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.
Feb. 7, 2019
The migration of millions of African American families from the Deep South to northern cities in the first half of the 20th century is one of the most significant, and largely untold, stories of American history. On Saturday, February 16, harpist and Adjunct Artist in Music Ashley Jackson will relate this story, through music and the spoken word, in the performance Miss Black America.
Nov. 12, 2018
The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Poughkeepsie recognized Jennifer Rubbo, Manager of the Environmental Cooperative for Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, for the college’s collaboration with the group over the past three years. Rubbo received one of seven Community Service Awards presented by the group Nov. 10 at the Alumnae/i House.