Oct. 15, 2020
Seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of everyone in the Vassar community, the College took a day to exhale. Classes were suspended to celebrate Community Care Day October 7 as Vassar paused to reflect on the hard work and sacrifices many had made to keep the campus safe.
Sep. 16, 2020
A commitment to collaboration and the willingness of leaders to cede some of their power are the keys to fostering racial justice and equitable economic progress. That was the message from academicians, philanthropists, and community activists at a two-day conference hosted by the Vassar Summer Institute for the Liberal Arts.
Aug. 25, 2020
With the arrival of the COVID-19 virus, many older men and women who previously served as poll workers are opting out this year. Working with two national groups, Power the Polls and Campus Compact, Vassar student Gabryelle Kolk ’22 is spearheading a local effort to recruit younger workers for this year’s elections.
Jul. 24, 2020
We know wearing a mask reduces the spread of COVID-19. Preventive measures such as physical distancing and thorough handwashing also help slow the spread of the virus, but according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19’s primary mode of transmission is through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Health professionals unanimously agree: The most effective deterrent is a wearing a face covering.