College Compact, a program dedicated to increasing literacy by encouraging college students to aid in literacy training, selected Vassar along with Princeton University, Cornell University, Bethany College, Centre College, Maricopa Community College, California State University at Fullerton and the University of California at Los Angeles to participate in a national literacy program. The college decided to focus its attentions on the rural, eastern part of Dutchess Country, which did not receive as much funding for social services as the urban part of the county.     The Miscellany News