Day: September 28, 2016

College to update policy on Title IX reporting

By EILIS DONOHUE – 9 months ago

The term “Title IX,” which stems from the Title IX of the Education­al Amendments Act of 1972 prohibiting sexual discrimination in educational institutions, has become a proxy for talking about…

Wilderness Fair nurtures discussion

By EMILY SAYER – 9 months ago

Sweatered and sandaled 50-some­things mill about the Farm en masse, their eyes alight with talk of vermicompost and stormwater pollu­tion reform. Students and other com­munity members peruse the scene with…

CAAD offers dynamic event lineup

By and – 9 months ago

In 2014, the Andrew W. Mellon Foun­dation gave Vassar a $750,000 grant to develop the Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD). The grant is multifaceted in nature, providing for visiting artists…

Vassar lifting coach pushes athletes farther

By FIONA MACLEOD & KELLY PUSHIE – 9 months ago

To most people, the thought of trekking across campus to spend time doing burpees, squats and in­verted rows may not seem appealing. But Vassar College’s varsity weightlifting coach, Cameron Wil­liams,…

AU incidents reflect need for administrative action on bias

By THE EDITORS – 9 months ago

Incidents of bias and discrimination are all too common on college campuses in the United States. In recent history, occurrences of racially-charged discrimination conjure memories of last year’s well-publicized pro­tests…

Patel lectures on education, equity

By IMAAN LAMBA – 9 months ago

The topic of this year’s Elaine Lip­schutz biennial lecture, given by Dr. Leigh Patel of Boston College was, “Intersectionality in Education: Are we ready?” The Elaine Lipschutz lecture on multicultural…

Campus construction will upgrade landscape, Main

By EMILY HWU – 9 months ago

The construction activities ongoing outside of Sanders Classrooms and the Sanders Chemistry building will continue as part of an ongoing landscaping project throughout campus. Photo courtesy of Emily Hwu As students…

At Vassar, summer work means research collaboration

By MIT PATEL – 9 months ago

Deep within a biochemistry lab filled with test tubes, petri dishes and centrifuges, wearing goggles and busy manipulating sample genes, Katharine Sworden ’19 had an exciting summer. Sworden was a…

English Professor Kumar wins Guggenheim Fellowship

By JAKOB ECKSTEIN – 9 months ago

Amitava Kumar is a prize-winning author and the Helen D. Lockwood professor of English at Vassar, but he’s taking this year off of teaching to write. He’s been awarded a…

Celebrate autumn with hearty pumpkin spice pancakes

By SARAH EVANS AND RAFAELA VEGA DEL CASTILLO – 9 months ago

Little by little, the degrees start to drop; my pine green jacket comes out of the closet, still infused with the sweet smell that reminds me of last fall. Cup…