Day: February 27, 2013

VC activism should spark national youth movement

By MIRA SINGER – 9 years ago

By now anyone familiar with Vassar College knows about the protest scheduled by the Westboro Baptist Church. We are targeted because of our inclusive community and acceptance of LGTBQIA students.…

Despite many senior departures, fencing team perseveres

By KERRIN POOLE – 9 years ago

The Vassar men’s and women’s fencing teams have experienced great highs as well as great lows this season, and numerous individual highlights reflect this. Each team had a record telling…

Vassar weighs in on Poughkeepsie’s misery ranking

By BETHANY TERRY – 9 years ago

With the midterm season here, many students are looking forward to getting away from the papers, exams and projects, and leaving Poughkeepsie for spring break. While this desire to leave…

VSA Council endorses twice-tabled divestment resolution

By NOBLE INGRAM – 9 years ago

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the Vassar Student Assocation (VSA) passed a resolution, proposed by the Vassar College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign in conjunction with the Vassar Greens, that supports divesting…

News Briefs

By BEN HOFFMAN AND EMILY HOFFMAN – 9 years ago

West Point in the line of fire for major budget cuts The nation’s premier military academy faces a $92 million budget reduction on March 1, when a federal sequestration bill…

S. Korea president begins with bold agenda

By SARA LOBO – 9 years ago

South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, was sworn into office this past Monday. Conservative in philosophy and focused on defense, she inherits a slowing economy and tense relations with…

Bunyi confirmed as new city administrator

By LEIGHTON SUEN – 9 years ago

Last Tuesday, Feb. 19, Democrat Camilo Bunyi, 62, was confirmed as the new city administrator of the City of Poughkeepsie. Mayor John Tkazyik, a Republican, voted to confirm his appointment…

To eliminate wrestling disregards tradition

By ZACH RIPPE – 9 years ago

In 1896, the Games of the I Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece. This illustrious event is now considered the first Olympic Games of the Modern era. These games featured…

Yvonne Elet transitions between Computer Science, Art

By JOHN PLOTZ – 9 years ago

As it turns out, Computer Science and Art History do have something in common: Professor Yvonne Elet has done them both. Before getting her PhD in Renaissance Art History, Professor…