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. 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.
Jul. 24, 2020
We know wearing a mask reduces the spread of COVID-19. Preventive measures such as physical distancing and thorough handwashing also help slow the spread of the virus, but according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19’s primary mode of transmission is through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Health professionals unanimously agree: The most effective deterrent is a wearing a face covering.
Oct. 25, 2019
Fourteen first-year students got a jump on their college careers this summer as members of the Summer Immersion in the Liberal Arts program sponsored by Vassar’s Engaged Pluralism Initiative (EPI). The young men and women, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, spent four weeks on campus taking specially designed, credit-bearing courses, learning about resources the college offers, and taking part in service-based learning in the Poughkeepsie area.
Oct. 21, 2019
At a meeting on the campus on October 19, the Vassar College Board of Trustees agreed in principle to a decisive plan to move Vassar toward its goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2030. The trustees declared their support for a $13-million package of major renovations and upgrades to the college’s heating system as well as other energy-saving projects.