Features

Convocation address humanizes faculty

By AJA SAALFELD – 7 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…

Howlett a source of musical inspiration in Uganda

By ELOY BLEIFUSS-PRADOS – 7 years ago

After spending months at home or abroad, those returning to Vassar in the Fall may find the campus little different from how they last saw it last. For Christine Howlett,…

Bayit fills important spiritual niche

By ADAM BUCHSBAUM – 7 years ago

After every Friday night Shabbat service at the Bayit, dinner is served. And, as before any dinner, the Bayit assistants must toil away in the kitchen. On this past Friday,…

Art from trash a sustainable campaign

By AJA SAALFELD – 7 years ago

There’s no way to get around it—move-in is a mess. Overflowing trash bins, just like getting used to new bathrooms and finding out which of your hall mates are the…

Advice for the budding senior cook

By JESSICA TARANTINE – 7 years ago

Living in senior housing can be hard. You have to change your own light bulbs, attempt to furnish space without anything upholstered and resist the urge to turn your SoCo…

Master Plan spurs summer renovations

By JOSH SHERMAN – 7 years ago

While some Vassar students spent their summers on all sorts of things from Netflix marathons to summer classes, the Department of Buildings and Grounds here at Vassar was hard at work implementing…

Middlebury program is a haven for language integration

By ANNA BRASHEAR – 7 years ago

We started the countdown from 10 after the nervous laughter in the auditorium had faded to a silent, expectant tension. …5…4…3…2…1…0. And utter silence. Two hundred and fifty students glanced…

Orientation explores identity

By PALAK PATEL – 7 years ago

Many upperclassmen think back to their first week at Vassar with trepidation and excitement. Almost every student on this campus has experienced the awkwardness that is Freshman Orientation. But this…

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