May. 17, 2017
Elise Shea ’19 had a great idea: connect Arabic-speaking refugees with Arabic language learners via Skype. The pilot project launched last fall under the auspices of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance. Winning a $10,000 Genius Award from OZY magazine will help Shea to take the project to the next level.
Apr. 12, 2017
With diplomatic relations reestablished between Cuba and the United States, the pace of change in Cuba is accelerating. This year’s annual International Studies travel course explored the areas where the impact of that change is most profoundly felt—the environment, the economy, and the tourist sector—and asked how this new phase in Cuba’s revolution fits into the larger trajectory of post-1959 Cuban history.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.