Jun. 7, 2021
During Vassar’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony, held on Sunday, June 6, green energy technologist Jessica O. Matthews offered some profoundly unorthodox advice: You don’t need a plan to be successful. President Elizabeth Bradley marveled at the resilience of the Class of 2021. The class president assured classmates that it’s never too late to learn something new. Finally, graduates got to toss their hats and be welcomed as alumnae/i.
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.
Jun. 1, 2020
Mrinalini Somani ’23 has been organizing concerts to benefit impoverished children in Mumbai since she was 12 years old, and she’s not letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop her from continuing to do so. On June 13, she will present her eighth annual WE concert with help from members of a Vassar choir.
Jan. 24, 2020
At Vassar’s sixth annual Sophomore Career Connections, held on the weekend of January 17, 248 sophomores gained invaluable insights from 103 alumnae/i and parents who spent the weekend helping them envision their futures. The event was co-hosted by the Career Development Office and the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development.
Nov. 18, 2019
Alumnae/i, students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered for the Larry H. Mamiya Memorial Conference Celebrating 50 Years of Africana Studies at Vassar College in early November. Several alumnae who participated in the three-day occupation of Main Building in 1969, widely credited for helping to secure support for the college’s new Black Studies program, were in attendance.
Oct. 9, 2019
Steven Caras has had two successful arts careers: as a dancer with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet and as a dance photographer. He recently shared his extensive knowledge of both fields with Vassar students and the larger community through a lecture, master classes, and an exhibit at the Palmer Gallery.
Sep. 13, 2019
This fall, the Art Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vassar College Advisory Council for Photography with an exhibition dedicated entirely to the medium. Shape of Light: Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will open on September 20. A reception will be held on October 12 with a lecture by Carol Squiers, who served as curator at the International Center for Photography in New York City.