Jul. 5, 2017
This spring, more than 500 Vassar alumnae/i visited the stunning Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in DC for a panel discussion and after-hours tour. Chief Curator Jacquelyn Serwer P’05, and Public Affairs Specialist Fleur Paysour ’72 take us inside the wildly popular new museum.
Apr. 10, 2017
A Texas rancher who never left the house without donning her white gloves, Frances Rosenthal Kallison ’29 left an indelible mark. Her philanthropy, commitment to community, and accomplishments were so impressive that she was recently inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Apr. 5, 2017
While visiting a jail for his work at the Transitions Clinic Network at the Yale School of Medicine, Scott Greenberg ’11 first became aware of the problems with the bail system in America. He teamed up with four classmates to create the Connecticut Bail Fund, which provides bail to accused individuals and helps them navigate access to medical, legal, and social service agencies.
Feb. 2, 2017
Acclaimed poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, class of 1917, came to represent the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz Age, free of the restrictions of the past. A special Vassar exhibition honoring the 100th anniversary of Millay’s graduation and the 125th anniversary of her birth offers intimate glimpses into her life. Edna St. Vincent Millay: Treasures From Steepletop is on view through June 11 in the Thompson Memorial Library and the Art Library.
Nov. 16, 2016
On March 14, Director of Urban Studies and Associate Professor of English Tyrone Simpson boarded a train with 10 of his Vassar students. Technically speaking, it was spring break, but instead of making a beeline to sunny beach destinations, students in URBS 303 Advanced Debates in Urban Studies were heading west for nine days in chilly Detroit.
Feb. 1, 2016
For Vassar’s Jill Schneiderman, Professor of Earth Science, traveling to Iceland had long been a dream. “As a geologist, I’m drawn to any place where the earth is growing, melting, moving,” she says. Iceland, which straddles the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, fits the bill. Volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, and hot springs abound, making the land a living laboratory for geology.