Apr. 14, 2021
With the class of 1971’s landmark Reunion approaching, Jill Troy Werner ’71 created an Endowment for Research and Teaching on Climate Change and Sustainability, and Mary Price ’71 along her husband, Nick Waser—both of whom are field ecologists—made a gift to support “people and programs” at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. These gifts inspired their class to fund the Class of 1971 Gateway to the Old Vassar Farm as its 50th Reunion gift.
Apr. 12, 2021
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 the recent 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.
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.
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.