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At the Model United Nations program in New York City this year, the Hudson River Group, including Vassar, represented Italy. Learn more about it, and see a video.
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and leader of the Liberian women’s peace movement (pictured here), will speak at this year’s Commencement. Learn more. Photo: Pewee Flomoku
The view is amazing. Have you been to the Walkway Over the Hudson yet? It’s right here in Poughkeepsie. Photo: Buck Lewis
Thompson Library has been an iconic campus presence since it was built in 1905. Sign up for a walking tour to learn more about this and other historic locations at Vassar. Photo: Tamar Thibodeau
Call of the Sea , by Harriet Frishmuth, ca. 1950s, in Sunset Lake. Out of circulation since the 1970s, this work can again be seen in the newly revamped Art Center Sculpture Garden.
Governor of New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Vassar President Henry MacCracken, in 1931, when FDR was the commencement speaker. Read more about FDR’s connection to Vassar.
Vassar faculty prepare to process to the amphitheater stage at the beginning of Commencement. Get details of this year’s ceremony on May 20. Photo: Don Marsala
A depiction by Anne Cleveland ’37 of the commencement daisy chain, one of Vassar’s oldest traditions. Today the African Violets also lead the processional. See vintage video from the 30s to present.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012! Vassar’s 148th commencement ceremony is on Sunday, May 20. Get more info. Photo: John Abbott
School girls in Cuba smile for Vassar visitors during a Spring Break field trip. See more about the trip. Photo: Jessica Ditmore ’14
Chemistry professor Chris Smart ’83 working with glass in his lab. He’s also a beekeeper. And a beer maker. Read about it on The Hub. Photo: John Abbott
Detail of Catskills in Spring (1861) by Charles Herbert Moore. This painting was part of Vassar’s founding art collection. See highlights from the current Art Center collection.
Class of 1883 at reunion, c.1930, wearing mysterious ladder-to-the-star costumes. Fanciful attire used to be a part of the reunion parade. Read more.
Alums enjoying the Reunion parade near Sunset Lake in 2011. This year’s Reunion starts Friday. Check the schedule. Photo: Stockton Photo, Inc.
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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!