Sep. 7, 2018
Members of the congregation of Vassar Temple of Poughkeepsie joined with members of the college’s Jewish community on Monday to cast bread crumbs on the waters of Sunset Lake. A component of Rosh Hashanah dating back to the Middle Ages, the service symbolized the release of mistakes and shortcomings from the past year.
Aug. 9, 2018
Vassar students who enroll in courses taught by History Prof. Ismail Rashid can be confident his observations about youth, conflict, peacebuilding and other issues in Africa are fresh and insightful. Every spring break and summer, he returns to meet with researchers, political leaders and journalists there, and he mentors young scholars who are studying those issues.
Aug. 2, 2018
The Thomas J. Watson Foundation fellowship, which offers "college graduates of unusual promise the freedom to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad following their graduation," turns 50 this year. We check in with a few recipients to ask how the Watson experience affected their lives.
Jul. 25, 2018
Two dozen Poughkeepsie Middle School students are spending a couple of weeks on the Vassar campus, learning how to be more creative with their smartphones. The Digital Literacy camp is sponsored by Vassar’s Urban Education Initiative, in collaboration with Art Effect, a Poughkeepsie arts and media organization.
Jun. 28, 2018
The Alumnae/i Association of Vassar (AAVC) honored two alumnae from the class of 1963 during Reunion 2018—Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair, received the Outstanding Faculty or Staff Award, and Sally Lyman Rheinfrank, who has served Vassar in many roles, including trustee, received the Outstanding Service to Vassar Award.