News & Features
There is plenty in store for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the African American Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College. Beginning April 10, the weekend will include an interview with Dr. June Jackson Christmas ’45-4 about pioneering activism.
All Families Weekend will have much to offer the parents, siblings, and friends who come to campus April 17-19.
In “The Art of Acting: Comedy,” associate professor of drama Shona Tucker uses the works of Moliere, Shakespeare, and Ionesco, among others, and teaches her students the ancient art of mime and other physical comedy to preach the importance of being “stoopid.”
Documentary filmmaker Karen Thorsen ’68 has used her renowned film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket as a tool within a larger project to spur conversations about race and diversity. Titled the James Baldwin Project: Conversations with Jimmy, the program uses the writings and words of Baldwin to provide hope and empowerment.
This winter, 22 alumnae and friends joined a Vassar Travel Program trip to India led by knowledgeable guides Glen and Sipra Johnson. Carla De Landri ’78 describes the incredible sights and sounds of Gujarat.
A review of Vassar Athletics in action over the course of February 2015.
A roundup of Vassar and its alumnae/i, faculty members, students, administrators, and staff in the news for February 2015.
A preview of events on the Vassar campus for March 2015.
An expert on post-conflict human rights education, professor and author Tracey Holland is dedicated to helping the marginalized. From her fieldwork building schools in Nicaragua, Angola, and Mexico to her service as faculty director of Vassar’s Urban Education Initiative, Holland seeks to ensure a quality education for those who need it most.
Organized by the Vassar chapter of the Student Athletes Advisory Council, the Vassar delegation to the Polar Plunge at a lake in Fishkill, NY, raised about $1,000 for Special Olympics programs in New York State.
The Los Angeles Times writes about Jason Kassin '90 and his Hollywood software company, FilmTrack Inc.
Over Winter Break, three members of the Vassar Debate Society –all political science majors or double majors--traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where they finished in the top half of the 350-team field at the World Universities Debate Championships.
Awarded a Winter Break internship by the Urban Education Institute, Jose Herrera ’18 tutored and mentored physics students in Boston for three weeks in January. He says he learned two things: teaching physics is hard, and it’s what he wants to do.
Like college campuses across the country, Vassar has been grappling with issues relating to race, class, anti-Semitism, and sexual assault, as well as continuing tensions stemming from differing viewpoints about the Middle East. President Catharine Hill recently outlined steps to address these concerns as part of the college’s ongoing efforts to ensure an equitable and supportive community.
A preview of Vassar athletics in action over the course of January 2015.
Sophomore Career Connections: Linking Liberal Arts to the World of Work brought 152 sophomores back to campus early from winter break to spend the weekend attending workshops, networking, and gaining valuable career insight from more than 50 participating alumnae/i and parents.
A preview of events on the Vassar campus for February 2015.
Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre will host at least two Vassar alumnae/i during the 87th annual Academy Awards—producer Jason Blum ’91 and actress Meryl Streep ’71. A newcomer to the awards scene, Blum produced the film Whiplash, which received five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Streep was nominated for Best Supporting Actress—her record-setting 19th nomination—for her role as the witch in Into the Woods.
As the global program director for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women program, Noa Meyer ’96 fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs with business education, mentoring, networking, and access to capital. With partners such as the World Bank and the Clinton Global Initiative, the 10,000 Women program has realized much success.
Nicole Wong ’15 began as an intern at Family Services last year, worked full time as a domestic violence counselor over the summer, and has now been named senior high-risk case manager at Domestic Violence Services even though she won’t graduate until May.
A roundup of Vassar athletics in action over the course of November and December 2014.
A roundup of Vassar and its alumnae/i, faculty members, students, administrators, and staff in the news for November and December 2014.
Right out of Vassar, Olivia Iloetonma ’14 went to work for D. Capital Partners, an impact investment firm that aims to raise the standard of living in developing countries by making investments that have a solid financial return as well as a social return.
- Professor Peipei Qiu talks to 51% about her book, Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves. (Posted 1/9/2015)
- On Campus - January Preview (Posted 1/9/2015)
- Lisa Kudrow '85 Wins People Performance of the Year Award (Posted 1/6/2015)
- Cool Courses: Unraveling Scientific Controversies (Posted 12/18/2014)
- Academic All-American: Zach Nasipak ‘15 (Posted 12/17/2014)