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In the Media - September 2020 Roundup

Vassar College was mentioned in a WAMC interview about Poughkeepsie events commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The College was mentioned in a New York Times Magazine column, The Ethicist and in a Poughkeepsie Journal story about low COVID-19 cases in area colleges. President Elizabeth Bradley talked to Inside Higher Ed and WCNY about Vassar’s COVID-19 strategies. College was also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, CNET, Inside Higher Ed, Tech Crunch, and Yahoo! Finance stories about Facebook’s new online space for college students, Facebook Campus.

The Vassar Haiti Project annual art sale and auction were the subjects of a Hudson Valley One story.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, talked to Rachel Maddow about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Brenda Feigen ’66, a founding Co-Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, was included in an ALCU tribute to the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who was Co-Director of the WRP with Feigen.

Professor of Political Science Richard Born talked to WalletHub about ensuring fairer voter representation.

Dr. Paul Lantos '96

A study about the racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities of COVID-19 by co-author Dr. Paul Lantos ’96 was published by Oxford Academic.

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, was interviewed on NDTV about how Vassar professors and students are teaching and learning during the pandemic.

Kiana Moore ’02 wrote a Vox op-ed about the individual stories of nine Black and brown individuals on their first experience with police officers.

Katia Beauchamp ’05, Cofounder and CEO of Birchbox was the subject of an Hola! story.

Ari Fine Glantz ’10, Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives at the New England Venture Capital Association, was interviewed on “Boston Speaks Up,” as noted by the Business Journals.

Sarah Kozloff, Professor Emerita of Film, talked to WBEZ about the inspiration for her epic fantasy series, The Nine Realms.

Noah Rothbaum ’00 cohosts the podcast, Life Behind Bars, which focuses on stories and historical facts about cocktails and spirits.

(Nora) Miki Garcia ’94, Arizona State University Art Museum Director, talked with KJZZ about the museum’s show Undoing Time, which examines the history of incarceration in the U.S.

Tim Koechlin, Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Urban Studies and Director of International Studies, wrote a Common Dreams article about his experience with remote teaching during the pandemic.

Emmy-nominated composer Amanda Jones ’10 talked to NPR about her career and switching majors from chemistry to music composition.

Jhujhar Sarna ’22 was interviewed by alum Jacqui Cooper ’78 on her podcast, “JCooperTravels” about the mingling of science, engineering, and travel.

Natalie Nixon '91

Creativity Strategist Natalie Nixon ’91 talks about the direct line between creativity and business results in Forbes magazine.

Leonard Steinhorn ’77, Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of History at American University, wrote a Washington Post op-ed, comparing the Trump and Nixon tapes.

A study that looked at ancient natural carbon emissions during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum versus modern human-caused carbon emissions, led by Laura Haynes, Assistant Professor of Earth Science, was the subject of Irish Examiner, Daily Mail, and State of the Planet stories.

Abigail Coplin, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society, was quoted in a Nature story about the military’s growing role in medical research in China.

Retired chief federal judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ’74 was the subject of an Oklahoman story.

The Bomb, a BBC podcast by Emily Strasser ’10, was released in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Mark Breitbard ’90, President and CEO of Banana Republic, was named global head of Gap, Inc.’s namesake label, as noted by Fashion Network.

Barry Lam, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, wrote a Daily Nous article, “Nonfiction and Narrative Popular Philosophy.”

Astronomer Maria Mitchell, Vassar’s first professor, was included in a KPVI story about the history of women in the workplace.

Benjamin Prud’homme ’22 wrote a Sesame Workshop article, “What Sesame Street Means to Me.”

Landscape architect Edmund Hollander ’76 talked to Architectural Digest about the garden at the Belnord in New York City.

Deepak Kaul ’92, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Zebra Technologies, was interviewed by IDG Connect.

Augusta Stockman ’23 wrote a Village Soup op-ed about the impact of COVID-19 on sports.

Author Emmy Laybourne ’93 is in the cast of an improvisational comedy podcast, “Workplace Comedy Podcast.”

Russ Cohen ’78 and a discussion on edible plants he led were the subjects of a Wanderer story.

Max Kutner '11

Writer Max Kutner ’11 created a new podcast, Radicalized, which examines violent extremism. 

A forthcoming restaurant/wine bar named Lola’s Garden, by entrepreneur Avram Hornik ’94, was the subject of Philadelphia Inquirer and MSN stories.

New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Zach Ives ’95, currently running to keep his seat on the bench, was profiled by the Albuquerque Journal.

Uma Narayan, Professor of Philosophy, was included in a news story about women who have made a positive difference in the lives of Indian women.

A Maine Public Television film series developed by Stuart Kestenbaum P’03 about Maine poets features a sonnet by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917, spoken by Nancy Burt Hodermarsky ’46.

Playwright and screenwriter Liza Powel O’Brien ’92 was the subject of a story.


Photographs courtesy of the subjects.