Day: March 4, 2015

Letter to the Editor 3/5/15 – Bill Plapinger

By BILL PLAPINGER – 7 years ago

Last week, I and more than 15 other members of the Vassar College Board of Trustees, in small groups, met with a number of student groups. While members of the…

Letter to the Editor 3/5/15 – SLD

By THE VASSAR STUDENT/LABOR DIALOGUE – 7 years ago

Last Thursday, students disrupted a Trustee dinner and confronted the college about the racist termination of Kemar Williams, a Vassar security guard. We demanded that the Trustees show accountability to…

Letter to the Editor 2/5/15 – Zack Struver

By ZACK STRUVER – 7 years ago

Last week’s staff editorial on the student-faculty relationship policy bravely lambasted the college administration for its lack of transparency about Vassar College’s policies and operations. “This act by the Administration,”…

Resources few, far between for undocumented students

By GULLIERMO VALDEZ – 7 years ago

As a predominantly white institution, Vassar has historically excluded a great deal of oppressed bodies, including people of color, women and LGBTQ students. Lately there have been some incredible efforts…

One student’s call for more time in school

By SARAH SANDLER – 7 years ago

For some reason, it seems as if the more you pay for college, the less time you actually spend there. The majority of colleges and universities in the United States…

Race, rhetoric from across the Atlantic

By CHRISTOPHER BROWN – 7 years ago

We all know the world is messed up. At least the self-aware people do. Inequalities regarding race, gender, sexuality and other identities exist in all forms and in every country.…

Media attitudes toward hair reveal racism

By SOPHIA BURNS – 7 years ago

this week, the Internet has been ablaze regarding Giuliana Rancic’s comment on E!’s “Fashion Police” about actress Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks at the Oscars. Rancic remarked that Coleman’s hair looked like…

Walmart’s wage increase mediocre against living costs

By EMILY SAYER – 7 years ago

Walmart, the multinational retail corporation popularly credited with the degradation of American culture and infamous for its pitifully low wages, announced on Feb. 19 that it would implement an entry-level…

Sketch comedy blends with sounds of No-ViCE bands

By EMMA ROSENTHAL – 7 years ago

This past weekend, the Mug held a dual-genre event for audiences to laugh and jam out, in that order. No-ViCE and Special Events collaborated to host comedians and musical guests…