Oct. 16, 2020
Herbaria, catalogued collections of pressed and dried plant specimens, enable scientists to learn about ecosystems. Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the clues contained in these collections at Vassar and other nearby institutions will soon be available to researchers worldwide.
Oct. 1, 2020
Using Vassar’s contributions to the women’s suffrage movement as a backdrop, two members of the faculty joined civil rights champion Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 in a conversation about the challenges that still face many voters a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.