Alumni

Dr. Michelle Monje-Deisseroth ’98
The recent MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient is making progress in the battle against childhood brain cancer. Read more
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Spotlight

On the Set with Beth Appel ’05
Writer for the HBO Max Series The Sex Lives of College Girls, partially filmed at Vassar, reflects on filming at her alma mater. Photo: Courtesy of the subject

On the Set with Beth Appel ’05

In The Media

Jason Blum ’91

Vassar College, the shooting location for the HBO limited series The Sex Lives of College Girls, was mentioned in Poughkeepsie Journal and Cinemaholic stories about the series. The College was also mentioned in a New York Times story about Diana, the Musical, which was workshopped at Vassar and New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Theater.

Jason Blum ’91, Founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, pictured, was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 is stepping down from her role as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund this spring, as noted by several publications, including the Washington Post.

Benjamin Ho, Associate Professor of Economics, was interviewed for a Bloomberg article on the role trust plays in how we view our economic and political institutions.

Camille Carey ’95 was named Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, as announced by the university.

Tonia Williams ’21, who is pursuing her master’s degree in education at Harvard University, was named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar, as noted by The Jamaican Gleaner.

The new collection of poetry by Linda Joy Walder ’81, Running Naked in the Snow, was the subject of a Benzinga story.

Dr. David Nash ’77 was named to the Scientific Advisory Board of Genomind, as noted by My ChesCo.

Kara Voght ’11 was hired as a politics reporter at Rolling Stone, as noted by Talking Biz News.

Alexa Gwyn ’25 was quoted in a Salten News story about Headstream, a program that focuses on building healthy and positive digital spaces for teenagers.

Poet Camille Guthrie ’93 talked about her work with Tupelo Quarterly.

Lawyer Judson Pierce ’94 was co-host of a Legal Talk Network podcast episode focused on the fight for a permanent fund for individuals who worked on the 9/11 World Trade Center cleanup.

Michael Pennington ’20 was named Music Director at St. Mary’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, as noted by the Deerfield Valley News.

The book Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Astronomer Vera Rubin (class of 1948) was reviewed by The Space Review.

Philip Hubbard ’75, LaGrange Rural Cemetery Superintendent, was quoted in a Poughkeepsie Journal story on the history of the cemetery.