Oct. 11, 2017
Last year, Vassar students mobilized to greet an expected influx of refugees from the Middle East, but because of the travel ban, very few have been resettled in Poughkeepsie. Further north, however, there are families who need help, and Vassar Refugee Solidarity is rising to the challenge.
Jul. 19, 2017
Classes in acting, voice, and movement, workshops and tech sessions, rehearsals and performances—for apprentices in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program, it’s nonstop during their 39-day theater intensive on the Vassar campus. Follow apprentice Rachel Altemose ’19 for a day to get a taste of the acting life.
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.