News and Events Home All News Vassar Everywhere Events Press Releases Featured Videos News The Surprising Legacy of Black Theologian Rev. Howard Thurman at Vassar As part of Vassar’s Inclusive History Initiative, students in a Vassar Intensive presented research relating to the Rev. Howard Thurman, a religious and civil rights leader who gave more than a dozen sermons at the College between 1928 and 1957. Prize-Winning Student Playwright Melds Academic and Extracurricular Passions Prize-winning playwright Solomon Hess’ 24 combined his two passions, writing The Game, a play that spotlights the origins of lacrosse. Vassar Gains Two New Trustees The two most recent appointees to Vassar’s Board of Trustees, Jennifer Haas ’94 and Delia Cheung Hom ’00, bring some unique talents and backgrounds to their new posts. Historian Michael Gomez on What Medieval African Empires Can Teach African Countries Today Renowned African historian Dr. Michael Gomez told a Vassar audience the continent’s medieval history can serve as a lesson for modern day nations. Vassar Everywhere Author and English Professor Amitava Kumar is interviewed on Slate Culture Gabfest about his habit of writing every day—and why he sticks to it. Ellen Galinsky ’64, President of the Families and Work Institute, wrote a Los Angeles Times opinion essay, “Troubled youth? Contrary to stereotypes, much of Gen Z is doing just fine.” Associate Dean Wendy Maragh Taylor and Charlotte Gullick, manager of Vassar’s Exploring Transfer program, spoke to Insight Into Diversity about the program. English Professor David Means has published his latest short story, “Chance the Cat,” in The New Yorker. Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Chair, reveals her prediction for which film will win the Best Picture Oscar on CBS News.