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.
Nov. 16, 2017
History Prof. Rebecca Edwards is an expert on American political history, but she had never run for office before this year’s election. She and her and her team canvassed neighborhoods and ran an upbeat campaign on social media—and won a seat in the Dutchess County Legislature with 53 percent of the vote.
Mar. 1, 2017
Part of a series edited by historian Carol Berkin called “The Lives of American Women,” history professor Miriam Cohen’s new biography Julia Lathrop: Social Service and Progressive Government focuses on the aspects of Lathrop’s life that make her a pivotal figure in the Progressive Era.
Jan. 20, 2017
Film major Bryce Daniel, Vassar class of 2017, chose artist and sculptor Harry Roseman as the subject for his final project for his documentary filmmaking class. Professor of art and sculpture at Vassar, Roseman takes us on a brief tour of his home studio and offers us a glimpse into his process of making art.