Apr. 14, 2021
With the class of 1971’s landmark Reunion approaching, Jill Troy Werner ’71 created an Endowment for Research and Teaching on Climate Change and Sustainability, and Mary Price ’71 along her husband, Nick Waser—both of whom are field ecologists—made a gift to support “people and programs” at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. These gifts inspired their class to fund the Class of 1971 Gateway to the Old Vassar Farm as its 50th Reunion gift.
Apr. 13, 2021
The 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by Professor of Art History Linda Nochlin ’51, which examined the underappreciation of women artists, became required reading for art historians. The College recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the essay and the 70th anniversary of Nochlin’s graduation from Vassar with a three-part tribute.
Apr. 12, 2021
Vassar College’s ALANA Center, which provides resources and programs for students of color, will be named for Professor Jeh Vincent Johnson, the pioneering African American architect and former Vassar faculty member who designed it. President Elizabeth H. Bradley made the announcement as part of the recent African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) Triennial, which celebrates the contributions of African American alumnae/i, students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Vassar College. Johnson died in January.
Mar. 9, 2021
This year, the alumnae/i association, AAVC, turns 150. Throughout 2021, the College will be celebrating this anniversary by highlighting a few of Vassar’s most notable alumnae/i in architecture, arts, business, education, entertainment, healthcare, humanitarian efforts, law, social justice, and technology.
Jan. 12, 2021
Los Angeles attorney and film producer Brenda Feigen ’66 and Helen Pankhurst, OBE, a former Vassar College Clark Scholar and women’s rights activist, took part in “Reflections on Women’s Rights Present and Future,” an online panel discussion hosted by Vassar’s Office of Regional and International Programs on December 6, 2020.