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.
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.
Apr. 25, 2019
Parker Zimmerman ’19 and Emily McDaniels ’18 are the first Vassar student and recent grad to take advantage of a partnership between Vassar and Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law that ensured a generous scholarship as well as mentoring services by law school professors and administrators, some of whom are Vassar grads themselves.
Feb. 14, 2019
David O’Leary ’02 has long been fascinated by stories about UFOs and other unexplained phenomena. Now, he’s parlayed his passion for the unknown into a new series for the History Channel called Project Blue Book, about a U.S. Air Force project that investigated reports of UFO sightings and related phenomena in the 1950s and early 1960s.