Throughout the school year, hundreds of Vassar students venture off-campus, tutoring in local schools and volunteering for non-profit agencies that combat poverty or address social issues.
Making an Impact
Vassar alumnae/i make a major impact in their fields just years after they graduate. Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren ’13 is founder and director of MyH2O, an organization that monitors water quality throughout China.
Vassar’s radio station, WVKR, provides a platform for music and political discussion that you just can’t hear anywhere else, say the DJs who bring programming to the campus and beyond day and night.
Fifteen percent of Vassar’s electricity is provided in partnership with a local community solar project and 120 panels installed on the Vassar Barn.
Outside the Classroom
Assistant Prof. of Psychological Science Hadley Bergstrom has worked to develop a tiny microscope that enables him to track brain activity.