The college flew an Earth Flag beneath the American flag on Main Building during Earth Week at the request of the Vassar Environmental Group, the student organization responsible for Earth Week programming.  Upset that the Earth Flag was placed below the American flag, one student said, “Vassar is making the statement that allegiance and concern for the global environment is important, but only insomuch as such allegiance and concern is subordinate to nationalism….  It is imperative that we place the interests of nation-states in proper perspective and realize that those interests are meaningless unless the natural systems of the biosphere are intact.”      The Miscellany News