and Exploring Transfer—along with Maria Höhn, Professor of History on the Marion Musser Lloyd ’32 Chair, John Bradley, Executive Director of the Urban Education Initiative, and others were included in a EuropeNow story written by Matthew Brill-Carlat ’19, Coordinator of Research and Pedagogy with the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education. Höhn was quoted in a Detroit News op-ed about World War II and post-war service of Hillard Holland Sr., a black man who spent his career in the U.S. Army. Alumnae House was featured in a Chronogram story.

Amy Entelis ’71, Executive Vice President for Talent and Development at CNN Worldwide, was quoted in Food & Wine and Deadline stores about a documentary about the life and work of Anthony Bourdain ’77. She was quoted in a Hollywood Reporter story about HBO Max streaming CNN Original Series programming.

Nick West ’21, an Air Force veteran, wrote a Forbes article about his non-traditional route to college and the importance of programs that support veterans including the Posse Foundation and Vassar’s Transitions program—led by director Capria Berry.

Conscience Point, a documentary film about the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY, produced by Allison (Alli) Joseph ’94, was featured on PBS’s Independent Lens. The film was the subject of a Newsday story.

Mark Burstein ’84, Vassar Trustee and President of Lawrence University, wrote about college mergers for Inside Higher Ed.

Leonard Steinhorn ’77, Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of History at American University and CBS News political analyst, wrote a Washington Post article “Why race has bedeviled Republicans for more than half a century.”

Georgette Bennett ’67, founder of the New York-based Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, was named one of AARP’s Purpose Prize winners, as noted by Forbes.

Professor David Means

David Means, Visiting Associate Professor of English, wrote the story “The Red Dot” for Harper’s Magazine.

Attorney Carrie Goldberg ’99 talked about her book, Nobody’s Victim, revenge porn, and other crimes on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Dr. Merylee E. Werthan Jost ’53, a pioneering neurosurgeon, was remembered by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Emily “Emmie” Lichtenberg ’10 produces and stars in the new Netflix reality series I’m With the Band, which was the subject of various media stories, including those in New Statesman America and the Guardian.

Chicago Opera Theater Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya 08 talked with Chicago Classical Review about her career and the theater’s new season.

John Bradley, Executive Director of the Vassar Urban Education Initiative, was quoted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about the importance of computer literacy and internet access and local programs that help people with both of those needs.

Chris Roellke, Professor of Education and Dean of the College Emeritus, was named the president of Stetson University, as noted by several media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel, WFTV, and the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Patricia Ann Neely '75

Patricia Ann Neely ’75 discussed supporting diversity and inclusion in Early Music America, with WWFM.

Sarah Kozloff, Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair, wrote a article about exploring mother/daughter relationships in the fantasy genre.

Dror Ladin ’05, Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, was quoted in a Recorder story about a court case being considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.

Trustee Geraldine “Gerry” Laybourne ’69, founder and former CEO and Chair of Oxygen Media, was named to Vital Voices Global Partnership’s Board of Directors, as noted by the Daily Journal.

Alix Freireich ’07 and David Lê ’07, founders of Maiden Name, talked with Flaunt about their business and their thoughts on art and fashion.

Nadia DiGiallonardo ’99, Music Director for the Broadway production of Waitress, was the subject of a story.

Robert “Bobby” Friedman ’78, Bungalow Media + Entertainment founder and CEO, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, who specializes in sexual privacy violations, was quoted in NY Post and Washington Post stories about a pending lawsuit by former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, who retained Goldberg as her attorney.

Hua Hsu, Associate Professor of English, wrote about the captivating infographics created by W.E.B. Du Bois for the New Yorker.

Artist Alexa Meade ’09, who is known for making 3-D images look 2-D, was the subject of an Inside Hook story.

Maya Enriquez ’17, a master’s student in the integrated biosciences program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who is working on an invasive species research project to study Round Gobies in Lake Superior, is the recipient of a DOVE Fellowship for aquatic research.

Wendy Maragh Taylor

Wendy Maragh Taylor, Associate Dean of the College for Student Growth and Engagement, was mentioned in a Times Herald-Record story about professional women who shared their stories with female middle school students.

Andy Chou ’88, President of the Santa Barbara region for Northern Trust, was elected to the Board of Directors for Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, as noted by

Will Healy ’12 was chosen by the Musiqa Artistic Board for its inaugural Emerging Composer Commission program, as noted by Musiqa.

Bryan Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy on the James Monroe Taylor Chair, wrote a National Interest article about five major events in Chinese history. Van Norden was quoted in a Romper article about parents not knowing everything and the importance of children realizing their parents’ limitations.

Angel Marvin ’83 and her sons, Louis Scaglione ’17 and Ben Scaglione ’11, trained together to run the NYC Marathon, as noted in a Sun* story.

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- Photo of David Means ©Vassar College; Patricia Ann Neely ’75 ©Terry Gruber ‘75; Wendy Maragh Taylor ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe; and Vassar campus ©Vassar College-Tamar Thibodeau.