Jun. 1, 2020
Mrinalini Somani ’23 has been organizing concerts to benefit impoverished children in Mumbai since she was 12 years old, and she’s not letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop her from continuing to do so. On June 13, she will present her eighth annual WE concert with help from members of a Vassar choir.
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.
Nov. 18, 2019
Alumnae/i, students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered for the Larry H. Mamiya Memorial Conference Celebrating 50 Years of Africana Studies at Vassar College in early November. Several alumnae who participated in the three-day occupation of Main Building in 1969, widely credited for helping to secure support for the college’s new Black Studies program, were in attendance.
Oct. 9, 2019
Steven Caras has had two successful arts careers: as a dancer with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet and as a dance photographer. He recently shared his extensive knowledge of both fields with Vassar students and the larger community through a lecture, master classes, and an exhibit at the Palmer Gallery.
Sep. 13, 2019
This fall, the Art Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vassar College Advisory Council for Photography with an exhibition dedicated entirely to the medium. Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will open on September 20. A reception will be held on October 12 with a lecture by Carol Squiers, who served as curator at the International Center for Photography in New York City.
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.
Jun. 17, 2019
More than 1,500 athletes and coaches competed in eight events in the Special Olympics New York Summer Games June 15 on the Vassar campus and three other venues. Many won medals, but those who didn’t were just as proud as they congratulated each other and shared all the fun they all were having with their friends, families and the more than 1,200 volunteers who made the Games a success.
May. 16, 2019
Emily Janoski ’20 and three of her friends recently spent an entire weekend crunching data about the Canadian Rugby 7s Senior Women’s Team—and they weren’t alone in this curious pursuit. At DataFest, an annual event for statistics and data science aficionados in colleges around the country, about 60 Vassar students and more than 2,000 others analyzed the same information.