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. Milfred 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.
Jan. 30, 2020
Andrea Roberts ’96, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Texas A & M University, is focusing her research and much of her teaching on the thousands of historically black settlements, often called “freedom colonies,” that sprung up in Texas and almost every other state in the nation following the Civil War.
Jan. 24, 2020
At Vassar’s sixth annual Sophomore Career Connections, held on the weekend of January 17, 248 sophomores gained invaluable insights from 103 alumnae/i and parents who spent the weekend helping them envision their futures. The event was co-hosted by the Career Development Office and the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development.
Dec. 13, 2019
Vassar alumna Diana Pearson ’78 has donated more than 80 manuscripts and other material from her late husband’s rare book and manuscript collection to Special Collections at Thompson Library. Some students in a medieval history class spent an hour viewing one of the manuscripts, and more students and scholars will benefit from the generous donation in the future.