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.
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.
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.
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.