Oct. 16, 2020
Herbaria, catalogued collections of pressed and dried plant specimens, enable scientists to learn about ecosystems. Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, the clues contained in these collections at Vassar and other nearby institutions will soon be available to researchers worldwide.
Oct. 15, 2020
Seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of everyone in the Vassar community, the College took a day to exhale. Classes were suspended to celebrate Community Care Day October 7 as Vassar paused to reflect on the hard work and sacrifices many had made to keep the campus safe.
Oct. 5, 2020
A close working relationship with county officials and a culture of caring on campus have enabled Vassar to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the message President Elizabeth Bradley delivered October 1 at an online training session for county officials throughout New York State.
Oct. 1, 2020
Using Vassar’s contributions to the women’s suffrage movement as a backdrop, two members of the faculty joined civil rights champion Sherrilyn Ifill ’84 in a conversation about the challenges that still face many voters a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Sep. 16, 2020
A commitment to collaboration and the willingness of leaders to cede some of their power are the keys to fostering racial justice and equitable economic progress. That was the message from academicians, philanthropists, and community activists at a two-day conference hosted by the Vassar Summer Institute for the Liberal Arts.