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.
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.