Oct. 3, 2019
More than two dozen Vassar administrators recently took a couple of hours away from their daily tasks to reflect on “Sustainable Leadership: Navigating Personal and Professional Boundaries.” That was the topic of a workshop presented by Wendy Maragh Taylor, Associate Dean of the College for Student Growth and Engagement—the first in a series of professional development sessions planned throughout the year by the Office of Human Resources.
Sep. 25, 2019
An exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Christian Leyendecker, a noted 20th century illustrator who produced ads for the company that made Arrow shirts, has triggered a confluence of Vassar connections at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in North Carolina. Allison Slaby ’93 is the exhibition curator. Senior Writer Lance Ringel will present his play about the famed “Arrow Collar Man.” And Suzanne Shapiro ’04, fashion historian for the company that produced the Arrow brand, will deliver a lecture.
Sep. 13, 2019
This fall, the Art Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vassar College Advisory Council for Photography with an exhibition dedicated entirely to the medium. Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will open on September 20. A reception will be held on October 12 with a lecture by Carol Squiers, who served as curator at the International Center for Photography in New York City.
Sep. 11, 2019
During Convocation, the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College presented the award for Distinguished Achievement to renowned architect and historic preservation champion Phyllis Bronfman Lambert ’48 and the Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award to five members of the technology startup eevo—Jacob Adelgren ’15, Alejandro Dinsmore ’15, Matthew Griffiths ’17, Casey Hancock ’16, and Harris Gordon ’15.
Aug. 1, 2019
More than 20 local high school students enrolled in a two-week, on-campus summer learning program under the auspices of Exploring College, a component of the Vassar College Urban Education Initiative (VCUEI) this summer. The summer session was part of a four-year enrichment program that prepares high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds for college.
Jul. 30, 2019
In conjunction with a New York-based social impact investment firm, the family and friends of educator Dan Mindich ’87, who died in 2014, will donate $2.25 million to Vassar, contingent on $1.25 million in matching funds, to help the college continue to provide training and mentoring for Vassar students planning to become teachers.
Jul. 17, 2019
The fusion of art and nature was the theme of a daylong event on June 29 at Kew Gardens in London, hosted by Vassar’s Office of Regional and International Programs and attended by more than 90 alumnae/i. The gathering was organized in conjunction with the exhibition, Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature, and featured a talk by Leslie Jackson Chihuly ’83.
Jul. 5, 2019
Vassar was well represented at New York City’s World Pride Parade on June 30, while two longtime gay rights activists, Eric Marcus ’80 and Ann Northrop ’70, took part in an alternative march on the same day that was organized to protest what they called the over-commercialization of the main event.