Assistant Professor of Chemistry Krystle McLaughlin sitting at a table in front of microphones

Students, administrators, alums, and others in the Vassar community enjoyed a plethora of events in observation of Black History Month, included  exhibitions, a panel on STEM-related fields, a dinner, and an update of the Buildings and Belonging project, focused on the history of African Americans on campus.

Michelle Monje-Deisseroth Genius Award lead

Neuroscientist and neuro-oncologist Dr. Michelle Monje-Deisseroth ’98 studies brain tumors relatively common in children to determine better therapies to treat them. She is among the latest round of MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipients.

Students in a first-year writing seminar learn how modern X-ray technology helps art historians study paintings that are more than five centuries old.