Opinions

Alum critiques Bradley’s Jacobson response

By Paul Mansour – 3 weeks ago

Dear President Bradley, On Oct. 25, you sent out a message to the Vassar community “to help prepare” the students, faculty and administration “for tomorrow.” While you oddly included two…

Bradley replies to alum’s letter

By Elizabeth H. Bradley – 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Mansour, I have read your open letter. Your version of the facts differs markedly from mine. Learning is messy. In the final analysis, I think there are two…

Global community must learn from ICTY

By Sylvan Perlmutter – 3 weeks ago

On Nov. 22, Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general who orchestrated the massacre of Bosniaks at Srebrenica and the Siege of Sarajevo in the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, was…

Anti-hate speech legislation ineffective

By Sylvan Perlmutter – 1 month ago

Debate over the censorship of offensive and hateful speech has been an important feature of American political discourse since the foundation of our republic. The temptation to censor has been…

DivestVC responds to recent trustee vote

By Vassar College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign – 1 month ago

For anyone unfamiliar with the history of the fossil fuel divestment campaign at Vassar, our six-year history encompasses unprecedented activism (culminating in the largest environmental action at Vassar, the May…