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Environmental co-op hosts Leave No Trace crash course

By Dylan Smith – 1 month ago

Those passionate about the environment will embrace any opportunity to learn about ways to reduce their environmental impact while enjoying the outdoors. For these excited individuals, cold weather is only…

Trustees reflect on a decade of achievement

By Clark Xu – 1 month ago

The Vassar College Board of Trustees provides institutional continuity and stability to the campus community, but its inner workings are often left unexplained to the groups and people who benefit…

Vassar hosts annual high school debate tournament

By Dylan Smith – 1 month ago

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Vassar College Debate Society held its second annual high school invitational debate tournament. Fifty-four teams, most from nearby northeastern states, competed in the tournament, held…

Political Roundup

By Talya Phelps – 1 month ago

In this week’s headlines… On Nov. 2, the Islamic State belatedly claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack by Sayfullo Saipov in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 31, which killed eight people…

News Briefs Nov. 8th, 2017

By Pazit Schrecker, Kelly Vinett, and Youngju Chang – 1 month ago

Eight killed in NYC terror attack On Tuesday, Oct. 31, there was a terrorist attack in New York City. Just after 3 p.m., a rented Home Depot truck swerved into…

Updates from the VSA

By Sarah Jane Muder – 1 month ago

Committee Updates Operations Committee: — They are going to try to schedule a joint meeting between Finance, Operations and Planning to discuss Finance restructuring. — They had a discussion on…

VCLU lecture creates campus controversy

By Clark Xu, Additional Reporting by Yoav Yaron – 2 months ago

The tension between the open expression of ideas that contribute to a just society and the preservation of human dignity by limiting certain forms of hate speech continues to sustain…

Famed author Ghosh discusses 19th-century opium trade

By Dylan Smith – 2 months ago

Prolific author and thinker Amitav Ghosh visited Vassar on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture titled “Chasing the Dragon: Traveling the Opium Route to Qing China.” Ghosh’s lecture was…

Political Roundup

By Talya Phelps – 2 months ago

In this week’s headlines… Updates on the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election exploded on Oct. 30, beginning when President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign…