In the Media - January 2020 Roundup

Vassar College and its possible contributions to the Indian education system was the subject of a The Hindu story. The college was mentioned in a story about the role of Dutchess county in the women’s suffrage movement. Vassar was mentioned in a Chronogram and Poughkeepsie Journal stories about Hudson Valley films headed to the Sundance Film Festival, including the Shirley Jackson biopic, Shirley, which was shot at several Hudson Valley locations—including Vassar. The college and its $13-million plan to obtain carbon neutrality by 2030 were mentioned in a Poughkeepsie Journal story and the college’s sustainability efforts were included in a Valley Table story about sustainable dining at Hudson Valley colleges. Vassar and President Elizabeth Bradley were mentioned in a Mumbai News Network, Spirit of Mumbai, Business News Trends, Adarsh Maharashtra, and Dilli News Live stories about panel discussions—featuring Bradley—in Mumbai and Delhi that highlighted the importance of liberal arts. Bradley talked about grand strategy for the campus commons and more on the PBS program The Open Mind. Matthew Vassar, his rise as a brewing tycoon, and the founding of Vassar were the subjects of a Hudson Valley One story. Vassar and Modfest 2020 were mentioned in a WAMC interview with Tony award-winner Celia Keenan-Bolger and a WAMC interview with composer Jeff Snyder.

Amy Entelis '71
Amy Entelis ’71, Executive Vice President for Talent and Content Development at CNN Worldwide, was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s list, 2019 Women in Entertainment Power 100. She was also quoted in Associated Press and Variety stories about a Linda Ronstadt documentary. RealScreen  highlighted Entelis’s role as an executive producer for an upcoming CNN Original Series docuseries on the Windsor royal family, and Variety quoted her on a film about civil rights activist and congressional leader John Lewis.

The actors in films by Jason Blum ’91 and Noah Baumbach ’91The Loudest Voice and Marriage Story—were recognized at the Golden Globes, as noted by multiple media outlets, including The New York Times. Baumbach’s film received 10 Oscars nominations including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Actor, as noted by several media outlets including the Hollywood Reporter and the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Sarah Kozloff, author and Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair, talked with Nerd Daily about her work, including her new four-book fantasy fiction series. Kozloff and her book series were the subjects of a Hudson Valley One story.

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg ’99, whose practice focuses on victims of sexual assault and harassment, was interviewed on Oxygen about her work, her clients, and her new book, Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls.

Making Gay History, created and hosted by Eric Marcus ’80, made the ‘best of 2019’ lists in the Atlantic and the Los Angeles Review of Books. The Advocate reported on the Making Gay History episode that featured 1970 interviews with trans activists Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.


The work of Elizabeth “Barry” White ’75, a historian for the Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations, was mentioned in a Washington Post Magazine story about finding Nazi collaborators hiding in the United States.

Shoshanah Bewlay ’92 was named Executive Director of the New York Committee on Open Government, as noted by several media outlets including the Journal News and

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope under construction in Chile will be named after renowned astronomer Vera Rubin ’48, who was instrumental in the discovery of dark matter, as noted by the New York Times, Symmetry magazine, and The Space Writer.

Tony-nominated actor Ethan Slater ’14 joined the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins as Lee Harvey Oswald, as noted by and Playbill.

Benson Whitney '82
Benson Whitney ’82 was named Dean of the St. Catherine University School of Business, as noted by the university.

Anthropologist Bill Maurer ’89, the author of “The Anthropology of Money,” was interviewed on NPR’s Hidden Brain about the origins of currency and how money shapes relationships.

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Rosselle Pekelis ’60 was remembered by the Seattle Times.

Hope Blinkoff Lynch ’10, Executive Director of 716 Squash, a nonprofit that combines mentorship and squash lessons to low-income students, talked with The Buffalo News about the organization and her work.

Candido Diaz '11
Candido Diaz ’11, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, was quoted in an Inside Science story about a study he was involved in that was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Author Carol Ann Davis ’92, Professor of English at Fairfield University, wrote an Atlantic essay about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and was interviewed on WNPR about it.

Financial services lawyer Stuart J. Kaswell ’76 wrote a Maryland State Bar Association Bulletin story about the role of public companies.

Actor Justin Long ’00 will host a competition series, Shop Class, on Disney Plus, as noted by

Newly elected Redmond, Washington Councilmember Vanessa Kritzer ’08 was the subject of a Redmond Reporter story.

Nicholas Ciappetta ’01, South Huntington School District Board of Education President, received the Suffolk County Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s 2020 Public Service Award, as noted by Huntington Patch.

Lawyer Michael J. Scimone ’01, who has extensive experience in coordinating class action trials—including his role as co-lead counsel in ligation against a private prison contractor—was named a partner at Outten & Golder LLP, as noted by Yahoo! Finance.

Professor Shona Tucker
Growing Wild, the lyrical solo play by Shona Tucker, Associate Professor and Chair of Drama, will be included in the New York Stage and Film’s Winter Season, as noted by Times Square Chronicles and

Mary Conover Mellon Professor in the History of Architecture Emeritus Nicholas Adams’ latest work, Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism, was the subject of a Metropolis story.

Mihaela Akers ’04, business coach and entrepreneur, was interviewed by Medium’s Authority Magazine.

Laurine Kim ’24, a QuestBridge Scholarship recipient, was the subject of an El Paso Herald-Post story.

Interboro Partners, including Principal and Co-Founder Tobias Armborst, Associate Professor of Art and Director of Urban Studies, received a 2020 American Institute of Architects Award for regional and urban design.

Raleigh Smith ’18, a Peace Corps volunteer, talked with SC Now about his agricultural work in Senegal.

Zoe Curran ’22 wrote a Thrive Global article about how she uses boxing to stay in shape and handle the stress of college demands.

Dara Greenwood, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, wrote a Psychology Today article about the benefits and drawbacks of celebrity crushes.

Ali Haque '05
Lawyer Ali Haque ’05, a partner at Bricker & Eckler, was profiled by Columbus CEO.

Ahmee Konishi ’23 received a Waterbury CT Teachers Federal Credit Union scholarship, as noted by Patch Naugatuck, CT.

An essay—titled “Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am”—by entertainment attorney, author, and mental health advocate Terri Cheney ’82 received a dramatic read by award-winning actor Rebecca Hall on the podcast Modern Love.

Helen Harvester ’03 was mentioned in a Suburban Times review of the play Noises Off.

“The Plows,” a poem by Grady Chambers ’10, was published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of Ploughshares.

Author Elizabeth Hanks ’05 and her reflections on her father—actor Tom Hanks— receiving the Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award, were the subjects of a Heavy story.

Judge Archana Rao ’96, who was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge after serving with the New York County District Attorney’s Office for 17 years, was recently appointed to the Criminal Court, as was mentioned in The Hindu and Indian Express stories.

-Photo of Ali Haque ’05 courtesy of Bricker & Eckler; Benson Whitney ’82 courtesy of St. Catherine University School of Business; Elizabeth “Barry” White ’75courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Thompson Memorial Library and Shona Tucker ©Vassar College; Candido Diaz ’11 ©David Lowery; Amy Entelis ’71 ©CNN.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 11, 2020