Jul. 5, 2017
In the spring of 2017, more than 500 Vassar alumnae/i visited the stunning Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in DC for a panel discussion and after-hours tour. Chief Curator Jacquelyn Serwer P’05, and Public Affairs Specialist Fleur Paysour ’72 take us inside the wildly popular new museum.
Jun. 22, 2017
Even before she came to Vassar five years ago, Richa Gautam ’16 knew she wanted to pursue an academic career in psychology. But rather than going straight to graduate school, Gautam is gaining valuable experience at Cornell University’s biomedical research unit at Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York City.
Jun. 14, 2017
As part of its suicide intervention strategy, the Veterans Administration now has Suicide Prevention Coordinators at all VA Medical Centers and large outpatient facilities. Clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinstein ’96 is the coordinator at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System, based in Montrose, NY.
May. 17, 2017
The historic Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory underwent a major renovation and was recently unveiled as a new a hub for mixed-income housing, small culinary businesses, visual arts, and social venture—all part of a revitalization effort in downtown Poughkeepsie led by Elizabeth Druback-Celaya ’02.
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. 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.