Mar. 23, 2020
During Women’s History Month, Vassar College salutes Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper ’28—alumna, professor emerita, and computer science pioneer. Hopper’s recent posthumous honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the naming of Grace Murray Hopper College at Yale University.
Mar. 17, 2020
On Thursday October 30, 1969, at 2:45 a.m., thirty-four Black women successfully barricaded the elevator and the doors of Main Building, taking over the building. In this act of civil disobedience, these students stood up to demand to be included in the fabric of Vassar College. Watch two of these women, Claudia Lynn Thomas '71 and Maybelle Bennett '70, as well Dr. Mildred Fierce, the first director of Vassar's Africana Studies Department, talk about the experience.
Mar. 5, 2020
When Cristina Lopez ’20 was in elementary school in suburban Baltimore, her mother founded a recreational field hockey program. Lopez loved soccer, but she was something less than enthusiastic about playing field hockey. “Mom played when she was at Middlebury College, and she kind of dragged me to practices in the new league she started,” Lopez recalled.