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Vassar College Partners with WMCHealth to Vaccinate More Than 500 Students Against COVID-19; More Vaccine from NY State on the Way

Vassar College teamed up last week with Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) to administer more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to students. About 440 students were vaccinated on campus last Monday and an additional 85 received their shots at MidHudson Regional Hospital in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Friday, April 16. College President Elizabeth H. Bradley said more vaccine is expected to be delivered soon.

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Vassar to Rename Cultural Center Building in Honor of the Pioneering Architect and Former Faculty Member Behind its Design, Professor Jeh Vincent Johnson

Vassar College’s ALANA Center, which provides resources and programs for students of color, will be named for Professor Jeh Vincent Johnson, the pioneering African American architect and former Vassar faculty member who designed it. President Elizabeth H. Bradley made the announcement as part of last weekend’s African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) Triennial, which celebrates the contributions of African American alumnae/i, students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Vassar College. Johnson died in January.

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Energy Innovator Jessica O. Matthews Will Address 2021 Vassar Graduates

Jessica O. Matthews, an award-winning innovator and entrepreneur, will deliver the address at Vassar’s 157th Commencement on June 6, President Elizabeth H. Bradley announced. Matthews, a Poughkeepsie native, is the Founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, a sustainable infrastructure company that helps cities turn their sidewalks into data centers to improve grid resilience, broadband connectivity, and mobility. The company recently partnered with Poughkeepsie to demonstrate the potential of this new technology.

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