This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

Linda Fairstein '69. Photo courtesy Dutton, Penguin USA.

In the Media

Linda Fairstein ’69 (pictured) was a guest on NBC’s “Today Show” and talked with host Meredith Vieira about the evolving sexual assault case of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council named Vassar College to their 2011 Guide to 311 Green Colleges, noting the college’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.

The Poughkeepsie Journal opined about the positive role of Vassar’s ViCE for the Hudson Valley’s concert scene.

Irish poet Eamon Grennan, professor emeritus of English, was the focus of a profile in the Buffalo News.

The Wall Street Journal reported that James Cuno, assistant professor of art at Vassar from 1983 to 1986, was named the president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the third-largest arts foundation in the world, with total assets of $7.1 billion.

The Washington Post wrote about Michael Witmore ’89, recently named the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, founded in 1932 by Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger, Class of 1879.

Michele Tugade, assistant professor of psychology and director of Vassar’s Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab, discussed her research regarding happiness and emotional wellbeing on Northeast Public Radio (WAMC).

The New York Times reviewed “Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England,” at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through June 12.

Compiled by Peter Bronski

June 2011

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