Dede Thompson Bartlett ’65 donates $10M for Admission and Career Education Center
Construction on the new building, to be located at the north end of campus, is expected to begin within the next 18 months. Read more.
Photo: Alex Li


Five Questions for 9/11 Victims’ Advocate Lila Nordstrom ’06

Lila Nordstrom ’06

The writer and activist recently published a new book chronicling the 20-year battle to ensure permanent funding for the health needs of 9/11 survivors. Photo: Michael McAuliff

In The Media

Eric Marcus '80
Eric Marcus '80

Eric Marcus ’80, the creator and host of the Making Gay History podcast, talked with NPR’s All Things Considered about his six-episode audio memoir, “Coming of Age During the AIDS Crisis.”

Geo Maher, Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science, discussed his book, A World Without Police: How Strong Communities Make Cops Obsolete, and its subject in a Santa Cruz Sentinel story.

Francisco Andrade ’22 is in the inaugural class for the Peter Roth Internship Program, as noted in a Variety article about the program, named for the Warner Bros. Television executive.

Marsha (Findlay) Bourque ’74 received the Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists/ Society of Exploration Geophysicists.*

A Time Outside This Time by Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair, was featured in a Chronogram list of six books to “devour” in October. Kumar was interviewed on WAMC about the novel.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was a featured Time 100 Talks interviewee. 

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold ’46, a former Texas state legislator who championed criminal justice reform and women’s rights, was remembered by numerous publications including the​​​​​​​ Washington Post and the New York Times.

President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Forbes article about strategic thinking in education. Bradley also discussed the benefits of grand strategy when facing the next pandemic on OPB

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center exhibition Changing Forms: Metamorphosis in Myth, Art, and Nature, 1650-1700 was the subject of an Art Daily article.

Leonard Steinhorn ’77, Professor of Communications and Affiliate Professor of History at American University and CBS political analyst, wrote a Washington Post op-ed, “Donald Trump still captures our attention, but he’s losing the culture wars.” 

April M. Beisaw, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, was quoted in a New York Times article about the possible domestication of the cassowary 18,000 years ago.

Dara Greenwood, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, wrote a Psychology Today article about why people feel a personal loss when a celebrity dies.

Russell Goldman ’02 was named International Weekend Editor of the New York Times, as noted by Talking Biz News.

Lucy Sun ’74, a former Vassar trustee and managing director of Goldman Sachs, was named to the Orange County Museum of Art Board of Trustees, as noted by the Orange County Register.

The Vassar College and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater was mentioned in a Yahoo!Life story about the musical, Diana: The Musical, which was workshopped at Powerhouse.

Cynthia Lee ’92, Interpretive Planner at Thinc Design, was included in a Quiet Before interview about the Museum of Chinese in America.

John “Mac” Marshall ’06, Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Soybean Council, was on a panel discussion about conservation, sustainability, and global demand for U.S. soy, as noted by Agri-Pulse.

Rova Raveloson ’24 wrote a New York School Talk story about the importance of having a guide on the road to college.

Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, discussed redistricting and its impact on congressional races with Spectrum News.

John Long, Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science on the John Guy Vassar Chair, was quoted in a Great Courses Daily story about Amazon’s new home robot, Astro.

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