The Poynter Program director, Elizabeth Daniels ’41, announced that the annual $10,000 Poynter grant would be used to bring both Hudson Valley and recent alumnae/i reporters to Vassar, a departure from the past, when the grant was used to bring nationally prominent journalists to campus.  Daniels also mentioned the possibility of using the fund to bring New Yorker writers to speak on campus.  The Poynter grant was the gift of Nelson and Marion Knauss Poynter ‘46, publishers of The St. Petersburg Times, and was intended to inform students about the media.