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In the Media - November 2020 Roundup

Vassar College’s plan to install energy-efficient LED streetlights along Raymond Avenue was the subject of Poughkeepsie Journal and Mid Hudson News stories, which quoted Micah Kenfield, Director of Sustainability, and Bryan Swarthout, Vice President for Finance and Administration. The College was included in a Grist story about the timeline for Yale University’s carbon neutrality. The cancellation of winter sports at the Vassar College and in the Liberty League—due to COVID-19—was the subject of a Poughkeepsie Journal story. 

President Elizabeth Bradley was quoted in a Bloomberg story about President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response team.

Natasha Bertrand '14

Natasha Bertrand '14, National Security Correspondent at Politico was selected as one of the 2021 Forbes "30 under 30" in the magazine's Media category.

Lisa Gaddis ’79 was named Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, as noted by Space Ref.

Chef and television show host Andrew Zimmern ’84 talked with the University of Delaware Review about food, politics, and COVID-19.

Mauricia Baca ’92 was named Nevada State Director of The Nature Conservancy, as noted by the Pahrump Valley Times.

Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, talked to the Poughkeepsie Journal about the state of politics in Dutchess County.

Danielle Wiley ’95, Founder and CEO of Sway Group, was named to the “Influencer Top 50” list by Talking Influence. Sway wrote a Forbes article on influencer marketing in Forbes.

Jo Michael Rezes' 18

Director and performer Jo Michael Rezes ’18 gave a TEDxTufts talk called “A Playful Exploration of Gender Performance.”

Lisa Primack ’90 and Nicole Primack ’90 were named to the Forbes list of Top Women Wealth Advisors.

The Dana Foundation spoke with Abigail Baird, Professor of Psychological Science on the Arnhold Family Chair, about adolescence and typical brain development—and what might change due to the pandemic.

Award-winning photographer Caleb Stein ’17 talked to Vice i-D about his work, including Down by the Hudson, Long Time No See, and I Love This Cloud I’m Under.

Christine (Yu) Moutier ’90 published an invited article in JAMA Psychiatry, “Suicide Prevention in the COVID-19 Era: Transforming Threat into Opportunity.” A public health call to action for policymakers, business and health system leaders, it led to articles that highlighted the need for greater investment in suicide prevention in MashablePhysician's WeeklyKaiser Health News, and Mental Health Weekly. She also appeared on the Today Show with Hoda & Jenna, an Interview with Solomon Thomas of the San Francisco 49ers, and Forbes.

Athená Davis ’20

Athená Davis ’20, who co-founded the project, “Do No Harm: how racism kills,” was quoted in a Bay State Banner story about racial discrimination in healthcare.

Nora Ann Wallace ’73 was named to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Board of Trustees, as noted by the Brooklyn Eagle

Marissa Wiley ’07, a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, was the subject of an Albany Business Review story.

Publishers Weekly featured a Q&A with YA author Torrey Maldonado ’96. 

Yu Zhou, Professor of Geography, was quoted in a Politico story about U.S./China relations and political and economic policies.

The work and biography of artist Anthony Apesos ’75 was featured in Escape Into Life.

Leonard Nevarez, Professor and Chair of Sociology, was quoted in a Chronogram story about the housing crisis in Kingston, N.Y.

Robin A. Walker ’91 was named Chief Legal Officer of Goldfinch Bio, as noted by BioSpace.

Joseph Nevins, Professor of Geography, talked to WGBH about a new guidebook, A People’s Guide to Greater Boston, that he co-wrote with Eleni Macrakis ’14.

Research by Nick West ’21, an Air Force veteran and Common App intern, led Common App to remove a question from its application, as noted by Inside Higher Ed.

Photos: Campus shot, Tamar Thibodeau; Bertand, Rezes and Davis, courtesy of the subjects.