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In the Media - December 2020 Roundup

President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Forbes article about free speech on college campuses.

Producer Jason Blum ’91 weighed in on WarnerMedia’s controversial movie-release plan during an interview on KCRW’s The Business with Kim Masters.

Emily Bruce ’07, Faculty Scientist at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio about how an early mutation may have hastened the spread of COVID-19.

The Hollywood Reporter covered the announcement by WME Chairman Lloyd Braun ’80 that the talent agency has named 25 new partners, including Sharon Davidson Chang ’84, ’P19.

Huang Hung '84
Trustee Huang Hung ’84, CEO of China Interactive Media Group, talked about China’s mindset of sacrificing individualism for the greater good in this NPR’s TED Radio Hour segment.

Jane Smiley ’71 spoke to the Los Angeles Times about her new book, Perestroika in Paris.

Rebecca Edwards, Professor of History on the Eloise Ellery Chair, spoke to the Atlantic about 2020, “The Year We Lost.”

In a HuffPost article, Meg Stone ’95 examined how some sexual-abuse survivors viewed the choices in this year’s presidential election.

Laura Ettinger '89

Laura Ettinger ’89, Associate Professor of History at Clarkson University, produced a collection of educational videos on trailblazing women in engineering, as noted by the university.

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

Adam Eric Greenberg ’09 made the Poets&Quants 2020 list of Best Undergraduate Professors.

Hunter Keil ’09, an associate at Robinson Donovan, P.C., was named to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, as noted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

UC Berkeley renamed its College of Environmental Design building for Catherine Bauer Wurster ’26, a pioneering advocate of affordable housing, as noted by the Daily Californian.

Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley ’92 was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, as noted by the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and other publications.

Stealth BioTherapeutics announced the appointment of Dr. Eve E. Slater ’67 to its Board of Directors.

Judith Moss ’44, a computer pioneer, educator, and the first female mayor of Mountain View, California, was remembered by the Los Altos Town Crier.

FLLAC's Bart Thurber

Bart Thurber, Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Lecturer in Art and David Tavarez, Professor of Anthropology, talked about the Art Center’s exhibition Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States, and the art center’s pandemic mitigation policies, on WAMC Roundtable.

Caterina Fake ’91 interviewed lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99 about deep fakes used in revenge porn on the podcast Should this Exist?

EILE Magazine wrote about a new exhibit of artworks created by Mira Lehr ’56 during the pandemic called Planetary Visions from Spaceship Earth.

In a Catalyst article, Luka Ladan ’15 argues that some pandemic restrictions fail the “common sense test.”

Sue (Fruchtbaum) Buyer ’47 was interviewed by Women Writers, Women’s Books about her new book, All Things in Time.

Amanda Jameson ’09, Big City Mountaineers Community Relations Director and an avid long-distance hiker, was the subject of a Land and People magazine story.

Krystle McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, talked with Chemistry World about how the pandemic has impacted her.

Daniel Alexander Jones '91

A TED talk by Daniel Alexander Jones ’91 made TED’s best of 2020 list.

Catherine M. Paden ’97 was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Franklin Pierce University, as noted by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and the Sentinel Source.

Pablo Crisostomo Suarez ’25 and his match to Vassar through QuestBridge were the subjects of a Patch.com story.

Michael Brandt ’84, a talented musician, an electrical engineer at Syracuse University’s Department of Chemistry, and a certified genius, was remembered by the Daily Orange.

Elizabeth Waller ’74 was featured in a music video created by her daughter, Julia Nunes, that was the subject of a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle story.

The Poughkeepsie Journal published an article about the Federal Theater Project of the 1930s, led by Vassar Director of English Speech Hallie Flanagan.

Photos: Campus shot, Tamar Thibodeau; Laura Ettinger, courtesy of the subjects; Daniel Alexander Jones by Joan Marcus for the Public Theater; Huang Hung by Evan Abramson; Bart Thurber by Kasey Ivan.