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A physiology class, c.1950s. Physiology, Botany, and Zoology combined in 1963 to become the Department of Biology. Their facilities are a little more sophisticated these days.
Detail of No. 1 (No. 18, 1948) by Mark Rothko, part of the Art Center’s collection. See an “Art Talk” video of docent Lina Kavaliunas ’13 offering a personal perspective on this work.
M*Power is a cultural center in downtown Poughkeepsie, building dignity, pride, and respect through dance and martial arts. Watch a video about this year’s Community Works recipients.
Students studying and writing letters, c.1860s. Listen to some of the early letters written from Vassar College by students and others.
Ferry Cooperative House in winter. Marcel Breuer designed this distinctive residence hall in 1951. Read a 2006 Vassar Quarterly article about its history. Photo: Tamar Thibodeau
Leaf fossils from the Miocene epoch can be seen along with many other remarkable specimens in the Warthin Museum, open Mon-Fri, when classes are in session. Check it out.Photo: Tamar Thibodeau
Detail of The Vassar Trolley by C.K. Chatterton, 1916. A Poughkeepsie bus is available on campus now. Check the schedule and locations.
Puddle skating c.1890s. You can make the most of anything with a feather in your hat. Note “Uncle Fred’s Nose” on the front of Main Building. Read about how that happened.
Did you miss Lessons & Carols this year? It was webcast, check the video. Photo: Sam Rosen-Amy ’08
Today is the day! It’s our final push, so contribute whatever you can to the Community Works campaign. Together we’ll provide crucial support to organizations like the Children’s Clothes Closet.
’Tis the season for care packages, special deliveries… and looking into the Vassar Nordic Team. Check them out.
Raymond Ave looking north toward Arlington, early 1900s. On the left, College Ave, and the hill where Alumnae House would eventually be built. Read about the beginning of Alumnae House.
Fancy skating at the Ice Carnival on Sunset Lake, c.1922. Watch "Let It Snow," vintage video of winter sports on campus.
Headed out for the holidays, packages and skis in tow, c.1950. This semester, residence halls close on Dec. 22. Check the Academic Calendar for important dates.
Skinner Hall balcony view of Vassar's Native Plant Preserve, which holds the Priscilla Bullitt Collins '42 Trail. Read more about this preserve. Photo: Tamar Thibodeau
Winter Break starts today. Enjoy!
Casperkill bridge (c.1900) where Sunset Lake is today. Happy Holidays! Vassar is on winter break. Offices re-open Jan. 3, 2012; classes begin Jan. 18.
Vassar College Office of Communications
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Late 1800s - 2017
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Starting in 2011, Vassar’s 150th anniversary, the college’s homepages have been available for browsing in this archive. Each image is captioned, and the caption links to related information. Enjoy!