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Vassar trustees honor retiring chair with $1 million gift for Posse scholars.

Current and former trustees of Vassar College have thanked retiring Chair William Plapinger ’74 for his more than two decades of service to the college by sustaining one of his most cherished initiatives: a program enabling military veterans to enroll at Vassar through The Posse Foundation. Newly elected Chair Anthony Friscia ’78 announced that more than 50 current and former trustees have created a $1-million scholarship fund for Posse vets in Plapinger’s name.


New Focus Gallery exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans, on view April 10–August 19, 2018

This special exhibition is part of “Buildings and Belonging: Mapping the African American Experience at Vassar College since 1861,” a campus-wide project initiated by the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) to illuminate the enduring contributions and presence of African Americans on campus. The exhibition will display select works by African American artists from Vassar’s permanent collection.


Arm of the Sea Theater presents “Dirt: the Secret Life of Soil”

Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath—opening the curtain on the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi’s dance of mutual delight, and the microbes’ herculean labors. Featuring live music and a myriad of puppets ranging from 12" to 12' tall, the show reminds earthly residents of all ages quintessential truths from the ground beneath their feet.

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