A Day in the Life
Mar. 17, 2017
Through the Vassar Student Association (VSA), students wield an unusual amount of power in shaping their own experiences at Vassar as well as policies that will influence the future direction of the college. Meet Calvin Lamothe ’17, President of the Vassar Student Association.
Real Problems, Smart Solutions
Mar. 10, 2017
Five Vassar students and their teams walked away with three of the top six prizes awarded at the 2017 Yale Healthcare Hackathon. More than 175 undergraduates, medical students, and healthcare professionals competed on 35 teams in the event that took place January 20-22 in New Haven, CT.
(Re)defining Women of Color
Mar. 10, 2017
Vassar hosted the fourth annual Women of Color Conference, sponsored by the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS), in early March, bringing participants from 13 colleges and universities to campus for three days of reflection, networking, and workshops on the theme of (Re)defining Women of Color: Raising our Voices, Sharing our Stories.
How Accurately Do We Judge Others’ Intentions?
Feb. 24, 2017
Andrew Willett ’17 worked with Dr. Warren Mansell, a leading Perceptual Control Theory researcher at Manchester University, on a study that showed how inept we are at gauging other people’s intentions.
A Semester in the South Pacific
Feb. 10, 2017
Clare McClellan ’18, an environmental studies major from Portland, OR, spent the fall semester of her junior year aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamons sailing from Samoa to New Zealand to study climate change in the South Pacific.
Vassar Students March To Support Refugees
Feb. 6, 2017
Several hundred people marched in downtown Poughkeepsie Feb. 1 in support of refugees, immigrants, and other vulnerable people, chanting, “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here.” About 100 Vassar students took part in the rally on the steps of the Poughkeepsie Post Office.
Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity at Vassar
Jan. 20, 2017
Every year, the Office of International Services and the Vassar International Students Association cohost one of the most vibrant events of the fall semester--Kaleidoscope. A celebration of Vassar’s cultural diversity, Kaleidoscope features international cuisine, a dessert contest, a flag ceremony, and a talent show.
Dec. 20, 2016
Transitions, a program for first generation, low income, and/or undocumented students at Vassar, begins with a six-day pre-orientation experience and continues throughout the students’ Vassar careers with an ongoing peer mentoring program.
Help for Haiti
Dec. 15, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to make landfall in Haiti in decades, left an estimated 1.4 million people in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Three Vassar student organizations—the Haiti Project, the Caribbean Students Alliance, and Jewett House—collaborated on a traditional Caribbean Christmas dinner to raise money for the relief effort.
Challah for Hunger
Nov. 17, 2016
Start with some flour, sugar, salt, eggs, yeast, vegetable oil and water. Add cheese or chives, garlic or cinnamon, apples or raspberries, or maybe some marshmallows or chocolate chips. Stir in a healthy serving of social consciousness, and what have you got? Vassar’s chapter of Challah for Hunger, a nationwide student group that’s been baking to fight poverty for more than a decade.