Day: September 18, 2013

Convocation address humanizes faculty

By AJA SAALFELD – 11 years ago

Every year Vassar begins and ends, at least symbolically, with the long-standing tradition of Convocation. In autumn, it marks the freshmen’s formal introduction to Vassar and, in spring, the promotion…

Hill, Steinberg and McCleary anchor Fall Convocation

By ANNA IOVINE – 11 years ago

This year’s Fall Convocation took place last Wednesday, September 11, in the Chapel. Every fall and spring Convocation features speeches from the president of the college and the president of…

Conference offers various sustainable energy solutions

By MAGGIE JEFFERS – 11 years ago

A conference entitled, “The Local and Regional Options for Energy and Climate Resiliency conference” was held at Vassar on Friday, September 13. The event took place in the Villard Room…

Boland illuminates Chinese urbanization

By EMILY HOFFMAN – 11 years ago

On Monday September 16, University of Toronto Professor of Geography Alana Boland came to Vassar to give a lecture entitled “Both Spectacular and Mundane: The Greening of Urban China.” This…

Outside the Bubble 9/19/13

By Debbie Altman – 11 years ago

 Shooting in Washington Navy Yard   At around 8:20 a.m. Monday morning, Aaron Alexis opened fire inside the Washington Navy Yard, killing at least 12 and leaving 14 injured. The…

Social gains within India need greater reflection

By NATASHA BERTRAND – 11 years ago

On Friday, September 13, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, and Pawan Guptawere were sentenced to death by hanging for the murder and gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student…

Admissions process forces re-invention

By ANNA BLUM – 11 years ago

Dear Admissions Officer: here is a version of myself created by me just for you . It isn’t quite accurate, but I think you’ll enjoy it. Sincerely, me—only a slightly…