Feb. 14, 2019
David O’Leary ’02 has long been fascinated by stories about UFOs and other unexplained phenomena. Now, he’s parlayed his passion for the unknown into a new series for the History Channel called Project Blue Book, about a U.S. Air Force project that investigated reports of UFO sightings and related phenomena in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Feb. 7, 2019
The migration of millions of African American families from the Deep South to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century is one of the most significant, and largely untold, stories of American history. On Saturday, February 16, harpist and Adjunct Artist in Music Ashley Jackson will relate this story, through music and the spoken word, in the performance Miss Black America.
Nov. 27, 2018
Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Bernstein P’00, CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid ’77, Atlantic magazine writer Natasha Bertrand ’14, and former Washington Post editor Peter Osnos discussed the future of democracy and the Fourth Estate at an event in New York City Monday night, Nov. 26, honoring some of Vassar’s most faithful and generous donors.
Nov. 16, 2018
Six young alums were named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 lists for 2019. Harrison Remler ’14 was selected in the Music category; Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren ’13 was chosen in the Social Entrepreneurs category, and Alejandro Dinsmore ’15, Matthew Griffiths ’16, Casey Hancock ’16 and Harris Gordon ’15 were recognized in the Media category.
Nov. 12, 2018
The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Poughkeepsie recognized Jennifer Rubbo, Manager of the Environmental Cooperative for Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, for the college’s collaboration with the group over the past three years. Rubbo received one of seven Community Service Awards presented by the group Nov. 10 at the Alumnae/i House.
Nov. 9, 2018
Veterans Day has taken on a special significance on the Vassar campus since 2013, when the first cohort of 11 Posse Veterans enrolled. The Vassar community offers its thanks to the 34 Posse vets currently on campus and the dozens of faculty and staff who have served in our Armed Forces.
Nov. 8, 2018
Following the end of WWI, Armistice Day was created to celebrate peace and to salute those who had served in the Great War. Vassar alumnae contributed to war and relief efforts in various ways—and some even died on the ground in Europe. Find out what roles they played and a look ahead at Vassar’s plan to celebrate all veterans.